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Turkey Divan Pot Pie

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Do you ever find yourself with leftover turkey or chicken that you just can’t figure out how to use up? There is the traditional Turkey Croissant Sandwich, the nontraditional Turkey Apple Panini, or you can always mix it in with your Macaroni and Cheese but I have a better idea…Turkey Divan Pot Pie!! It is the perfect way to use up your leftovers and it is also comfort food…..

Turkey Divan Pot Pie is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey or chicken for a comforting family meal! cookingwithcurls.com

that the entire family will enjoy! Who can resit turkey (or chicken) and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce wrapped in a flaky pie crust? Not me!

Turkey Divan Pot Pie is an old classic recipe that has been turned into a delicious new way to use up leftovers! cookingwithcurls.com

Turkey Divan Pot Pie is my take on an old, classic recipe. It will take a bit more time to prepare than the original, but it is still relatively simple to make. I will take you through step-by-step and teach you a few culinary terms along the way just for kicks and giggles!!

How to make a Homemade Turkey Divan Pot Pie:

Make a double-crust pie dough recipe, like this one.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Split the chilled dough in half and roll out the first half into a 12 to 13-inch circle. Place the dough circle in a 9-inch pie dish and set aside.

Melt butter in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, mustard powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using)…..

Heat the roux in a large pan cookingwithcurls.com

This is called a “Roux”. It is the base for gravy recipes. 😉 Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute until pale yellow and frothy.

Whisk in the warm chicken stock, milk and sherry; heat until thickened…..

Whisk the milk and chicken stock into the roux cookingwithcurls.com

You now have a bechamel sauce* or “gravy” as your pot pie base!

Add 2/3 cup of grated cheese and stir until completely melted…..

Stir the grated cheese into the sauce cookingwithcurls.com

You have now made a “Mornay Sauce”! Look at you getting all fancy. 😉

Add the cubed turkey (or chicken), stir to combine…..

Add the turkey or chicken to the cheese sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Gently stir in the blanched broccoli…..

Stir the broccoli into the sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese over the top…..

Pour the turkey mixture into a prepared pie crust and top with grated cheese cookingwithcurls.com

Roll out the remaining pie crust and place on top of the pot pie. I cut mine into seven, 1-inch strips and placed them on top in a lattice pattern…..

Create a lattice top with seven strips of dough cookingwithcurls.com

Press the edges to seal. Wrap a 3-inch wide strip of aluminum foil around the edge of the pie to prevent over browning…..

Wrap a strip of foil around the edge of the pie cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 25 minutes, remove the foil, and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly…..

This Turkey Divan Pot Pie is filled with a creamy cheese sauce, broccoli, and left over turkey or chicken wrapped in a flaky pie crust! cookingwithcurls.com

Allow to cool for 10 minutes for the filling to set before cutting…..

Turkey Divan Pot Pie is sure to become your family's favorite way to use up leftover turkey, or chicken, both are delicious! cookingwithcurls.com

Grab a fork and dig in!!

Notes:

  • *Technically a bechamel sauce would only contain milk, not include chicken stock, but close enough.
  • I used Gruyère cheese, but cheddar, Swiss or Parmesan would work as well.
  • The cayenne pepper is not a traditional ingredients in Turkey Divan, but it just felt like it needed a little something extra. Feel free to substitute ground black pepper if you prefer.
  • I cooked my broccoli in the microwave with 1 Tablespoon of water for 3 minutes on HIGH. You can also drop into boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and drop into ice water for 1 minute.

Additional recipes that use leftover turkey:

Do you need a Turkey recipe?

I decided to go with a lattice-top so some of the cheese would be exposed like in the traditional Turkey Divan. It is completely optional and instructions to make a full crust version can be found in the Traditional Turkey Pot Pie post listed above.

Tools used to create this recipe:

How do you use up your leftover turkey?

Enjoy!

Turkey Divan Pot Pie is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey or chicken for a comforting family meal! cookingwithcurls.com

Turkey Divan Pot Pie

Mix your leftover turkey, or chicken, with broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce and top it off with a flaky crust to create the perfect Turkey Divan Pot Pie for dinner!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey, leftovers, pot pie, main course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (or substitute ground black pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup chicken stock, warm (I used Swanson's unsalted)
  • 1 cup milk, warm (I used unsweetened CashewMilk)
  • 2 Tablspoons sherry
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, grated - divided (or cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan)
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken, cubed
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, blanched
  • 1 recipe double pie crust (or substitute store bought)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Split the chilled dough in half and roll out the first half into a 12 to 13-inch circle. Place the dough circle in a 9-inch pie dish and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, mustard powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using). Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute until pale yellow and frothy.
  • Whisk in the warm chicken stock, milk and sherry; heat until thickened.
  • Add 2/3 cup of grated cheese and stir until completely melted.
  • Add the cubed turkey (or chicken), stir to combine.
  • Gently stir in the blanched broccoli.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese over the top.
  • Roll out the remaining pie crust and place on top of the pot pie. I cut mine into seven, 1-inch strips and placed them on top in a lattice pattern.
  • Press the edges to seal. Wrap a 3-inch wide strip of aluminum foil around the edge of the pie to prevent over browning.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, remove the foil, and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes for the filling to set before cutting.

Notes

  • *Technically a bechamel sauce would only contain milk, not include chicken stock, but close enough.
  • I used Gruyère cheese, but cheddar, Swiss or Parmesan would work as well.
  • The cayenne pepper is not a traditional ingredients in Turkey Divan, but it just felt like it needed a little something extra. Feel free to substitute ground black pepper if you prefer.
  • I cooked my broccoli in the microwave with 1 Tablespoon of water for 3 minutes on HIGH. You can also drop into boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and drop into ice water for 1 minute.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 54.1mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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  1. That looks delicious. Now is the time to post this too, right? Leftover turkey is about to be a “thing,” and it is nice to have options. I think my husband would love this. Great comfort food without feeling like leftovers from Thanksgiving.

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