Turkey a la King - The answer to your Turkey Leftovers!

After you made your wonderful Thanksgiving turkey and shared that delicious stuffing with all, you packed up your leftovers and threw them in the fridge. Now, a few days later, you're wondering what on Earth to do with all those leftovers! I mean, seriously, who needed that 15 pound turkey to feed four people anyway?! No worries. I have a fabulous recipe that will easily use up some of that delicious leftover turkey without forcing you to eat the same meal for the next week.

Check out this wonderful, yet simple, recipe for Turkey a la King (or an Open-faced Turkey Pot Pie).

Ingredients for filling:
1/2 cup chopped onion (about one quarter of a large onion)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup frozen vegetable medley
1/8 tsp each of sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1.5 cup cooked turkey, diced
2/3 cup fat free half-and-half (or heavy whipping cream)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

*NOTE: I sprinkled the spices on and did not measure. I recommend sprinkling a little of each over the vegetables until it smells good. :)

Directions for Filling:
Dice your onion and set aside. Then dice the turkey. It is handy to put all ingredients in their own prep bowls so they are ready to go as you need them.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onions for about 2-3 minutes. Then add the frozen vegetables and all spices (including salt and pepper). Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not mushy.

Add the chicken broth and turkey and bring to a boil, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Whisk the half-and-half with the flour until well combined. Then slowly whisk the flour mixture into the vegetable mixture. Bring to a bowl and then reduce to medium, stirring occassionally.

Ingredients for Crust:
2.25 cups Bisquick
2/3 cups milk

Directions for Crust:
Mix the Bisquick and milk in a large bowl until well combined. Then knead with your hands about ten times. Add Bisquick to dough until it is no longer tacky.

Spray four ramekins with butter-flavored spray and push one-quarter of the dough into each ramekin. Then cook for 11-13 minutes at 450F, or until golden brown on the edges and bottoms thoroughly cooked.

Use a small spoon or ladel to make a dent in the biscuits for the filling. Then ladel in the filling until just overflowing. Allow 5-10 minutes to cool before eating.

This meal was incredibly filling and tasty! Enjoy your leftover turkey in style!


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