Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pies
Before we look at the turkey pot pies recipe, a few words about Thanksgiving. I love it, don’t you? I don’t necessarily love turkey, but I do love gathering with family and friends, giving thanks, and of course, cooking! Unfortunately, when I finally sit down to my loaded plate, I’m always left a little disappointed. I guess I’m just not a huge Thanksgiving food fan; but the idea of having leftovers to create something new with leaves me excited!
Black Friday is known as the day when eager shoppers wake up early to fight the crowds in hopes of getting some great deals. But not in our house; to me it’s soup day! My Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup to be exact! I share the recipe on my Facebook page yearly, and everyone seems to love it.
Turkey Pot Pies Day
Soup Day is usually followed by Turkey Pot Pie Day. Using the soup and the remaining Thanksgiving leftovers, I make turkey pot pies. I leave a few out for us to eat, and freeze the rest for Scott to take to work for lunch. Once frozen, these little pies just pop right out of the aluminum pie pans, and can be microwaved and enjoyed. His favorite way of eating them is with cottage cheese and sliced avocados on the side. Maybe that sounds a little strange, but t’s actually quite good!
A Chance to Get Creative!
You’ll Notice that there are no measurements for the filling ingredients. This is because everyone will have different leftovers. This is your chance to not only to get creative, but to put your own spin on this recipe! The one thing that’s required and makes this recipe special is my Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup. Without it, I can’t guarantee that you’ll have amazing pot pies. Other filling ideas include: stuffing, scalloped potatoes, gnocchi, peas, and cranberry sauce. I’m sure there are many other ingredients that would be great to include. I’d love to hear what ingredients you came up with!