Turkey Pot Pie: Very Victoria Kaye Style

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I don't like carrots, or celery, or peas. Much to my mothers horror. So I hate, and wont eat a lot of things she makes. Pot Pie being one of them. Give me a break! I love broccoli, asparagus, and brussel sprouts. I love the turkey and the crust and the filling....minus the veggies. I like veggies, just not the ones that typically go in the recipe! So after Alex and I had our own "friends-giving" this year, I made turkey stock and made pot pie!

Mother: "But you don't like carrots or celery. How can you make it? You wont eat it!"

Me: "Easy, butternut squash and broccoli. Same colors." BOOM! With a sweet potato biscuit topping. Exciting. Old school vs. New, challenge accepted Mother!

You will need:

  • 4 cups turkey stock
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup small broccoli bunches
  • 1 cup diced raw butternut squash
  • 4 cups diced raw potatoes (bakers, red or Yukon gold)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 gloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbs oregano
  • 1/4 tbs thyme
  • 1/4 tbs rosemary
  • 1/4 tbs basil
  • 1/4 tbs parsley
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 3 cups diced turkey
  • 1 cup evaporated skim/fat free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup flour

Heat olive oil in a LARGE pot over medium heat. Add onion, squash, broccoli and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, until the onions are soft and fragrant.

Sprinkle flour and herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley) over veggies, and cook for 1 min.

Add stock, potatoes and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce to simmer and cover with lid. Cook until potato is tender, 20-30 min.

When potatoes are fork tender, add turkey, noodles and milk. Cover, and cook until noodles are tender, about 10 min.

Once this is all nice and cooked. Remove from heat. And pour/ladle into whatever you will be eating out of. Mini pie tins, ramekins, casserole dish, etc.

Sweet potato biscuit topping:

I didn't have time to make from scratch biscuits, so this is real simple!

  • 2-3 small sweet potatoes (1 cup)
  • Bisquick Mix

Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven or in the microwave. Let them cool (this is a good thing to do while you are making the pot pie filling)

Follow the directions to make the biscuits on the Bisquick box, and add the 1 cup of sweet potato. Mix really well!

Pour out onto counter, kneed 10 times, and roll out to 1/4-1/2 inch the size of your container the filling is in. Place on top. You can also just do drop biscut style for a little more rustic approach. No need to kneed (get it! lol), just take a big spoonful of dough and plop on top of your filling.

Put the pies in the oven at 450 for 12-15 minutes. Until the top of the biscuits are nice and brown and crusty.

EAT!

Turkey pot pie

Turkey pot pie