Tuesday, November 30, 2010


LEFTOVERS in a TURKEY POT PIE - a recipe for kids

I hope a lovely Thanksgiving weekend was had by all. Food, family, feasting - football? - and turkey to boot, I'm sure. There is no particular recipe for this pot pie. Simply open your refrigerator door and do a "calling all leftovers, calling all leftovers" and see what comes forth. Your little chef will have a ball assembling a personalized pot pie based on their Thanksgiving Day favorites.

1 Ready Made Pie Crust
Thanksgiving Leftovers, i.e.:
Roasted Turkey
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans

Our chef begins her dish by assembling an assortment of Thanksgiving Day leftovers into a mini casserole dish. In lieu of a pie shell at the base, our chef places a layer of stuffing at the bottom of the casserole. Our chef then tops the stuffing with a good drizzle of gravy.

Diced turkey thigh meat, roasted sweet potatoes and chopped green beans are added to the dish. The mixture is moistened with additional gravy and a ready made pie crust artfully tops the dish. Our chef uses festive holiday cookie cutters to cut designs from the excess pie crust and decorate her pie. The pie is baked in a 450ยบ F degree oven for approximately 20 minutes.

I do hope this recipe not only gives new life to the remaining leftovers in your fridge, but puts a contented smile on your little chef as well. As always, if you have a recipe or cooking project that was a winner with your child, please email it to me at: info@chefsemporium.net, and we hope to see you again soon at The Chef's Emporium.