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Dec 2, 2019

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pie

These turkey and gravy pot pies are a delicious way to use up bits and pieces of holiday turkey as well as leftover gravy.

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies

Pot pies are one of my favorite comfort foods, and I am drawn to them every time they are on a menu. I have made "from scratch" chicken pot pies, and a larger turkey pot pie, slow cooker chicken pot pie, and even a Mexican chicken pot pie, but there is something special about these easy individual pot pies.

This recipe for turkey pot pie takes advantage of the leftover turkey gravy from holiday meals. I always end up with extra turkey gravy from Thanksgiving, and not enough mashed potatoes or stuffing to pour it over. These leftover turkey and gravy pot pies are the answer!

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies for the holidays

How to Make Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies:

Step by step for Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies

First, cook some diced onions, celery, and carrots in a couple of tablespoons of butter until softened.

Next, add chopped leftover turkey to the vegetables and stir to heat the turkey through.

After that, add 1 1/2 cups of leftover gravy to the mixture and heat it through, and then toss in some frozen peas and corn. If you have leftover green beans from Thanksgiving, you can chop them and add them to the mixture too.

Then, fill ramekins or other small oven proof vessels (I used these cast iron mini cocottes, which are great for retaining heat).

Finally, top the filling with pie dough, brush with an egg wash, and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies illustration

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pie Recipe Variations:

I used packaged Pillsbury pre-rolled pie dough to top these pot pies. If you prefer, you can make your own homemade pie crust.  

You can make these pot pies any size you like. My cocottes were 4 inches in diameter, so I cut the pie  crust dough into 5 inch circles. If you use larger or smaller ramekins or pie plates, just make sure your crust has enough extra real estate to crimp it over your baking vessel. 

My dishes yielded 5 mini pot pies. Your yield may vary depending on the size of your ramekins.

P.S. You could also adapt this recipe for your holiday roast beef!

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies in cast iron cocottes

What if I don't have any leftover gravy? 

If you don't have any leftover gravy, you can make some just for this recipe. 

First, create a roux by cooking 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/4 cup of flour for 3 to 4 minutes. Next, add about 2 cups of turkey or chicken broth and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens. To add a depth of flavor that you would normally have from adding pan drippings, add a few drops of Gravy Master or Maggi Seasoning

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies with pie crust

Make-ahead tips:

This recipe for leftover turkey pot pies is great for making ahead. You can make the filling in advance and refrigerate it overnight. You can also bake these pot pies, refrigerate them, and reheat them in a 350 degree oven until heated through. They will be just as delicious. 

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Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies

These turkey pot pies take only about 20 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to bake. They are a great way to enjoy holiday leftover turkey and gravy. 

These turkey and gravy pot pies are a delicious way to use up bits and pieces of holiday turkey as well as leftover gravy.

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies Recipe

Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies Recipe
Yield: 5 servings
These turkey and gravy pot pies are a delicious way to use up bits and pieces of holiday turkey as well as leftover gravy.


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced (1/4 inch) yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced (1/4 inch)  carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced (1/4 inch) celery
  • 2 cups cooked turkey pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup turkey gravy
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • Egg wash - 1 egg whisked with a tablespoon of water and a pinch of salt


How to cook Leftover Turkey and Gravy Pot Pies Recipe

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. 
  3. Add the turkey, salt, and pepper, and cook for one more minute. 
  4. Add the gravy, and bring the mixture to a simmer. 
  5. Add the peas and corn and stir to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat. 
  6. Fill your cocottes or ramekins with the mixture, up to 1/2 inch from the tops of the baking vessels. 
  7. Cut the rolled out pie crust into circles, leaving enough extra to crimp the crust. 
  8. Place the crusts over the the filling and crimp the dough over the edges of the pans. Brush the dough with the egg wash and slit the dough in the middle to let steam escape. 
  9. Bake the pot pies for for about 30 minutes on a baking sheet. 
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  1. I love Pot pies! I'll have to try it and to use the gravy for it to!

  2. Your recipe is so much simpler than mine and ingredients I have on hand including leftover turkey gravy, thank you.

  3. Such a great way to use up leftovers - yummo! Oh and those ramekins are so adorable!!

    1. Thank you! I love little baking containers.

    2. do you blind bake you pie crust first,i am using 4"ramequins and homemade pie crust

    3. There isn't any crust on the bottom, just the top, so no blind baking needed.

  4. This recipe looks great! I love how adaptable it is. We after have leftover chicken— especially at other times of the year. 🙂 I also like how each serving is an individual pot pie, and ~of course~ I can’t get enough of your mini baking dishes. ❤️
    — Ann B.

    1. The are so cute, aren't they? Thanks for your kind comments!

    2. Thank ~you~ for replying!
      I just clicked on the buy-link for the little dishes... And wow-- I was surprised to see the price for just one of them. Not just these particular dishes, but for any similar product. They seem like a good investment, though! (P.S. Dear Santa, I hope you're reading! :) )
      --Ann B.

    3. They will last a lifetime. I hope Santa is listening!

  5. These will surely warm you up on a cold day!

  6. Pot pies are pretty much my favorite meal, and these ones using leftovers are great!

    1. Thanks! I feel the same way about pot pies.

  7. This is comfort food to the max! And I love those little dishes-- they're adorable!

  8. I love making homemade Pot Pies & Chicken A La King over Noodles or Mashed Potatoes too. Any Stick To Your Rib Meals when the cold weather hits in New England. Karen H. in RI.

    1. Thanks Karen! I bet a topping of mashed potatoes on these instead of crust would be amazing too.

  9. How cute are those mini pots??? The recipe sounds yummy too!

    1. Thank you! Those cocottes were an obsession until I finally bought them!

  10. I love that it uses leftovers in a new and fun way

  11. Such a great use of leftovers. I love that these are individual pot pies and they are absolutely delicious!

  12. thank you ,this is a great recipe,i have made the turkey and my family loved it


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