Just because Thanksgiving is over, doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy your favorite holiday food. Instead of just throwing your remnants onto a plate and nuking them in the microwave, take a look at some of these creative recipes that will get you using your leftovers in a brand new way. Your taste buds will thank you!

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1. Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, cut into four 4 1/4-inch squares
  • 1 large egg, beaten

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease pie pan or four 10 ounce ramekins.
  • Heat butter in large pan until melted. Combine garlic, onion, corn, carrots and peas with butter until onions have become see through. Add flour and combine with whisk until integrated and slightly browned.  Slowly add chicken broth, milk and thyme, and combine with consistent whisking until mixture is thick.  Add turkey; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Pour mixture into pie pan or ramekins and layer puff pastry on top. Make 4 vents in the top of the crust with a knife, cutting slowly to avoid tears. Brush each crust with the beaten egg.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or crust is browned. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe was obtained from Damn Delicious, a great site to find recipes for the every day mom and cook.

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!

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