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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

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These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

The best part of making a Thanksgiving turkey are always the leftovers! We always make a larger bird for that reason. Some popular Thanksgiving Leftover recipes are Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Fritatta and Leftover Turkey Tacos with Brussels Sprouts Slaw to name a few!

These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Of course, you can also make them with chicken! These little hand pies are baked in the oven, made with Goya baking discs which look like this and are in the freezer section of the supermarket. Be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator the night before.

If you can’t find them, pie crust will work, just cut them in rounds. I have even used the bagel dough, you can see my taco empanadas here.

Serve them with leftover gravy or cranberry sauce and enjoy!

These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

5 from 12 votes
5
Cals:174
Protein:9.5
Carbs:24.5
Fat:5
These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 10 empanadas
Serving Size: 1 empanada

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 1/4 cups leftover shredded cooked turkey breast, 5 ounces
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 10 frozen Goya Empanada Discos, the ones for baking, thawed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg, whisked

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, celery, and parsley cooking until onions are translucent. Add minced garlic, cooking for an additional minute.
  • Combine the broth and cornstarch together and mix well.
  • Add the turkey, frozen peas and carrots, 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, thyme and broth, stir and cook medium heat, bring to a boil then cook until thickened and heated through, 2-3 minutes.
  • Place a disc on your work surface. Take 2 tablespoon of the turkey mixture and place in the middle of each disc. Using a pastry brush, place the egg wash on the outer edges of the disc. Fold the disc over and gently press the edges to create a seal. Use a fork and press around the edges to seal.
  • Brush the egg wash over one side of each of the empanadas.
  • Spray the baking sheet with oil, bake 350F 26 to 30 minutes, until golden.

Air Fryer:

  • Spray the basket with oil to prevent sticking, transfer to the basket, in batches and cook at 380F° for 8 minutes, turning half way. Eat hot.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 empanada, Calories: 174 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.5 g, Protein: 9.5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 315 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g

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Photo Credit: Jess Larson

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43 comments on “Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas”

  1. I can’t wait to try these!  Wondering if it would be best to freeze them before baking or after baking?  Has anyone tried?  Thank you!

  2. Just bought empanada wraps at Target (Dallas area) in anticipation of thanksgiving leftovers. But also thinking rotisserie chicken or chili would be good filings. Thanks for recipe. I will Air Fry, possibly bake and freeze some.

  3. I made these and they were a great way to use leftover turkey breast. My hubby loved them even though the day before, he said he was “all turkey’d) out.” I wonder if I can prepare ahead  and freeze before baking 

  4. Has anyone tried making the filling ahead of time and freezing it? I haven’t found the goya disks yet and don’t feel like making dough from scratch.

    If you could make the filling and freeze it, how would you go about making the finished recipe from frozen filling?
    Thanks!