Your Thanksgiving feast was made & enjoyed, but now you have all of these leftovers. What should you do with them? Make a Thanksgiving leftovers pot pie, that’s what you should do. I made this into a Thanksgiving tradition almost a decade ago. It’s super easy & delicious. The best part is that it doesn’t taste like leftovers at all & you can keep celebrating turkey day right into Black Friday. Sure, you can make turkey sandwiches too. This isn’t a choice between one or the other. Why not both if you have enough turkey? Without further ado, here is my recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers, in pot pie form.
Ingredients (don’t worry about the amounts, just use what you have)
- Mashed Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cheese (I used asiago & romano)
- Pie Crust Dough (check out my easy pie crust recipe here)
- 1 Beaten Egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Layer your leftovers in a casserole dish. I like to start with turkey first, then stuffing, cheese, green beans, gravy & mashed potatoes. Repeat until you reach about 1 inch from the top of the dish.
- Roll out the pie crust dough on a floured surface. Place the dough on top of the casserole dish. Cut an “X” in the middle of the dough for venting.
- Brush the dough with a beaten egg.
- Bake for 1 hour or until the crust is golden brown.
- Use pie cookie cutters for easy decoration.
- Make sure to keep your dough in the fridge until you need to roll it out. The colder the dough, the flakier your crust.
- Add any cheese you like. Goat cheese is especially delicious in a pot pie.
- Add more gravy if you feel that your pie will be too dry.
- Serve with a salad, especially if you don’t have enough leftover vegetables.
Really though, how easy is that? You don’t even have to layer the ingredients, you can just throw them all in the casserole dish instead. I like layering because it ensures that each bite you take will have a little bit of each of the ingredients. But if you’re in a rush, then definitely go ahead & make this into a dump dish recipe.
I like creating this pot pie while we clean up our Thanksgiving dinner. I just spoon ingredients from our serving ware straight into the casserole dish, roll out the pie crust dough, cover it with aluminum foil & put it in the fridge. That way we always have an easy dinner the following day, especially after the stress that is cooking on Thanksgiving & the stress that is Black Friday shopping. This year we had enough leftovers to make a second pot pie that I put in the freezer to be cooked on a day we just don’t feel like cooking, but still want a homemade meal. My dream is to be Ina Garten & have a freezer full of homemade, ready to bake food at my fingertips at all times because she’s a goddess like that.
I also pot pie up our Christmas leftovers too & any large roast dinners as well. I make sure to make the pie dough at least the night before, so I don’t have to worry about making it after dinner. Go ahead, try it out. Once you do, you’ll be pot pieing your leftovers too!