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Easy Turkey Leftover Recipe - Turkey a la King

This easy turkey leftover recipe is a streamlined version of pot pie minus the crust. The no fuss, one pan recipe uses up the last of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Along with fresh carrots, mushrooms and peas is a savory herb sauce. This dish will be a family favorite.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

SERVINGS: 6 servings


4 tablespoons Salted Butter

1 cup Onion, diced

2 cups sliced Mushrooms

1 1/2 cups Carrots, cut in matchsticks

1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 cups Half-and-Half, warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave

1 1/2 cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

4 cups cooked Turkey, shredded or cubed

1 cup Frozen Peas, thawed

2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped

1/2 teaspoon Ground Sage

Toast, Noodles or Rice, for serving


1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add butter. When the butter has melted, add the onion, mushrooms and carrots. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Saute for 6 to 8 minutes. The vegetables should be just cooked.

2. Stir in the flour. Cook and continue stirring for about 3 minutes.

3. Slowly add the chicken stock and half-and-half. Stir to incorporate te liquids. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes. The sauce should be slightly thickened. Stir in the kosher salt and pepper.

4. Stir in the turkey, peas and parsley.

5. Stir in the ground sage.

6. Continue cooking until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Serve over toast, noodles or rice.


**This recipe comes together quickly. In about 30 minutes dinner will be ready. Chop the onions, carrots, mushrooms and parsley. Measure the stock, half-and-half and flour. Thaw the peas. Prepping and chopping the ingredients before starting to cook will make preparing the one pot dish a snap.

**Don't overcook the vegetables. You want them to be just cooked and not mushy so they hold their shape and add fresh flavor to the Turkey a la King.

**Warm the half-and-half for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave to take the chill off of it. It is easier to incorporate warm half-and-half when making the sauce. Also adding cold half-and-half to the hot pan will splatter and spurt and make more of a mess to clean up. Whole milk can be substituted for the half-and-half but, the sauce will not be as luxurious.

**My preference is to shred the already cooked turkey. But cubed turkey is just as tasty in the dish. Cooked chicken is a good substitute for the turkey.

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