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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

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Original (6)
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Gluten-free (0)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (3)

5 reviews

This was one of those where the family took one bite and immediately said, “whoa!” Delicious!

By: Samuel
Posted: Nov 25, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made this with a regular pie crust because I didn't want to splurge on the puff pastry.

By: Alexander
Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Diet: Original
0 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
0 Helpful

The whole family loved this. The five year old ate it all up. Two things I'll do differently in the future: 1. Reduce the sauce further or add cornstarch. I want my pot pie filling to feel like gravy. 2. Bake the puff pastry separately so that leftovers are easier to store and warm back up.

By: Bethany
Posted: Nov 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I subbed cabbage for a crust (stir fry style) and did not make the sweet potatoes. My 8yo said it's 'not so bad' 6yo doesn't like it, and 2yo is at least eating it.

By: Brittany
Posted: Nov 21, 2021
Diet: Paleo
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