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Turkey pot pie recipe; is there a topping alternative?

post #1 of 16
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I was making a double dough for an apple pie, then as I was going to put on the top dough, I decided to make a streudel instead. So I had an extra pie dough already rolled out, so I decided to make a turkey pot pie for dinner and put this "top" in the bottom of a new pie dish. Now the turkey filling is done, but I don't have anything to top it with........ Dummy me, can't plan ahead! Anyway, do I have to make a new top pie dough to add to the turkey pie, or can I use something else instead? Like a streudel without the sugar or something???? Does it have to be a lid? I mean, have you ever seen a dinner pie without a lid on it? I'd love some suggestions! Thank's in advance!
By the way, I made too much filling, so now I have stew for lunch!
post #2 of 16
You could make it into a quaasi-Shepherd's Pie, and top it with mashed potatoes.
post #3 of 16
Now, take this forwhat it's worth, which isn't much. i've HEARD that you can use breadcrumbs, salt and herbs, and butter for a Streusel top for thses types of things, but i don't know if it's true.
post #4 of 16
When I make my Chicken Pot Pie, I use Bisquick pancake mix (1 cup), mixed with 1/2 cup milk and 1 egg. I then just pour it on top of it. I know, it sound super easy, and it is, but it is pretty tasty!

Also, you probably could take some Italian seasoned bread crumbs (or plain and just season to taste), mix them with melted butter, and sprinkle on top. That would be really yummy, too!

Let us know what you decide and how it comes out!
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hmmm... I don't have Biquick, but i do have plain bread crumbs. Do you have a recipe for the bread crumb mix? Or do you know what to season them with? And how much butter, just until moist?
post #6 of 16
I would use a 3-1 ratio with the breadcrumbs and butter....3 tablespoons of bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon of melted butter. You could make double to amount so you would have a thicker cover.

I absolutely loooove garlic and herbs, so if it was me, I would probably season the plain bread crumbs with Garlic Pepper (if you have it), maybe some basil or parsley, and maybe some onion powder if you have it. If you don't have Garlic Pepper, I would probably use some garlic powder and freshly ground pepper to taste. Mmm, it's making me hungry!
post #7 of 16
Oregano, thyme, basil, crushed up real fine, and I suggest retoasting the breadcrumbs with the herbs for added flavor, and enough butter to make it crumbly
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Oregano, thyme, basil, crushed up real fine, and I suggest retoasting the breadcrumbs with the herbs for added flavor, and enough butter to make it crumbly
Oooh, that sounds good, too!
post #9 of 16
I'm far too lazy to make my own dough, so I always use breadcrumbs! Italian herbs and some fresh Parmesan mixed in with the crumbs is tasty.
post #10 of 16
You can put biscuits on top of the turkey pie, too. That's how I make potpies at our house! No crust on the bottom, and biscuits on top. Yum!
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well, I went with the bread crumbs, and added butter, basil and parsley. It was good, but it got a little burnt... That wasn't the recipe's fault, though. I probably prefer regular pie crust on top, but the crumbs is definitely a good alternative or as a change for those who eat it often.
Thank's for the idea! I really wasn't in the mood to start another crust. I've been in the kitchen all day, making from-scratch jello and vanilla sauce, apple pie and turkey pot pie, smoothies, and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies... Now I know why they call it once-a-month "cooking"; you all of a sudden feel up to cooking and baking, then overdo it, so that you're out of commision the rest of the month...LOL
post #12 of 16
Ooh yummy bake fest! If you get tired of those home made cookies, you can alway send some my way!
post #13 of 16
Holy Smokes! You have been busyyy! Wanna come to my house next?

I'm glad it came out edible. Just another idea to keep in mind
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
You can put biscuits on top of the turkey pie, too. That's how I make potpies at our house! No crust on the bottom, and biscuits on top. Yum!
That's how I do it when I'm in a rush. I use the pillsbury ones, I hate opening those things! It takes me forever to try to get it to pop, and when it does, it scares the crap outta me!
post #15 of 16
Oh that pie sounds delish!
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Vicious Vaness
That's how I do it when I'm in a rush. I use the pillsbury ones, I hate opening those things! It takes me forever to try to get it to pop, and when it does, it scares the crap outta me!
You're too funny! My issue is to get the paper off the darn thing!
I never thought of adding these as a topping! That's a good idea though, unless you litteraly hit the roof while opening them...

I'll keep you all in mind next time I go cooking crazy... Which may not be for a while!! My family was sure happy though!
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