turkey leftovers again?

4:15 PM Posted by Roo

One can only eat so many turkey sandwiches or dinners with turkey and gravy before it gets really old. One of my favorite post-Thanksgiving meals is a turkey pot pie but hello calories! I found a recipe for Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie on the Weight Watchers site last night and decided we were going to have it tonight but with turkey instead of chicken (which worked out to be the same number of Points - yay!). I linked to the original recipe but here it is with turkey and a few variations I made. It was so pretty. I really should've taken a picture. Obviously, I'm not going to be a famous food blogger. Ha!

Old-Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie
Points Plus Value: 6
Servings: 6 (works out to be a heaping 1/2 cup of the turkey/veggie mix and 2/3 of a crescent roll)

non-stick cooking spray
1 tsp butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 cup chicken broth
3 cups turkey (mixed dark and white meat - no skin), shredded
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk, divided
4 reduced-fat crescent rolls*

Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 10-inch round shallow baking dish with cooking spray.

Coat a large pot with cooking spray. Add butter and melt over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook, until tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Add veggies, broth and turkey. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

In a small cup, combine flour and 1/4 cup of evaporated milk; stir into turkey mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup of evaporated milk and cook until mixture is slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes more.

Spoon chicken mixture into prepared baking dish. Unroll crescent rolls and arrange dough around inside edge of baking dish to form a border (there will be a hole in the middle). Bake until rolls are golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 15 minutes (mine only took 10 minutes). Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

Eat slowly, savor and enjoy. Because if you inhale it? You'll miss the yumminess. And yes, one serving is a really nice size portion.

*Okay, has anyone ever found a container of just 4 crescent rolls? I couldn't find anything smaller than 8 so I used 4 for the recipe and baked the other 4. If you do that, plan on an extra 3 Points per roll.


  1. Misty said...

    Wish I had this a few days ago.Bobby decided to take the huge amount of left over turkey, throw it in a pot with rice and turkey gravy ummm.... yeah....

  2. Brooke said...

    actually i have seen the 4 roll package, although we love them so much i always get the 8 rolls. for 2 people. no wonder i'm gaining weight.

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