Healthy Easy Turkey Pot Pie Recipe
Use leftover turkey and frozen vegetables in this Healthy Easy Turkey Pot Pie recipe to serve a quick and light dinner. It uses phyllo sheets instead of puff pastry and there’s no heavy cream OR butter in the filling!
Author: Nora Rušev
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 16-ounce bag (450g) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ¾ cup (180ml) nonfat milk
- ¼ cup (30g) cornstarch
- 1 14-ounce can (415ml) low-sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup (55g) low-fat or fat-free sour cream
- 2½ cups (325g) chopped cooked turkey meat (preferably white)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- black pepper, to taste
- 6 phyllo sheets
- Oil, for brushing
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the thawed vegetables and dried thyme and cook until tender, about 5 minutes (the cooking time depends on the size of your vegetables). In a bowl or measuring jug mix the nonfat milk and cornstarch together very well. Pour the chicken broth into the pan with the vegetables, then quickly stir in the cornstarch slurry. Cook until the sauce thickens, about one or two minutes.
- Take the pan off the heat and quickly stir in the sour cream. Fold in the turkey pieces and season the filling to taste. Transfer the filling to a 7x11 inch baking dish.
- Arrange the first phyllo sheet on top of the filling and lightly brush it with oil. If you need to fold it over to fit the dish, make sure to brush with oil in between. Layer the next phyllo sheet on top and brush with oil again. Continue with the remaining sheets and finish with a light oil brushing.
- Bake in the lower half of the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the top is crisp and golden brown.
Lightly adapted from Eating Well.