Puff pastry helps you make the most of your holiday leftovers with these easy bite-sized turkey pot pies. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter!
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My father-in-law can cook up a storm, especially when it comes to the holidays. Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or New Year’s Day – he’s always down to cook up a big ol’ feast.
And one of my favorite parts of a big holiday feast is leftovers!
I first made these mini turkey pot pies after Easter a few years back. I was looking at some leftover turkey and roasted potatoes and figured I could turn them into something more exciting – not that I have any trouble enjoying a straight up plate of holiday leftovers in their original form.
So I headed to the store for some puff pastry with pot pie on my mind.
But bite sized food is always more fun, isn’t it? Almost anything gets exponentially cuter once you shrink it down – and food is no different!
These mini pot pies are actually more like savory tarts, since there’s no top layer of pastry sealing all that heat in. And the great part about that is that they cool off way faster than a typical pot pie, which is good for those of us who are a little impatient when it comes to letting our food cool before we
devour it dig in (and consequently end up with a burnt roof of the mouth).
Let me tell you… These. Are. Wonderful. Bite-sized comfort food may just be my new favorite thing.
Not only is this a great way to use up leftover turkey but it would also be great with rotisserie chicken. It would even be great with just veggies (substituting vegetable broth if you want to keep it vegetarian).
That actually reminds me… I meant to put some frozen peas in here. Dang! But these were so good that I didn’t even miss them! I had a little bit of leftover filling, which I stirred into some pasta for my son and he absolutely loved it!
Dino and I each ate 3 for dinner, which was the perfect amount. And we still have some leftover for lunches during the weekend. Yessss!
This would be great as a party appetizer, too! Who says leftovers have to be boring?!
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