Individual Pot Pies

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I look for ways to make my post-holiday dinner life easier, and one of those hasty tasty meals is individual turkey pot pies. These are great make-ahead dishes made easier by using a can of crescent rolls dough. It’s also a great use-up of leftover side dishes. Use whatever vegetables you have. Here is how I made mine:

 

Recipe

Individual Turkey Pot Pies
(makes 4-6, depending on the size of your oven proof dishes. I used Corningware)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beans
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1½ cups leftover gravy (or use cream of chicken soup)
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls or similar prepared dough product
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the carrots, celery, and onion. Cook for ten minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prep individual baking dishes with cooking spray, and roll out the crescent roll dough. Cut portions of dough to fit the tops of each dish. (Note: Dough shouldn’t completely cover the dish unless you cut several vent holes)
  4. To the skillet, add garlic and stir. Then stir in the turkey and all other vegetables. Cover and simmer until all vegetables are tender but don’t overcook.
  5. Stir the gravy into the skillet mixture. Add water if mixture is too tight or stiff. Cover and remove skillet from heat.
  6. Spoon pie filling in equal portions into each baking dish. Top with the dough. 
  7. Place all baking dishes on a baking sheet and place on the center rack of the oven. Time for 40 minutes.
  8. Check pot pies. If dough is browned, remove the baking sheet carefully from the oven and allow the pot pies to cool for ten minutes.
  9. Serve on a plate to protect your dining table and to allow guests to add sides such as leftover cranberry sauce or dressing. Enjoy!

 

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