Turkey Pot Pie with Ground Turkey: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

With a flaky, buttery crust, creamy sauce, tender turkey, and veggies, this from-scratch Turkey Pot Pie is everything you could want in a comfort food dinner. I have great, big, and delicious plans for the leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Are you looking for a comforting and easy dinner recipe that’s perfect for using leftover turkey? Look no further than this delicious Turkey Pot Pie with Ground Turkey! This recipe combines the rich flavors of a classic pot pie with the convenience of using ground turkey, making it a perfect weeknight meal.

Key Ingredients:

  • Ground Turkey: The star of the show, providing a hearty and flavorful base for the pot pie.
  • Vegetables: A mix of carrots, peas, and corn adds color, texture, and nutrients to the dish.
  • Creamy Sauce: A rich and creamy sauce made with milk, flour, and seasonings brings everything together.
  • Pie Crust: A flaky and buttery pie crust encases the filling, creating a satisfying and comforting dish.


  1. Prepare the Filling: Cook the ground turkey in a skillet until browned. Add the vegetables and cook until tender.
  2. Make the Sauce: In the same skillet, whisk together the milk and flour until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened.
  3. Assemble the Pot Pie: Pour the filling into a baking dish and top with the pie crust. Cut a few slits in the crust to allow steam to escape.
  4. Bake: Bake the pot pie in a preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.


  • Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey or purchase ground turkey from the grocery store.
  • For a richer flavor, use chicken stock instead of milk for the sauce.
  • Add other vegetables to the pot pie, such as green beans, mushrooms, or potatoes.
  • If you don’t have time to make your own pie crust, use a store-bought one.
  • Serve the pot pie with a simple salad or side of mashed potatoes.


  • Vegetarian Turkey Pot Pie: Replace the ground turkey with cooked lentils or beans.
  • Spicy Turkey Pot Pie: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the filling for a kick of heat.
  • Individual Turkey Pot Pies: Divide the filling into individual ramekins and top with puff pastry for a fun and elegant presentation.

This Turkey Pot Pie with Ground Turkey is a delicious and easy recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. With its comforting flavors and flaky crust, it is sure to please everyone at the table. So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy this satisfying and delicious dish!

Additional Resources:


Q: Can I use leftover turkey instead of ground turkey?

A: Absolutely! This recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or another meal. Simply shred or chop the turkey and add it to the filling along with the vegetables.

Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe vegetarian by replacing the ground turkey with cooked lentils or beans. You may also want to adjust the seasonings to your liking.

Q: Can I use a store-bought pie crust?

A: Yes, you can use a store-bought pie crust if you don’t have time to make your own. Just be sure to follow the baking instructions on the package.

Q: What should I serve with this pot pie?

A: This pot pie is delicious served with a simple salad or side of mashed potatoes. You could also serve it with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

Q: How long will this pot pie keep in the refrigerator?

A: This pot pie will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in the oven until warmed through before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Turkey Pot Pie with Ground Turkey!

Dietary Note

Use a dairy-free or gluten-free pie crust to make this turkey pot pie without gluten or dairy.

turkey pot pie with ground turkey

  • Cook the Aromatics. Sauté the shallot and celery.

turkey pot pie with ground turkey

  • Simmer. Stir in the frozen vegetables, broth, and seasoning. Bring to a boil, then let simmer.

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  • Add the Turkey. Stir the diced leftover turkey into the pan.

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  • Finish the Filling. Stir in the cornstarch and the remaining broth, then transfer to the cast-iron skillet.

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  • Assemble. Transfer to a pie dish. Place the crust on top.

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  • Bake. Apply egg wash to the crust and bake the turkey pot pie for 25 to 35 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. ENJOY!.

turkey pot pie with ground turkey

There are several delicious ways to top this simple turkey pot pie filling:

  • Biscuits. Try adding biscuits to your turkey pot pie as a twist on this comforting Chicken and Biscuits recipe. Try my tried-and-true simple Drop Biscuits and bake them until they are cooked through and golden. You could also use canned biscuit dough or Bisquick (refer to the mix for specifics) in a turkey pot pie.
  • Puff Pastry. A flaky, ultra-delicious option. Replace the pie crust with a sheet of thawed puff pastry for the turkey pot pie; bake according to recipe instructions.
  • Crescent Rolls. Using crescent roll dough to top your turkey pot pie is another fantastic shortcut.
  • To Store. Turkey pot pie can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container.
  • To Freeze. Pot pie can be kept for up to three months in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container. Defrost overnight in the fridge before reheating.
  • To Reheat. Warm up leftovers in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a pie dish.

What to Serve With Turkey Pot Pie

  • Pie Dish. This one is beautiful!
  • Non-stick Skillet. When you use it, you’ll be able to tell that it’s of excellent quality.
  • Rolling Pin. Perfect for rolling out your pie crust.

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