What I Did With My Left Over Turkey!

I kind of laughed to myself at the title of this blog, and the reason being is I didn’t have just “left over” turkey, I pretty much had an entire turkey left over. Reason being you may be asking?! Because we took the turkey out too early and it wasn’t quite done. 5:00p.m rolls around and it STILL isn’t done, everything else was ready and setting on the table ready to be passed!!!! Well needless to say our guests and family opted for the ham, instead of having a cold dinner. So we ate Thanksgiving dinner as the turkey continued to bake in the oven! Welcome to the Parnell kitchen!! As I share a recipie with you, I promise it’s a good one, if it works for me it can work for anyone trust ME!!!

One of my dear friends Kristen introduced me to this recipe a couple of years ago, so I can’t take all the credit!! 🙂 Maybe you have turkey left over or maybe your like me and have a whole turkey left over. HAHA!! Either way here’s an idea for you.

Homemade Turkey Pot Pies.

Ingredients (this makes two pot pies)

3 cups left over turkey

2 cups of celery

8-9 small potatos

1/2 cup of Yellow or White Onion

1 1/2 chopped carrots

2 frozen pie crust (Usually sold in twos) Found in freezer section

2 two pie dough toppings (found in the refrigerated section)

32oz Chicken Broth

2 pkg of powdered poultry gravy

I usually eyeball my seasoning for taste. Salt, pepper, garlic powder.


Chop celery, peeled potatos, onion, carrots. Place in a skillet and add 32oz chicken broth, bring to a boil until the veggies become soft, after the veggies become soft add in the turkey to warm it up if cold. When ready place veggies and turkey into thawed pie crust DO NOT DRAIN, KEEP the left over chicken broth. You should have some chicken broth left over, this is where I add powdered gravy mix along with a cup of water to make the gravy. You want about a cup to a cup and half of gravy for each pot pie or more if you desire. After gravy is ready pour over the veggies and turkey. Add the top pie dough and pitch the sides. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until crust is crispy, and there you have it one for dinner tonight and one to freeze for later, or maybe you have company still in town, this is a great after Thanksgiving meal.


Even though Thanksgiving didn’t go as I had planned it, I was still thankful for the people setting around my table, for the laughter and jokes and tears that were shed, all due to an undercooked turkey!! God is good and we have much to be thankful for!

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1Thessalonians 5:18


Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! 

In Everything Give Thanks To God,

Jessica Parnell



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