These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Yield: 10 empanadas
5 from 10 votes

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
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!

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.

Nutrition

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