Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie — Damn Delicious

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

An easy, no-fuss comforting pot pie using leftovers and ingredients that you already have on hand!

I am so incredibly stoked that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Jason and I plan on going back to LA to spend a couple days with his family along with a traditional Thanksgiving feast, and I’m in charge of the stuffing and sweet potatoes this year, my two favorite Thanksgiving side dishes!

But what I’m even more excited about are the leftovers – “moistmakers”, tacos, quesadillas – you name it! But I found a new favorite way to use up all that leftover turkey with these individual turkey pot pies. The best part about this is that you probably have all the ingredients on hand from your thanksgiving prep so you don’t even have to make that emergency grocery run!

And seriously, how can anyone resist pot pie? It’s comfort food at its best! And with that flaky puff pastry crust right on top with the creamy turkey mixture that just melts in your mouth, you’ll want to just skip over Thanksgiving and head right to the leftovers!

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

An easy, no-fuss comforting pot pie using leftovers and ingredients that you already have on hand!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, cut into four
  • 4 1/4-inch squares
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil four 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the filling, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, corn, carrots and peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions become translucent, about 2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth, milk and thyme, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in turkey; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Divide the filling evenly into the ramekins. Top with puff pastry and gently cut 4 vents in the top of the crust. Brush each crust with the beaten egg.
  4. Place into oven and bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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Bring on the leftovers if they come with a topping of golden puff pastry!

This is almost perfect. I added some of the leftover stuffing to the mix and adjust the liquid if necessary. Delicious. Also, you can put a little cheddar cheese on top before you put on the pastry puff top.

the photos are stunning…girl…I dont even eat turkey but maybe I should start!

Thanks, friend! I got lucky with the lighting on this one. And thanks for the pin to the BHG board – you’re the best 🙂

So exited about this and Thanksgiving leftovers! It looks so good Chung-Ah!

I could totally skip the feast and go straight to the leftovers! That chicken pot pie looks delish!

Haha! I mean TURKEY pot pie!

I don’t even celebrate thanksgiving but I want turkey just to make this pie!

That looks amazing! And that’s great that you’ll be back in LA, if you need a place to eat pie and play cards Thursday night, you know where I live!

Yes yes yes! Oh how I want some of this!

My little boy loves pot pie, so I’m sure this one would be a big hit! Thanks for sharing, Chung-Ah!

This is making me so hungry! That filling looks perfect and love the flaky puff pastry on top!

Pot pie is easily my favourite way to use turkey leftovers. Wishing I was having another Thanksgiving! (Canadian Thanksgiving was back in October) Beautiful photos!

You already know that I think this is a fabulous idea! I think I have shared it on all my social media channels today. I am definitely filing this one in my “make soon” folder too! 🙂

This is the prettiest pot pie ever! I would love to plant my face in it. Have a great time in LA and enjoy the Holiday!! xo

Made this! It was very simple and good! Thank you.

I am definitely making this with my leftover turkey but I plan to use homemade cheddar thyme crust!

That crust sounds absolutely amazing!

This is the prettiest pie I ever saw:) such a great recipe !

Just took ours out of the oven and it is delicious. And it was so easy to put together! Definitely a recipe I will use again!

I’m so happy to hear that. I could seriously have this all year long!

I just put this in the oven!! I don’t have ramekins so I used a store bought pie crust. Fingers crossed. I’ve never made a pot pie from scratch before. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

Store-bought pie crust should work just as well. Let me know how it turns out!

It was delicious. I used two crusts. I poured it in one and flipped the other one on top. We ate it with leftover crock pot mashed potatoes. My husband loved it and he’s a picky one. I do want to try it with puff pastry because I LOVE puff pastry. I’ve been known to baked puff pastry cups and eat them with nothing inside.

I could eat puff pastry on their own too!

Thanks so much for the recipe. It’s going in my iPad!!

I am making this tonight. It looks amazing!

Made this the other day. Making for the second time today. Was DELISH! Added a bit more liquid (broth and milk) than recommended. Fantastic. Made with chicken. Will make again and again!

