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Curried Turkey Pot Pie
with puff pastry / sweet potato wedges

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It is Thanksgiving in the United States today, but if you're not celebrating or just want to make something completely non-traditional (that happens to still use turkey!), this curried pot pie is for you. Puff pastry is a simple way to add a flaky, golden crust on top of this fragrant meal. This recipe was last featured in 2019.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Curried Turkey Pot Pie:
  • Puff pastry - 8 oz, defrosted
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, diced
  • Ginger, fresh (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
Garam Masala Sweet Potato Wedges:
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  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)

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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (28)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (5)

Most Helpful

The pot pie needed quite a bit more time in the oven than the recipe called for, but it was worth it! Delicious! Also did you know you can cook lentils in your rice cooker?! Because you can!

By: Ali
Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

17 reviews

This was AMAZING! I messed up while making it. I forgot to add the seasoning to the turkey and missed it until I was about to put the pastry on so I sautéed some extra in a bit of butter and ditched it in. I put a whole can of coconut milk instead of just a cup so it was a bit soupy. My puff pastry shee was too small for my pan but I think my pan was just too big really. Even with these mistakes it turned out so so good. Both kiddos loved it too and they haVe been super picky lately. We will making it again maybe in individual oven safe bowls so I'm not cobbling puff pastry sheets together.

By: Tessa
Posted: Jul 17, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Love this flavorful recipe. I do usually buy frozen sweet potato fries. Why not?!

By: Jayna
Posted: Mar 19, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was so delicious and easy to put together, will definitely be making this again.

By: Rachel
Posted: Jan 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I made it Shepard's pie style instead of pot pie. Soooo good! The turkey with curry is soooo tasty!!! I also put in a bag of cauliflower rice into the turkey mix to add a few more veggies.

By: Talia
Posted: Dec 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really enjoyed this one. I didn’t add peas because I don’t like them but instead added the sweet potato into the pie. It came out delicious!

By: Allison
Posted: Dec 11, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tasty. We had about 1/4 c of riced cauliflower we needed to use up and added that. Unfortunately, the puff pastry wasn’t quite large enough to cover the whole skillet, so the filling bubbled over onto the top and most of it never got crispy. Short on time, so put the sweet potatoes in an air fryer. Lots of hands off time, but sill a bit much time overall for a weeknight meal. Might make it again, but definitely not on a school night.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Dec 07, 2021
Diet: Original
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