Turkey Pot Pie in a Puff Pastry Crust


 Turkey pot pie leftovers

A Signature comfort recipe by KosherEye.com -  a delicious and versatile one dish meal. 

4 tablespoons parve margarine or olive oil
1/2 cup each  finely chopped  onion, carrot and celery
1 cup frozen green beans, cut small 
½ cup frozen green peas
1 potato – peeled, and diced small
1 lb. leftover turkey, cut into small chunks
1/4 cup flour 
3 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon dried chopped thyme
1/4 cup non-dairy  rice milk, soy milk or coconut milk 
1 parve puff pastry crust (like Pepperidge Farm)

Egg wash for glazing 
1 egg 
2 Tablespoons water


Follow the instructions on the Puff Pastry Dough package and allow to defrost.
When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 375 F.
Melt the margarine or pour oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, and then add  chopped onion, carrots, potatoes and celery. Stir until the onions start to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Do not brown.
Add the turkey and then sprinkle the flour over the top and stir until it's all combined. Cook on low for 1 minute, then pour in the vegetable broth (and wine if using) and stir. Simmer on low until it starts to thicken;  Add salt, pepper, and thyme.
Add  milk, then stir the mixture and let it bubble. If it seems overly thick, add a little more broth. Turn off the heat.

Pour the filling into a 2-quart oven safe round or rectangular baking dish. Open the defrosted puff pastry crust package; roll until it is a bit larger than baking dish and lay it over the top of the dish. Press the dough so that the edges stick to the outside of the dish. Use a knife or scissor to cut little vents in the surface of the dough and trim the dough. Mix the egg with 2 tablespoons water and brush it over the surface of the crust. Place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about  30 minutes, until the crust  is deep golden brown and the filling is bubbly. If too brown, cover dark areas with foil. Serves about 6 

You can omit  puff pastry dough crust and top this pie with 3 cups cooked mashed potatoes. Chicken can be used instead of turkey. A second puff pastry dough crust can be used to line the bottom of the dish as well.
#Comfort food classic, #Casserole