This easy gluten-free turkey pot pie was born from my love of all things Thanksgiving. Turkey dinner is my favorite meal of the year. I’m always so excited that I go a bit overboard on the cooking – but that’s not a bad thing is it? Leftovers for days around the holidays makes life much easier. How many ways can you re-purpose the leftovers? Here’s one, because pies, savory or sweet, are my favorite food.
Gluten-Free Pie Crust
If you want to save time, it’s perfectly ok to use a ready-made crust. If you’d like to make your own, here’s my recipe for gluten-free pie crust. It has visuals, and step-by-step instructions for making the dough, rolling it out and getting it into the pan. Gluten-free pie dough can be a little tricky to handle – it’s sticky and tears easily but I include some tips for solving those problems.
Make 1½ times the recipe. Take 1/3 of the dough, roll it to ¼” thick and cut out some pieces for the top using cookie cutters or the mouth of a glass. At the same time you are baking the crust, bake the top pieces on a sheet pan for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Use the remaining dough for the bottom crust and follow the instructions for blind baking.
Gluten-Free Pot Pie Filling
If you don’t have leftover gravy, here’s my recipe for gluten-free gravy.
This recipe can be used with leftover chicken too. There are very few rules regarding what you put in your pot pie. So, use whatever is left in the fridge.
Peas and carrots are the traditional vegetables you’ll find in a pot pie. But I use whatever vegetables I have on hand, fresh or frozen. Feel free to substitute in your favorites in the same amount.
There are many vegetables from holiday meals that would be great in this gluten-free turkey pot pie. Do you have leftover green bean casserole? Perfect, the beans already have some gravy-like sauce. Add that along with turkey, peas, carrots and gravy. Do you have some leftover sweet potato? Plain roasted sweet potato or yams would be a nice sweet addition.