Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Garlic Biscuit Topping

 The big news today is that we are moving! If you follow my Facebook page you may already know this as I announced it last week there. We finally were able to find a home that suited both Grumpy and me and met our most important criteria. Our “scheduled” closing date is December 16 and hopefully all goes well and we actually close on that date. We’ll know better after the inspections are done this week. The one thing I can say is that it doesn’t seem real.
We have been looking for so long that it is hard to believe that it actually happened after giving up several times in the last few years.  I literally went to look at this house thinking it wasn’t going to work out for us.  It seems like it happened so fast when it actually happened!  It goes to show that just when you think it probably won’t happen….it will!  I really say a lot of it had to do with the new realtor we were referred to.  This guy has been on the ball from the moment I emailed him! (Ed Beisler at Team Beisler, Keller Williams Realty)  Thank you so much Ed for helping us become homeowners again!

With this event happening in our life in the very near future, I have been doing very limited grocery shopping.  I’m trying to use what we have in the house so I don’t have to worry about transporting too much food.  Sometimes I think I should work this way all the time.  Certainly makes for a smaller grocery bill!

I had some leftover turkey and gravy in the fridge and decided to pull what had together to make a pot pie.  I wanted to make it a little more special if I could and I also needed to find a biscuit topping that didn’t call for a pre-made biscuit mix, so I went on an internet hunt to see what I could find.  I found so many that looked good but the recipes ended up calling for canned biscuit dough or pre-made biscuit mix.  I thought about making my own biscuit mix but didn’t want to have to make something what would make me have to store it.  Basically I don’t use biscuit mix often which is why I didn’t have any on hand.

I finally came across a recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe that seemed exactly what I was looking for.  Her photos were so appetizing that I was anxious for my finished product so I could bite into it!  I used her cheddar biscuit topping with a little bit of change for my own filling and where I normally would use onions, I used a shallot that I received from Frieda’s Specialty Produce (loving their goodies they sent me!).  It was delicious :)  Thank you Mel for being out there to give me this recipe!


Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Garlic Biscuit Topping
by Shelby Law Ruttan
December 2, 2013

For the filling:
3 cups chopped cooked turkey breast
1 shallot
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup turkey gravy
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 can almond milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

For the biscuit topping:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Saute shallot in butter over medium high heat in large skillet for 2-3 minutes.  Add frozen vegetables and turkey.  Cover and simmer 2-3 minutes more.   Mix gravy, soup, and almond milk together then stir into turkey/vegetable mixture.  Simmer, uncovered for about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and place in deep casserole dish (I used my pampered chef oval ceramic oven baker – shown in first photo).

While turkey mixture is simmering, assemble the biscuit topping.  In a medium sized bowl, toss flour, cheese, garlic powder and salt.  In another bowl, mix together egg and heavy cream.  Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until just moistened.

Spoon biscuit topping over top of turkey mixture.  Place in oven and bake 35-40 minutes until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.  Serve.

Prep time:  10 minutes
Cook time:  40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield:  6-8 servings

Other one dish meals you may enjoy:
Margaret’s Morsels:  Macaroni and Cheese with a Twist
FamFriendsFood:  Lasagna – Comfort Food
Jersey Girl Cooks:  Shrimp and Artichoke Orzo


  1. says

    This sounds delicious! I'm so happy you have finally found a new home. About 17 years ago, we began a search for either an existing home, or a place where we might find a wooded lot on which to build our 'dream home'. At the time, we were living in Franklin Pk., here in IL and had been there for almost 39 years. After a couple of years of searching high and low, I discovered a small town, west of Naperville, called Yorkville. When I say discovered, that's exactly what I mean, never having heard of it before. I found a lot in a very small subdivision of 21 lots, with only one existing home at the time. We were fortunate in finding a small local builder, who built us a home, that today, we still live in and love. Hopefully, this new home will be all you desire and will love it as much as we do ours. I wish you and Grunmpy, the happiest of Holidays and a wonderful 2014.

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