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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust

Transform holiday leftovers into the ultimate recipe for Turkey Pot Pie topped with a cheesy biscuit crust.
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 8 servings


For the filling:

  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and small dice
  • 2 celery ribs, small dice
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and small dice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 3 1/2 cups low sodium turkey or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups roast turkey (or chicken) meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed

For the biscuit crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups well-shaken buttermilk


Make the filling:

  • In a large heavy-bottomed stock pot or Dutch oven set over medium heat, combine the onion, carrots, celery, parsnip, thyme, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Stir until the butter melts then cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are almost tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  •  Add the mushrooms and cook, uncovered, stirring, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the vegetables with the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock, scraping up any brown bits, and bring it to a boil, stirring. Simmer the mixture until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the turkey and peas. Taste and season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the filling to a 13x9" baking dish. (See Kelly's Notes.)

Make the biscuit crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add the cheeses and toss to coat.
  • Blend in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Add the buttermilk and stir just until a dough forms. Drop the biscuit dough onto the pot pie filling in 8 large mounds, leaving spaces between biscuits.
  • Bake the pot pie until the biscuits are puffed and golden brown and the filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Place the baking dish on a sheet tray before baking in the event any filling spills over.
  • The filling and biscuit dough can be made one day in advance and stored separately. Reheat the filling over low heat just before topping with biscuit dough and baking.
  • The fastest way to chicken pot pie is to make the most of a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
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