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Contest-Winning Turkey Potpie

My family raves over this comforting dish with its flaky homemade crust and saucy meat and veggie filling. Sometimes, I cook a bird specifically with this potpie in mind—when we just can't wait for leftovers to make it! —Marie Elaine Basinger, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • Pastry:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • Whole milk, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the turkey, cheese and vegetables; cook until the cheese is melted. Set aside and keep warm.
  • For the crust, combine flour, celery seed and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add enough water until dough forms a ball.
  • Divide dough in half. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Pour hot turkey filling into crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over the filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Brush tops with milk if desired.
  • Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 727 calories, 45g fat (18g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1376mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.

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