Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Easy Biscuit Topped Turkey Pot Pie

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was quite nice. 

Easy Biscuit Topped Turkey Pot Pie is a perfect way to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers. Here, I used up the rest of the turkey and vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas and onions). All of the vegetables I used were cooked, but you could par-cook raw vegetables left over from the veg and dip tray and use them as well.

No leftover vegetables?  No problem. You can use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables in place of the fresh cooked ones. No leftover turkey?  Chicken breast would be a great substitute. The variations are endless with this pot pie. It is kept light with the use of skim milk, Bisquick Heart Smart mix, and eggbeaters.

The original recipe used canned cream soup as the base. I made my own. Not that I am against using canned cream soups as a base in recipes, the truth is, I didn't have any in my pantry.  I came up with a sauce that was just as good, if not better than canned.  If you want to use canned, you totally could do that to save on time though.  

Easy Biscuit Topped Turkey Pot Pie
adapted from HERE

Servings - 6   Serving Size - 1/6th of recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 6 Points+
Calories - 234.5   Total Fat - 9.8g,   Carb. - 26g,   Protein - 11.3g,   Fiber - 1.9g

1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 TBS all purpose flour
2 cups low sodium, fat free chicken stock
1/2 cup skim milk
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup leftover, cooked peas and onions*
1/2 cup leftover, cooked corn*
1/2 cup leftover, cooked sliced carrots*
1/2 cup canned mushrooms*
6 oz. cooked and cubed turkey breast meat
1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart mix
1/2 cup skim milk
2 TBS. eggbeaters

*you can substitute any combination of vegetables you like.  You can also use frozen vegetables, no need to thaw.  

1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  In med saucepan over med heat, melt butter.  Sprinkle in flour and stir with whisk.  Cook until bubbly and all the flour is incorporated into the butter.  Cook for 1 minute.  Slowly add chicken stock, whisking as you pour it in.  Whisk well until all the flour/butter mixture is mixed into the chicken stock.  Add in the milk and garlic.  Allow to cook and thicken.  If the mixture seems to get too thick, add more chicken stock.  Once the mixture has thickened, add in the dried thyme and salt and pepper.  Take off heat and set aside.  

2.  Spray a 13 x 9 inch glass dish with cooking spray.  Add in the vegetables, mushrooms and turkey.  Mix.  Pour the reserved chicken stock mixture over the meat and vegetables.  Stir.  

3.  In a med bowl, combine the Bisquick Heart Smart mix, 1/2 cup milk and eggbeaters.  Mix to combine.  Spread the biscuit mixture over the top of the veg/meat/sauce.  (It might seem like not enough, but the biscuit will expand, so spread it thin.  It's ok if some sauce mixes in.)  

4.  Bake in 400 degree F oven for 25 -30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.  

I was able to use up most of the last of the leftovers from Thanksgiving in this dish.  It really transformed them into something special, that didn't at all remind me it was really a bunch of leftovers.  This super easy dish would be a great thing to make during the busy holiday season that is now upon us as well!  As usual, I am feeling the rush of the holiday season already.  All I can do is take it day by day.  I have so many changes on the horizon for my kids this next few months.  Having a few healthy and quick meal ideas in my arsenal will be a huge help.  

On a side note:
I started writing this post and discovered I had used up all my free space for pictures!  Yikes!  Has anyone else encountered this?  What did you do?  I'm left wondering what other blog surprises await me in the future.  I totally admit, I am not very tech savvy when it comes to the skeleton of this blog.

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  1. After seeing the pictures, I was hoping you'd post this recipe. That sounds really good. I could eat that any day of the week but, what a good way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. Perfect!

  2. mmmm. Pot pie. Is it not one of the most PERFECT comfort foods? Looks fab

  3. Total comfort food Renee. I love that you made your own sauce instead of using canned soup.

    I don't understand all the behind the scenes stuff but I know that my son had me start making my photos smaller so they would take up less bytes (?) before I put them on the blog. I wish I could explain it better but I don't understand all the computer talk! I just know that he says they now take up less space on the server.

  4. Great way to use leftovers! Can you believe I've never made a pot pie EVER? Shameful, I know.

  5. Hi Renee! I love pot pies, okay, I love almost anything that has some sort of pastry-type crust! Yum. One thing I notice whenever I'm visiting your blog is the great quality of the photos. Hope you find a solution to the photo space problem.

    1. Thanks Laura! Tami suggested making them smaller, and I'm going to try that. Have a wonderful day!!!

  6. You had me at BISCUIT! Can you believe I've never made a pot pie?? This may have to be one that I try, it does sound easy. Thanks!

  7. Hi Renee, wow, we really have a lot in common. I JUST ran into the space issue on my site too. My shots from the new dslr chewed up all kinds of space. I bought a small space upgrade but have also started saving my photos at a lower quality. It doesn't seem to distort it too much. Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. I did end up getting one too...and I'm also resizing my pics now. Have a great day, Roz!

  8. This looks delicious Renee! A great way to use up leftovers too. I also paid for a space upgrade, I think it was only like $10 for a year? I do save my pics after I download them as small files - I have this set up automatically on my computer (well, my husband did!). Hope that helps?!

    1. yes, I purchased an upgrade too. Sigh. Oh well...what can you do? Anyway, I am now resizing the pics hopefully I won't need more SPACE in the future!!

  9. oh my word.... YUM!!!!! I am making this for dinner tonight! xx

  10. Just made this and it was wonderful!!!!


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