Delicious Turkey Pot Pie

We decided to take a few of the classic flavours from the holiday dinner table and transform them into a delicious better-for-you-than-you-think turkey pot pie.

Why is this turkey pot pie better for you than you think? Well, we decided that in order to cut down on a few calories that are usually found in pot pie, we would make this version in a ramekin topped with a single layer of puff pastry as opposed to encased in a full, thick pie shell. Turkey is also a much leaner choice of meat than using something like beef or pork, but we did make an exception for some of that delicious maple-smoked bacon to add flavour.

Turkey Pot Pie

Vegetarians can substitute veggie ground round, seitan, or portobello mushrooms for the turkey and bacon, and they can also substitute mushroom or onion gravy for the turkey gravy. Vegans can also try Pilsbury puff pastry dough, as it is made with vegetable oils instead of butter or milk ingredients!

Enjoy!

Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie
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This delicious pot pie is easy to make ahead of time. All the ingredients are cooked before they go in to the ramekin for baking, so while the preparation takes a little time, the actual cooking time is only about 15 minutes. Makes a perfect dish for busy winter nights - you could make individual servings or some big family sized pot pie in a large casserole dish!
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 25-30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 25-30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie
Print Recipe
This delicious pot pie is easy to make ahead of time. All the ingredients are cooked before they go in to the ramekin for baking, so while the preparation takes a little time, the actual cooking time is only about 15 minutes. Makes a perfect dish for busy winter nights - you could make individual servings or some big family sized pot pie in a large casserole dish!
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 25-30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 25-30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Gather and prepare all your ingredients ahead of time. You will need also 2 medium sized ramekins (for 2 individual servings) or one large ramekin or oven safe casserole dish for a multi-serving pie.
  2. Brown your turkey and bacon together. They will take about the same amount of time to cook, and you can use the leftover fat to cook your vegetables in the same pan. When you see some golden brown colour forming on the turkey and your bacon is becoming crisp, they are ready. Divide the meat between your 2 ramekins, and use the same pan for your veggies next.
    Turkey Pot Pie
  3. Add your vegetables all at once to the hot pan, still containing some of the bacon & turkey fat. Add some salt & pepper to your veggies as you cook them. The veggies will reduce a little, and when the onions are becoming clear and the sweet potatoes are fully cooked through, you can then divide your veggies between the 2 ramekins. This will almost fill the bowls - make sure you leave a little room for gravy and puff pastry.
    Turkey Pot Pie
  4. In a separate pot, follow the instructions on your gravy packet and make the gravy. We added our cinnamon and cumin spices right in with the gravy mix - it will smell amazing as it thickens!
    Turkey Pot Pie
  5. When the gravy is thickened and ready, pour the gravy in to the ramekins until the gravy reaches the top layer of vegetables. Give the ramekins a little tap on the counter to make sure that there are no air pockets.
    Turkey Pot Pie
  6. Open your puff pastry (or biscuit dough - both will do) and unroll it (or roll it out with a rolling pin if that is what the package tells you to do). You can cover each ramekin like a little pie, leaving a small amount of dough hanging over the edge. Make sure you leave a few holes for steam to escape. Place your dough-covered ramekins on a cookie sheet to bake.
    Turkey Pot Pie
  7. Preheat your oven to the temperature required to cook the pastry dough. This is usually somewhere between 350-400 depending on what kind of dough you are using. Bake the pies long enough for the pastry to become golden and crispy. When the "lid" is done, the pies are ready!
    Turkey Pot Pie
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