What is a ramekins? I don’t cook (at all) my husband does. He makes thanksgiving dinner and I would like to surprise him with this meal. I have no idea what a ramekin is and where would I find that puff pastry thing

You can easily find puff pastry at the grocery store in the freezer aisle. Ramekins can be found pretty much anywhere that sells cooking supplies (ex. Amazon, Sur la Table, Crate&Barrel, etc.). And feel free to use Google as a resource. It is very helpful!

thanks for this recipe! just made it tonight and omg, my husband and I finished the whole thing! (didn’t use individual ramekins). I did add chopped celery and more broth and milk. Hooray for holiday season weight gain!

What type of pan did you use to cook it in? I dont have ramekin bowls. Also did you adjust the cooking time?

@Stacey: I’m back because I’m making this a Gian! Think I’ll make it smaller though because I was so full last time! I just user a glass baking dish and I think I had to cook it for several more minutes. Keep just took it out when the crust was nice and golden brown.

Looks amazing. I am in love with the small baking dish you used. Can you point me to it, please?

I purchased the baking dish from Pier 1 Imports.

I cooked a turkey today, first time! I want to make these pot pies but want to freeze a bunch for the fall. Anyone know if this is a good idea? If so how? thanks for any advice….

Love this dish and all the others I have made from your website. Everyone in he family loved it and I have a picky group.
Let us know when you have a cookbook coming out 😉

Can these be frozen and if so how would you go about it?

​Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

Thanks for the inspiration! I will attempt this tomorrow.

Chicken pot pie is hands down my favorite dish everrrr! Definitely going to try this remix. Also, I’m a huge fan of your recipes. They’re easy to follow and delicious every time. The last 10 meals I made were from you! As a very busy and exhausted teacher, I really appreciate simple recipes and comforting meals. Thanks.

I can’t wait to make this today! It’ll be our third year in a row. We love this recipe! Thank you!

This was indeed “damndelicious.” We made it last night and the best part was how incredibly UN-labor intensive it was–a blessing after all the work hosting a Thanksgiving for 20! I subbed asparagus for the peas because that is what I had in the feezer. Also–added some Worcestshire and prepared horseradish (an idea from inpatskitchen’s Pot Pie Soup with a Little Warmth at Food 52). Otherwise, we followed the recipe exactly and it was a hit. Thank you!

Can it just be prepared in a casserole pan – like 9×13 or 7×11 – and baked till crust browns.?

Can it be prepared in individual tin foil pans with lids for sharing?

I made this tonight and my husband agreed it was one of the best pot pies ever! I dont have ramekins big enough so I used a 9 X 13 baking dish. Cooked it for 35 minutes. Perfect. Also added chopped celery and a TB of marscapone cheese.

A pot pie is so very forgiving, it is one of my favorite go-tos for leftovers of all kinds. For this dish I used the menu basics but added cream and a beurre manie to thicken. The fresh thyme is so welcome here I added more! I highly recommend a homemade puff pastry – super simple if not time consuming but it is so worth the pain to taste the buttery flakiness on top of a rich sauce! I used a bowl to cut my tops – a ravioli cutter around the perimeter was the perfect tool. You may want to pre-bake the puff pastry too depending on the moisture content of the turkey mix, this ensured a uniformly flaky top and eliminated the soggy center that I have had in the past. Hope these simple thoughts help 🙂 FRF

Oh I forgot – french onion soup bowls were my choice for serving. Larger than a ramekin but, then again, I like good food… The pastry was cut to just inside the inner rim so as to “float” on the turkey pot pie. Beautiful and super delicious recipe. Thank you for posting! 🙂 FRF

I would just like to say this is the best Turkey Pot Pie!! It is our families favourite receipe and the kids beg me at least once a month to make it where we have had turkey or not! (We have to substitute with chicken then). I do make it as one big pie as this works best for us. I am making it again tonight at the request of my daughters friend who is coming for tea and had it here once before (when I say requested I think demand is more the word as she loved it so much!)

Yes, the BEST! I’d post a photo but didn’t have time to get my camera, we ate them too fast!

I threw in the turkey dressing also and used my homemade turkey broth kicked it right up i could eat this every 3rd day yum yum

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