Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

Dairy, Egg, and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect solution for leftover turkey in the freezer.

Dairy,Egg, Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

Cleaning out the freezer is always an adventure…one never quite knows what one will discover in their travels!

This week has been all about cleaning, decluttering, trying to use what I have already in the freezer and fridge and spending less. I am inspired by Carla @ My 1/2 Dozen Daily. She is on Day 19 of her ‘No Spend for a Month Challenge’.

I decided to buckle down and tackle a week…I think I did quite good. I didn’t spend anything on Monday and Tuesday, did a big essential shop on Wednesday and picked up a few things on Thursday and today will also be a no spend day…going skating with Matthew’s class this afternoon.

All week we have eaten meals from the fridge and freezer combined. I even have meals set for tonight, Pizza Night with sauce from the freezer. Saturday and Sunday night’s dinners are also from the freezer…Lambs Shanks for Andy and I, Ribs for the boys and then Spaghetti with Meatballs for Sunday.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge…can you beleive I still have a few more meals left for next week…Dairy,Beef and Egg Free Cabbage Rolls and Dairy and Egg Free Pierogies are waiting to be devoured!

I have always wanted to make a Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie. On a cold day, it feels like the perfect comfort food.

I checked out the fridge and used vegetables that I had on hand: carrots, celery, a few mushrooms, and peas in the freezer.I already had potatoes and garlic. I also had some chicken stock leftover from the weekend that needed finishing up…perfect.

For dessert, I found frozen Dairy,Egg and Soy,and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts and Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownies. A yummy discovery!

Dairy,Egg, and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownies and Dairy,Egg,Soy, Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts on a plate

I adapted a Turkey Pot Pie recipe I found from one of my favourite resources online…Canadian Living. I love the simple sliced potatoes on the top…a nice crispy topping without all the fuss.

Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

1 onion finely chopped
2 celery stalks finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
3 cremini mushrooms (more if you have them), peeled and chopped
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
3 cups of a mixture of frozen peas and diced carrots
3 cups of diced cooked turkey
2 potatoes, thinly sliced
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tbsp canola oil and saute onion, celery, garlic, mushrooms and thyme until soft.

garlic,onions,celery and mushrooms sauteeing in a panAdd flour and stir for approximately 5 minutes.
Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil.

pouring chicken stock over vegetables cooked with flourReduce to simmer until thickened.
Add turkey, peas and carrots. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into a casserole dish.

turkey pot pie filling in casserole dishLayer sliced potatoes over top. Brush with extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

sliced potatoes layered over turkey pot pie fillingBake at 400F for 35-40 minutes. Broil to finish browning.

finished turkey pot pie out of the oven

Enjoy!

Dairy,Egg, and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts on a plate

Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie was served with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts. (I put them in for the last 20 minutes or so with the Turkey Pot Pie. I took them out before the broiling)

Tip: Michael and Andy both agreed that there should be more turkey.

P.S. Anyone who knows Matthew, knows vegetables are not his favourite. This dish was not met with much applause on his behalf. To give him credit, he did eat all his turkey and potatoes and tried some carrots…’not bad’ was his verdict. He was much happier indulging in a Brownie!

P.P.S. Michael was over the moon with my Dairy,Egg,Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts. My baking triumph! A recipe I will be sharing.

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6 thoughts on “Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

  1. You know, I’ve never made anything “pot pie”. Come to think of it, I’ve never made a casserole either. The whole casserole and pot pie thing sorta intimidates me! 😉

    • To be honest, this was my first attempt at a pot pie…it was quite simple. My eldest son, Michael commented, “It’s like turkey, gravy and potatoes all together.” I love that it is a meal in one…just pop it in the oven…a few extra veggies on the side and dinner is served. Great reheated the next day for lunch or dinner. Thanks for the comment!

      • Good question! Potatoes, in my experience freeze poorly. I find they fall apart and get all mealy. If you doubled the filling, one could freeze half for another meal and top it just before baking. Basically, the filling is cooked and it is just the topping of your choice that needs the cooking. Our pot pie was polished off the next day so I had nothing to freeze. My hubbie is keen to clean out the freezer…he gobbled up the last of the pot pie…he wanted nothing added back in! lol

  2. I’m going to experiment with my first pot pie this week! Thanks for sharing this recipe. My husband is going to love this – it’s a really hearty winter food 🙂

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