How To Make Wild Turkey Pot Pie

You set up the decoys, you called the bird in, you made an ethical shot…. Now what? Cooking wild turkey can be a little intimidating if you’re not used to it.

With this recipe, you’ll never know the difference and there is something special about preparing a meal with wild game that you harvested for your family. And this wild turkey pot pie will be a staple of comfort.

There is an overwhelming sense of gratitude bringing the turkey out of the field. Knowing that the turkey you just harvested he moment you have harvested will provide for your family.
There is an overwhelming sense of gratitude bringing the turkey out of the field. Knowing that the turkey you just harvested he moment you have harvested will provide for your family.

In my family food is a way to show love and I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does.

Wild Turkey Pot Pie

Recipe modified from The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook.

Ingredients-

  • 1 bag frozen veggie medley (I use the carrots, green beans, corn and peas)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • 2 Pie crusts
  • 1 side of wild turkey breast
  • ¼ c all-purpose flour or thickener
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 2 c chicken broth (if you want extra flavor, add a chicken bouillon cube)
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Wild Turkey Pot Pie straight from the oven.
Wild Turkey Pot Pie straight from the oven.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º
  2. Soak Wild turkey breast in milk for 30 min.
  3. Prepare pie crust in small casserole dish or deep pie pan.
  4. Cut turkey into bite size pieces and cook in Dutch oven with butter on medium heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In the same Dutch oven, cook the onion and celery in butter until translucent and then add the frozen vegetables and cook until thawed.
  6. Add the chicken, sprinkle in flour and stir. Let cook for a couple minutes.
  7. Pour in chicken broth and cream stirring constantly. The mixture should start to thicken and create a gravy like texture.
  8. Add thyme, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  9. Pour mixture into pie crust and cover with an additional pie crust. Gently seal the edges together.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  11. Enjoy!

 

 

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