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After hours of clearing snow, there is nothing like sinking your spoon into a piping hot crock of turkey pot pie.

"Comfort Food" (Turkey Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust)

A lighter version of the standard, this one is chuckΒ full of veggies and chunks of Monday night’s leftover roast turkey, topped with layers of flaky phyllo.

Yum-ohhhhhhhhh- so-good! πŸ™‚


  1. Will shovel driveway for food!!! πŸ˜€
    This looks really good!

    • It’s a DEAL!!!! When can you come??

      I can’t TELL you how good these were! I started off with a Martha Stewart recipe but then wen’t waaaaay off on my own. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks, M! πŸ™‚

  2. I have lots of room in my freezer and I do accept care packages. Those pies look so yummy.

    • Ha! Thanks, Mom! Those pies are in my belly! (well, mine and Jim’s…)

      The granola’s not holdin’ you over? πŸ™‚

        • Mom
        • Posted February 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm
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        Your Dad has been hogging the granola. I’ll have to sneak some before it is all gone. LOL

      • Ha! That’s because YOU’VE been hogging the boots! πŸ™‚

        But yes, you NEED to get some of the granola…that could be my very best batch to date!

  3. Mmmmm… phyllo dough what a great idea for pie crust! Those look delish.
    We were supposed to be having beef pot pie for dinner tonight (with regular pie crust) when our neighbor showed up and gave us a pizza! Hubby helped him out of a snow jam earlier today, and neighbor owns a local pizza place. Decided it would be wrong not to eat the fresh pizza and we are saving the pot pie for tomorrow night.

    • How nice of your neighbor! (Hubby sounds pretty nice, too). I agree, it would have been downright un-neighborly of you to NOT eat the hot pizza! πŸ™‚

      The phyllo dough made an AWESOME top crust! The only issue with the pies was….we wanted MORE! πŸ™‚

      Thanks, Karen! πŸ™‚

  4. Love turkey pot pie. It is one of our thanksgiving leftovers. I do these same individual Ones and freeze. Yum. I think I know what dinner tomorrow will be πŸ˜‰

    • So glad I could inspire tomorrow’s dinner menu – your (gorgeous) boys will be so very happy!

      These were such a hit and soooo easy to make that they will most certainly become a staple. Freezing them (sans crust) would work perfectly! I will have to remember that! Thanks, Amy! πŸ™‚

  5. Don’t look like leftovers to Rupe …

    • Hi there, Rupe! Where ya been??

      I do hope that is a good thing! πŸ™‚

  6. How do I place a delivery order to Missouri?

    • You know how some folks write LOL but you know they don’t really mean it? Well, in this case, let’s just say if I had been taking a sip of water at the time I read your comment, I’d have a very wet computer monitor!! Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! πŸ™‚

      Hmmmm, placing the order would be no issue but our delivery guy is really, really slooooooow… πŸ˜‰

      • That would be a slooooooww cooker then?
        Hey, if I could stand the sound of my own voice/laughter I’d use a little audio track instead of “LOL” –now that WOULD get your monitor wet every time. I LOVE to laugh.
        But, OOO your “pies” almost ‘smell’ on the screen on a day of 0 temp.

      • OMG, now THAT would be awesome! I love to laugh, too!

        You are very kind, white buffalo! Your comment is much appreciated! πŸ™‚

  7. daggummit… i know better than to come over here when i’m hungry!

    • lol! Looks like there is gonna be a run for pot pies at the grocery store! (you’re welcome…) πŸ™‚

      (And, isn’t it awesome when you get to use ‘daggummit’? πŸ˜‰ )

  8. mmmm….looks so good

  9. Nice shot and it looks delicious.

  10. You really need to stop posting these pictures when I’m already hungry… looks wonderful!

    • Ha! After the last post, you really should come to expect this!

      Thanks so much, JP! πŸ™‚

  11. That has to be the best looking example of leftovers I have ever seen. Yummy!

    • How sweet of you to say! Mission accomplished, then!

      Thank you, Robin! πŸ™‚

  12. Oh, that does look good! Like the before and after duet photos.

    I peeked out my window today and I saw a very unusual sight…blue sky and something I remember calling a Sun.

    • Thanks, Scott!

      Welllll, it really isn’t before and after persae since the after would have been an empty dish!! I did think about a tryptic, actually, but figured the third image was already implied…. πŸ˜‰

      Yes, we have blue skies and sun, too! Sight for sore eyes. Now, if it only weren’t 19 degrees out….(picky, picky I know…)

  13. THOSE leftovers are company worthy Tracy! YUM !
    I’m stealing this recipe idea for use as soon as possible πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Kiwi! Steal away!!

      (I will be writing you shortly via e-mail with the process I used since I know you cook similar to me…start with recipe and change up with a little of this and a little of that….) πŸ™‚

  14. I thought it was creme brulee at first. Can you make us creme brulee? πŸ™‚ Seriously though, these food shots are awesome. Food shots are harder than they look and some people make food look downright repulsive, hehe, but your shots are totally making me hungry. I want to dive right into the phyllo crust. Yum. (and here I am eating a crappy bowl of top ramen).

    • Oh, so now we’re sending out food requests?? I’m actually planning on a desserts post at some point simply to send you all completely over the edge… hehehehe…might not contain creme brulee but I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

      Your comments are much appreciated, Amber! I agree. We subscribe to Bon Appetit and there are times I am completely amazed at the poor food photos, especially on their covers, so much so that if we didn’t get home delivery I doubt I would grab the issue off the shelf.

      I just try to shoot the food in a way that makes me go, yeah, I’d eat that. πŸ™‚ I take, many, many, many, many, MANY shots from all different angles and then just see what looks the best. For all of the recent shots, I haven’t had all that much time to play (which is actually good for me – over-thinker and all) since we are (impatiently) waiting to eat the food!

      So glad you liked it! (BTW…top ramen is one of those secret vices…who doesn’t love the insanely curly noodles in the overly-salted broth every once in awhile??)

  15. BTW, do you use a particular thickening agent for the filling corn starch vs. flour and butter, for example? That looks nice and thick like I’d like it.

    • After sauteing the carrots, onions, thyme, salt and pepper in olive oil, I sprinkled the whole lot with flour. Cooked it out then added a mixture of skim milk and chicken stock, plus a little bit of the pan gravy leftover from the turkey dinner. The sauce was PERFECT…nice and thick. No one would miss the butter and cream. I’ve sent you an email with all the details of my, ahem, ‘recipe’! πŸ™‚

  16. wooooooow! i want it to be in mouth RIGHT NOW. (that’s what she said.)

    seriously, can you barf it up and mail it to me?

    • Can always expect the unexpected fron you, Stephen!

      So, thanks! (what…are you 12?)

      and, eeeeewwwwwwww… πŸ˜‰

  17. Oh, it shouldnt be allowed to show such delicious looking food for persons that havent had dinner! On the other side, I enjoy your photo even more!

    • Sorry, Birgitte! I guess I should post a warning?? πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your kind comment!

  18. Wow. my kids are all wanting to come to dinner at your house now! Very nice photos.

  19. Man that looks yummy. Nice shot, Tracy.

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