How To Use Leftovers: Easy Pot Pie

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Our holidays were a hoot ~ I don’t want to see them go but now honey, what in the world are we gonna do with all these holiday leftovers?


We started Christmas morning with family time and gift giving.  Superman jumped up to pop the breakfast casserole in the oven that he had so sweetly prepared the night before.  

He makes the best breakfast casserole ever!

I then worked hard to get the cinnamon rolls out of the tube and place them carefully in my glass dish to bake. {no judgments from you, sister}.  These always go over well because we only have them twice a year at Easter and Christmas.  Shortly after, it was time to get the Christmas dinner going.

This is what our Christmas dinner was made of:

  • smoked turkey
  • Boston butt
  • Southern cornbread dressing
  • giblet gravy
  • green bean casserole
  • buttermilk dinner rolls
  • Happy Birthday Jesus chocolate chip cookie cake
  • peanut butter balls
  • pecan pie
  • Christmas toffee


Holiday Leftovers

There were only six of us but with these came some pretty healthy appetites, although I’m not calling any names.  I knew that we had to have enough for Christmas lunch, a late Christmas supper, and holiday leftovers for three households… ours, my father-in love’s, and Captain’s.  It worked out perfectly because we sent plenty home with them and had enough so that Superman didn’t feel as if he was missing out on the turkey sandwiches {we didn’t bring home Thanksgiving leftovers and it made him sad}.

When I went to throw together a meal this evening, I needed a fresh idea to use up the last remaining bits of smoked turkey.  I quickly realized I had all the makings to create a wonderfully wholesome and filling turkey pot pie.  It simply consists of throwing a few items together and topping with a biscuit top.  {I’ve made this with a whole wheat pie crust in the past but today-all I could handle was good ol’ Bisquick}.

Again, no judging, now.

I quickly made a video as I was getting this all together today to show you how simple it really is. You’ll also find a printable recipe card below that.  I must confess that for years I made chicken {or turkey} pot pie with pre-packaged and processed foods for years.  I realize that today I’m using Bisquick but I used to also use a big can of Veg-all for veggies, canned broth, and canned cream of chicken soup.


Can’t view video?  Watch: Easy Turkey Pot Pie


How To Use Holiday Leftovers = Easy Pot Pie
  • 1-2 cups of Leftover cooked meat
  • 2 cups of cooked, mixed veggies like green beans, corn, peas, potatoes, carrots, etc
  • 2 cups of Cream of “Everything” soup {homemade cream of chicken}
  • 1/4 cup water, broth, or milk {optional}
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • Bisquick
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  1. Place cooked meat and cooked veggies in a buttered glass dish. Create “cream of everything” soup by sauteeing onion in butter 3-5 minutes on medium heat until onion is transparent. Add 3 Tablespoons flour and stir constantly for one minute until a thick roux is formed. Slowly pour 1/2 cup broth into skillet and cook 3 minutes until bubbly and thick-set aside.
  2. Follow directions on Bisquick box to make biscuit mix-set aside.
  3. Pour “cream of everything” into dish with meat and veggies and stir. If not thin enough, add up to 1/4 cup water or milk. Pour biscuit mix over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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