Turkey Pot Pie

Makes 8 servings


1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup 1% low fat milk
1 egg yolk

2 small potatoes, peeled, cooked for mashing
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup 1% low fat milk 
1/2 cup Penn Maid® Lowfat Cottage Cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste


1/2 cup celery, sliced, cooked
1/2 cup onion, chopped, cooked
1/2 cup carrot, peeled, sliced, cooked
8 oz. turkey, cooked, cubed
1/2 cup peas, cooked
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Penn Maid® Sour Cream
1 cup prepared poultry gravy



Pot Pie Dough (for bottom crust): Place the flour, salt, and sugar together into a mixing bowl. Add butter and rub the mixture between your hands until it forms small pellets. Add the milk and egg and knead until it forms a solid dough ball. If sticky, dust with flour as needed. Then place dough in a bowl and allow it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before using.

Cottage Cheese Potato Crust: Place the potatoes in a medium pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook potatoes until soft enough to mash. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl. While still hot, mash potatoes until smooth. Add butter, milk, and cottage cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve for topping the finished pot pie.

Pie Filling: Blanch the celery, onion, and carrots until cooked crisp to the bite (al denté). Cool and place vegetables, turkey meat, and peas into the same bowl. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream and gravy with a whisk and allow to come to room temperature. Mix the gravy and sour cream mixture with the turkey mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 400°F. To assemble the pot pies, roll out the dough and place into small casserole dishes lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray. Dispense a 1/2 cup serving or more into the casserole. Top this around the edges or over the entire filling with the cottage cheese potato mixture using a pastry bag and star tip. Place a 4 ounce pie in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Serving suggestion: Serve from the oven in the casserole dish or dish it out family style.


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