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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

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

Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas. A latin twist on a comfort food classic, this is a great way to use holiday leftovers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Portuguese
Keyword: Empanadas, Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Hand Pies, Turkey, what to do with leftover turkey
Servings: 10
Calories: 174kcal


  • 1 tsp. Unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup Chopped onion
  • ¼ cup Chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Clove garlic,  minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Corn starch
  • ½ cup Low sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • cups Leftover shredded cooked turkey breast, 5 ounces
  • ¾ cup Frozen peas and carrots
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher salt
  • tsp. Ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. Dried thyme
  • 10 Frozen Empanada Discos,  the ones for baking, thawed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 Large egg,  whisked


  • 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.

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  • 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.


Serving: 1 empanada

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories174
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  • Cholesterol 31mg 11%
  • Sodium 315mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.5g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
  • Protein 9.5g 19%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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