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Individual Turkey Pot Pies

by Jamie on November 13, 2010

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The Breakstone’s Triple Churned Blogger Contest has asked that I create a holiday menu using Breakstone’s triple churned sour cream. Earlier this week I featured my Mini Potato Bites for the appetizer and here is the second component to the menu: Individual Turkey Pot Pies.

Leftover turkey from your latest holiday spread? Instead of noshing on a mundane turkey sandwich, whip up these simple, individual turkey pot pies.  This satisfying entrée starts with a rich and hearty Breakstone’s sour cream sauce, which is the perfect texture and consistency to warm you up on that lazy, chilly afternoon.

By simply cutting up leftover Thanksgiving turkey and adding some flavorful vegetables, you are able to create a hearty and scrumptious pot pie filling that no one will be able to refuse. The finishing touch? Top this savory sauce with flaky puff pastry that is filled with buttery goodness.

By serving these in a single size bowl, your family and guests will get the perfect serving to feel delighted and satisfied with your meal. These turkey pot pies are a surefire way to turn ordinary leftover turkey into something extraordinary.

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Individual Turkey Pot Pies

November 13th, 2010

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

4 cups turkey or chicken stock;
12 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 sprigs fresh thyme (leaves only)
16 ounce package of frozen vegetable for soup mix
4 cups turkey; cooked and shredded
1/2 cup Breakstone’s Sour Cream
1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough; thawed according to package directions

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly butter the insides of six oven-safe ramekins.

2. In a small saucepan, heat stock until hot, but not boiling.

3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter. Add flour and stir constantly over low heat for 2 minutes.

4. Slowly whisk in the heated stock and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

5. Add in salt, pepper, thyme, frozen vegetables and shredded turkey; heat until vegetables and turkey are heated through; about 10 minutes. Stir in Breakstone’s Sour Cream until fully incorporated.

6. Meanwhile, lightly flour a work surface and unfold your sheets of thawed puff pastry. Roll the dough slightly. Use the top of a ramekin as a template to cut out 6 circles from the puff pastry sheet.

7. Divide turkey mixture evenly between the six oven-safe ramekins.

8. Place a puff pastry circles directly on top of the each ramekin. Place ramekins on sheet pan.

9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies November 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

These look so spectacular! I can’t wait to vote. Also, perfect timing. I have half a fried turkey chillin’ in my fridge that needs to get used *some* way.

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Shaina November 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

So cute! It’s snowing here, and these sound delicious!

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Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having November 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love that you made these individual. I live alone, so I could pop a couple in the freezer and just roll out the pastry when I’m ready to bake it!

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Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

This is a wonderful recipe. I adore individual servings of everything. You can’t argue with automatic portion control.

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bridget {bake at 350} November 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Mmmmm…..looks delicious!

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Amanda November 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

What a great recipe!! Cant wait to try it!

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the blissful baker November 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm

yum! great way to use up leftover turkey from thanksgiving… i’m going to bookmark this!

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CaSaundra November 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I am a huge fan of pot pie–I love that these are mini too!

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Tiffiny Felix November 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Holy crap, I love your little ramkins!! Where on Earth did you get them?! I love your little pies, too…I’m going to remember these after Thanksgiving :) Good luck!

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Katrina November 14, 2010 at 7:10 am

Cuuuute! Great idea for post-Thanksgiving!

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Lauren at KeepItSweet November 14, 2010 at 7:53 am

what a delicious way to use leftovers!

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chocolate freckles November 14, 2010 at 10:18 am

Great way to use the turkey leftovers!!!

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Nick (Macheesmo) November 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I just ordered a 20 pound turkey and I’m cooking for 5 people.

In other words, recipe BOOKMARKED. ;)

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Jennifer November 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

These are so cute. And what a great alternative to Turkey Sandwiches. As always, your photos – Ah-Mazing.

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Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) November 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I love love love this photo – it’s beautiful with the dark background. Plus, it looks delicious!

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Kristen November 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Great use of leftover turkey!

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Susan Denice November 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I love what you’ve come up with so far. Everything is so dainty and cute! These look delicious!

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LimeCake November 15, 2010 at 5:36 am

These look so cute and elegant! Delicious!

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kc192 November 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

I looooove your little bowls!! I’ve been looking for something like these for a while. Where did you get them?

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Jamie November 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Kim-
Thanks so much for stopping by, they are from Home Goods. Have a great day!
-Jamie

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gINA F November 15, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Yumm, where did you get those cute little pots? thanks for sharing

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Jamie November 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Gina-
Thanks so much for stopping by, they are from Home Goods. Have a great day!
-Jamie

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Paula November 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Deliciously Adorable!

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Karen Harris-Webb November 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

These do look delish Jamie! You have a great mom, she’s letting everyone know about the contest & the great pie recipe. Can’t wait to try them.

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Peggy November 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

Can’t wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do this recipe!

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Amy November 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I made these last night and they were perfectly delicious! Every store in my area was out of puff pastry (who knew people used so much of that at Thanksgiving?) so I used Crescent Rolls instead and just baked in the oven per the directions on the can. Worked just fine!

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michele November 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm

just made these! the puff pastry did not “puff” enough for me when baked on the pot pie for some reason, so i just baked the pastry seperately then topped the ramekins with them. tastes delish!

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Debs @ Acquiredish November 29, 2010 at 3:32 am

Wow, your pies look amazing. I love pot pies thanks for sharing.

Off to vote for you now.

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Medifast Coupons November 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Beautiful individual turkey pot pies, great to make ahead and freeze.

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shawn April 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm

My husband wanted pot pie for dinner. My norm of late is to see if you have a recipe – my daughter made a homemade crust for the standard pot pie as I don’t have any cute little ramekins. We absolutely loved this recipe! Yummy!

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Pat November 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Just made these tonight with left over turkey. Really yummy, easy. Great receipe

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Lauren November 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Thank you for a delicious recipe! Great use for turkey leftovers! My only stumbling block was that I didn’t have any ramekins. One quick trip to Goodwill and I was ready to cook these! I found 4 matching fall pottery ramekins for $1.49 each. :-) Our Vitamix made shredding the turkey a breeze. Instead of the puff pastry, we used ‘Grands’ biscuits to top the pies. Wonderful! Since I only found 4 ramekins, I had extra pot pie mix. I put that into a loaf pan and am freezing it to cook later. As a mom to two young boys, I look for recipes that are easy to put together and this was perfect. Now, I’m excited to browse through your other recipes in search of some more gems! Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

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MBA November 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Lauren-
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
-Jamie

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Ana Luz September 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Made them this afternoon. They’re super easy and very tasty!

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Jamie September 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for stopping by to leave your feedback.
-Jamie

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