This leftover Thanksgiving pie is a perfect way to use up the leftovers in a fun, creative, and delicious way. Thanksgiving, one slice at a time!
Why This Recipe Rocks
It never fails (at least for us). What to do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers? And it’s usually a ton, even after the guests have loaded up bags and containers and have headed out the door.
Snacking on one or two of our favorite items will invariably end with us tossing something out. And I hate throwing food away.
That’s why this leftover Thanksgiving pie works so well. You can load it up with any and/or all of your leftovers to make a banging Thanksgiving pie that lets you enjoy the meal all over again.
While some may call this a leftover turkey pot pie, we don’t. Typically, a turkey pot pie will be much creamier, while this pie has a much firmer texture. This is a straight-up Thanksgiving turkey pie.
And you can cut a giant wedge from the pie or just a sliver. Whatever your heart calls you to do at the time.
This is a perfect meal for those people who like to combine their foods, too … like me. I’m golden if I can toss everything in a bowl and start eating.
But this, forget the bowl! Now we have a flaky pie crust to hold all those delicious layers of goodness in place. Yeah .. the perfect bite over and over again.
I’ll always respect the sanctity of Thanksgiving and make sure that all my portions of dressing, potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, turkey, etc., remain properly separated on my plate on the day.
But after that, all bets are off. This is happening every year. Better yet, toss Christmas in there as well. The entire holiday food spread gets put into a pie and snarfed down happily and joyously!
I won’t lie. I love a savory pie.
Another reason why this recipe works is that it comes together so easily. You literally just layer the turkey and sides on top of each other in a pie crust. Top with another pie crust and bake. That’s it.
Some people like to make hand pies with their leftovers. I say good for them. I also have done this; making hand pies is much more work than this recipe. So if you’re wanting to get something on the table quickly, go this route.
The prep time for this recipe is about 10 minutes, and that’s taking your time. This is a great way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I love this recipe!
This is easy. Whatever you have. All bets are off with this recipe. I think it’s safe to say that, of course, the turkey is going to make the list.
For us, the standard fare for Thanksgiving is turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, homemade cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and the ever-present GRAVY.
There are other things like deviled eggs, crescent rolls, and desserts but let’s not get crazy by putting them in the pie as well (hmmm 🤔).
Since our daughter is a fiend for green bean casserole, she wouldn’t let me have it to make this pie. But if I had some, I’d be adding that too!
Your spread may look the same; you might also have a few leftover vegetables in there. It all works! And it will taste like your Thanksgiving but served in a very convenient slice of pie. Yes!
Our delicious version of this leftover Thanksgiving pie consists of the following:
- Turkey – The cornerstone of this delicious pie
- Cornbread dressing – Stuffing would work just as well (if you have any left 🙂 )
- Mashed potatoes
- Gravy – Brings the flavor and moistens up the pie
- Cranberry Sauce – On the side, so you can control how much you want to each bite.
- Pie Crust – To make it easier, just get a store-bought pie crust package (two crusts) from your local grocery store, or you can opt to make your own homemade pie crust.
- Beaten egg with a splash of water – Egg wash, for the crust.
How To Make This Leftover Turkey Pie
Easy stuff here, folks. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Taste each ingredient and season with salt and black pepper to your preferred taste before adding to the pie. Some may need some extra seasoning, while others may not.
Line a pie plate with one of the crusts.
Place the turkey on the bottom crust evenly. If you have big pieces, cut them up beforehand into manageable bite-size pieces.
Pour half of the gravy over the turkey, then layer on the mashed potatoes. Smooth them evenly.
Top the potatoes with the corn or other veggies you might have. I thought that roasted carrots would be amazing in this.
Next, add the cornbread dressing to the top of the corn. If the dressing (or stuffing) is cold, break it up with a fork in manageable bite sizes.
Top the dressing with the remaining gravy.
Add the other pie crust to the top and crimp the pie closed.
Using a pastry brush, apply a coat of egg wash to the top crust. Make a few slits in the dough to allow the steam to escape while cooking.
Place the leftover thanksgiving pie on a foil-lined baking sheet and place it into the oven.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is a nice golden brown.
Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before slicing.
Slice and serve with the leftover cranberry sauce on the side, and enjoy Thanksgiving (or Christmas) all over again! The entire family can get stuffed all over again!
Keep this Thanksgiving dinner leftover pie recipe handy. It’s so quick and easy. But as always, and as important, it’s delicious! Just make sure to save a little turkey for that required turkey sandwich!
- As previously mentioned, any sides are on the table. Sweet potatoes, instead of mashed potatoes, would be delish!
- Roasted carrots would be amazing in this pie.
- Sometimes we have Macaroni and cheese as a Thanksgiving side dish. I would totally put this in!
- I mentioned hand pies earlier. Yes, you could combine the ingredients into a mixture, then place them in 6-inch rounds of pie crust, top and crimp and bake for about 15 minutes to get a handheld version of this.
- If you’re a fan of cranberry sauce, you can put that in the pie in lieu of on the side.
Some may say that, but we disagree. A pot pie typically is much creamier, while this pie can actually be cut into slices.
Yes. Assemble the pie as directed up to baking. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and place into a freezer-safe airtight container. To cook, allow it to thaw then bake as instructed.
Other Delicious Turkey Recipes
Leftover Turkey Pie Recipe
- 3 cup Leftover turkey chopped
- 2 cup Leftover cornbread dressing
- 2 cup Leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 cup Leftover corn
- 1 cup Leftover gravy
- 2 Pie crusts
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 Egg beaten
- 2 tsp Water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a pie plate with one of the crusts.2 Pie crusts
- Place the turkey on the bottom evenly.3 cup Leftover turkey
- Pour half of the gravy over the turkey, then layer on the mashed potatoes. Smooth them evenly.1 cup Leftover gravy, 2 cup Leftover mashed potatoes
- Top the potatoes with the corn or other veggies you might have.1 cup Leftover corn
- Next, add the cornbread dressing to the top of the corn. If the dressing (or stuffing) is cold, break it up with a fork in manageable bite sizes.2 cup Leftover cornbread dressing
- Top the dressing with the remaining gravy.1 cup Leftover gravy
- Add the other pie crust to the top and crimp the pie closed.2 Pie crusts
- Beat the egg and add the water to make an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, apply a coat of egg wash to the top crust. Make a few slits in the dough to allow the steam to escape while cooking.1 Egg, 2 tsp Water
- Place the leftover thanksgiving pie on a foil-lined baking sheet and place it into the oven.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is a nice golden brown.
- Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before slicing.
- Serve and enjoy!