bad pics, good idea

thanksgiving pot pies
(my kids call them pot pot pies)

step 1 – take all the leftovers and dump them in a huge bowl.
or 2.
we chopped up all the turkey into bite size pieces first.
in our bowl was:
mashed potatoes
creamed corn
green bean casserole
a bag of frozen peas

i didn’t add the cranberry sauce because i didn’t think it would taste good or look good all turned pink.

step 2 – pile mixed ingredients in a premade frozen pie crust.
you could make your own, but most likely you spent the entire day of thanksgiving preparing food, and at this point premade usually sounds nice.
you need 2 crusts for each pie.
we made 5 pies.
and ate 4 of them in one sitting.
we are a big family.
so let the top crust defrost for about 15 minutes then just flip it over onto the filling and crimp the edges down.
then cut a cute little design into the crust so the steam can escape.

step 3 – bake
if the pie is unfrozen, it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to bake.
be sure to cover the edges with foil until its almost done.
when the crust is golden brown, its done!

step 4 – devour!

hopefully you haven’t finished off your leftovers yet and you can give this a try!
if you’ve made more than you can eat, wrap the pie with tinfoil and freeze.
when you want to eat it it will take a couple days at least to defrost in the fridge.



  1. 1

    that looks delicious! what a great idea :) if only i had some leftovers to try this with…

  2. 2

    AWESOME! Such a super idea and delicious-looking photos too. ;)

  3. 3
    Very Entertaining says:

    This is a great idea! And, the photos did come out well—though I find it is difficult to make food look tasty in photos. Somehow, you were successful!

  4. 4
    Mom's Place says:


  5. 5

    Homemade pot pie is one of our absolute favorites here too! I love that you can sneak in all that veggie goodness and the KIDS don't care! LOL Yours look DELISH!

    I brush the tops of my crust with beaten egg white…It makes the pie impossibly even MORE appetizing! When I'm doing a sweet pie I do the same thing and then sprinkle large crystal sugar on it…GORGEOUS!

  6. 6

    this is an AWESOME idea! thanks for sharing!!

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