This Deconstructed Cajun Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect leftover turkey pot pie recipe! In 30 minutes, you will have a spicy, creamy and healthy dinner on the table!
Now this is how you do leftovers! I realize Thanksgiving was almost a week ago, but how about that turkey we all froze? Bare with me…life has been hectic here and I fully intended to share this recipe with you last weekend. Apparently our 13 month old runs the show…
How was your Thanksgiving? We split our day between both families, busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We were lucky enough to stuff our face with two big plates of turkey, stuffing and a pool of gravy. I was stuffed, slightly tipsy and oh so full.
What I was really thinking during both meals, was what I was going to make with the leftovers. Isn’t it what everyone dreams about? How the leftovers are better than first time around? Bring them on.
So, a few years ago, I made a damn good chicken pot pie. It was creamy, hearty, stuck to our ribs and not to mention, so simple to make. As in 30 minutes, and one pan simple!
But this is no ordinary pot pie. It is filled with spicy turkey and cajun flare. Onions, celery and green pepper, or otherwise known as the ‘holy trinity’. See, no ordinary pot pie.
We cook everything in one pot, because less dishes always make this mama happy. And more likely to make dinner. We throw the vegetables into the pan, and let them caramelize. Once softened, we had in the cajun seasoning, garlic powder, broth and Jennie O Turkey – Jennie O Oven Ready Cajun Style Whole Turkey. This turkey goes straight from the freezer to the oven. Seriously. And in about 4 hours you have an incredibly moist and flavorful bird. I highly suggest getting your hands on one, it makes dinner super easy! Plus the leftovers!
When you cook your first turkey, for only two people, there are lots of leftovers! Such as this pot pie. You let the veggies, turkey and broth simmer, then biscuits are added right to top of the simmering pot. The result is a super creamy, flavorful and leftover turkey pot pie recipe!
meal prep tips:
to make dinner time even quicker, chop the vegetables and turkey/chicken ahead of time and store in a sealed container, in the fridge.
this dish is delicious reheated! store in individual containers then reheat at meal time.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- Pot Pie:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced green pepper (about 1 medium pepper)
- 1 cup diced celery
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 cups diced turkey, such as Jennie O Cajun Turkey, cut into small chunks
- 1 cupswhole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- Pot Pie:
- In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the diced onion, green pepper and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the chicken broth, cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Stir well. Bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the biscuit ingredients. Scoop into 4 biscuits and add to the pot pie pan. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, covered slightly, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until biscuits are cooked and pot pie is slightly thickened.
- Serve immediately.
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