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Curried Turkey Pot Pie
with puff pastry / sweet potato wedges

Active: 30 minTotal: 45 min

This is no ordinary pot pie and it was greeted with rave reviews when we first made it in 2017. This recipe gives the classic pot pie a South Asian twist with coconut milk and warm, fragrant spices.



Garam Masala Sweet Potato Wedges:
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
Curried Turkey Pot Pie:
  • Puff pastry - 8 oz, defrosted
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, diced
  • Ginger (opt) - 1 tsp, grated
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
  • Curry powder, mild - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Peas, frozen - 1 cup (sub canned peas)
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
  • Eggs, yolk - 1, whisked
  • Water - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/2 cup

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  1. Puff pastry - Thaw according to package instructions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Sweet potatoes / Onions / Carrots / Garlic / Ginger - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store sweet potatoes in one container. Store onions and carrots in a separate container. Store garlic and ginger in a third container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Season turkey - Combine turkey with garlic, ginger, curry powder, garam masala (portion for the pot pie), salt, paprika, and cumin. (Can be done 1 day ahead)


  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Spread sweet potatoes out on a sheet pan. Toss with oil, garam masala (portions for the sweet potatoes), and sugar. Season with some salt.
  3. Transfer sweet potatoes to the oven and bake, shaking the pan a few times while they cook, until tender, ~30 minutes.
  4. While potatoes roast, heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for pot pie) and then onions and carrots with a pinch of salt. Saute until onions and carrots are softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add butter, flour, and tomato paste and saute until no dry spots of flour remain.
  5. Add turkey and cook, breaking turkey apart, until turkey is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Next add in peas (no need to defrost them, just break them up as they cook), stock, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove skillet from heat and cover with puff pastry (if it's too big, trim with scissors). Use a fork to press the edges of the pastry against the sides of the skillet and trim off any excess.
  8. Whisk egg yolk and water and brush over puff pastry. Make a few slits with a knife and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden.
  9. Serve pot pie and sweet potatoes with yogurt. Enjoy!

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This meal has 26 reviews

Mine was not soupy so I wonder what I did! I really cooked the mushrooms, and onions and carrots and definitely simmered it for a few minutes to thicken. Was in the oven a good 20 min. Sweet potatoes were good but did not need sugar IMO. Nice "fancy" but easy dinner!

By: Markell
Posted: Jan 01, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian

Really delicious. I love puff pastry.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Dec 19, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I love the pot pie but I'd skip the side potatoes next time.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Dec 14, 2019
Diet: Original

Amazing! This is one of our new favorites!

By: Catherine
Posted: Dec 13, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

So after reading the reviews, I decided to take my own twist on this. First, I made this with Beyond Meat Beefless Crumbles instead of turkey, and second, I reduced the coconut milk and broth to 3/4 the original recipe. The resulting mixture was not soupy at all, and the beefless crumbles worked perfectly in the ens.

By: Tristan
Posted: Dec 10, 2019
Diet: Original

Ours was also pretty soupy. I didn't mind, but my husband did. I thought the flavor was great, but the ratio of curry to puff pastry was a bit off, and overall it took more time and effort than I like to spend on dinner, so I'm not totally sure I'd make it again even though it tasted good. Also I wish the sweet potato wedges had some crunch to them since the rest of the meal was soft/soupy.

By: Victoria
Posted: Dec 09, 2019
Diet: Original