Creamy Meat and Vegetable Pot Pie With Herbed Dumplings

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

Sometimes a whole turkey or chicken is too much of a good thing - here's a delicious way to use up the leftovers. Homey, wonderful, comforting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make meat mixture: In a saucepan, melt butter over moderately-low heat and in it cook onions, carrots and celery, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Add wine and cook mixture for 3 minutes.
  3. Add flour and cook roux, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  4. Add broth in a stream and bring to a boil, whisking.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the cream and the yolks.
  6. Whisk about ½ cup of the sauce into the bowl to temper cream mixture and add the cream mixture, in a stream, to the sauce.
  7. Cook over moderately-low heat, whisking, until it is thickened (do not let it boil) and stir in meat, rosemary and season to taste.
  8. Make dumpling batter: In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, oregano, parsley and pepper to taste.
  9. Add milk and stir until batter is just combined.
  10. Drop by spoonfuls into 6 or 8 mounds onto the simmering meat mixture (do not let the liquid boil).
  11. Simmer dumplings, uncovered, for 10 minutes and simmer them, covered, for 10 minutes more.
Most Helpful

Delicious--this is the best way I've had turkey the second time around. Thanks Evelyn for posting this keeper.

ellie_ December 02, 2003

This was great. I had some leftover sliced garlic pepper beef that I used. Left out the egg yokes and added some maggie seasoning. Great flavor, we loved it. I will definitly make this next time I have leftover meat. Thank you for saving me from a drab leftover night.

TTFN, Dorie September 25, 2007

An appealing way to serve leftovers! We all thought this was wonderful, and especially enjoyed the dumplings. I used oregano in them as indicated in the ingredient list, although the directions say rosemary. I really liked it that way. Also, I used whole milk instead of cream; the broth was still rich and creamy. I will definitely make this again and purpose to have leftover chicken just for this recipe! Thank you!

Kaarin October 30, 2006