February Pinterest Challenge: Turkey and Cornbread Pot Pie Recipe

Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of this hop is to motivate us to not just hoard pins, but to make it happen!

I had hoped to tackle another fun art project with my boys for this months Pinterest challenge but they've all been under the weather and weren't really feeling up to it so I decided to try out one of the many, many recipes I have pinned.

I finally settled on try out the Chicken Cornbread Casserole from Growing up Gabel.

Unfortunately I didn't have all the ingredients the recipe called for so I made a few small adjustments and came up with a Turkey Cornbread Pot Pie instead.

I wish I had followed the recipe just a bit more closely as our cornbread casserole was a bit dry and I felt like the cornbread had completely taken over.  It was still good but next time I would add more milk and cut the sugar in the cornbread recipe by half.  It was just too sweet for such a savory meal.

Here's how I made my Turkey Cornbread Pot Pie:

For the turkey pie:

2 cups turkey; cut into bite sized pieces
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablsepoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
 teaspoon of thyme
teaspoon of rosemary

For the Cornbread topping:

1 cup sugar
1 stick of butter or 3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon baking powder

Since my turkey was frozen I quickly cooked it up in a frying pan with the package of frozen vegetables and cut the turkey into bit sized pieces when it was thawed out.

I set the meat and vegetables aside and in the same pan melted 2 tablespoons of butter.  I added the flour to make a roux and then slowly added in the chicken broth and milk making sure to whisk it well so I had a nice smooth sauce.  As I was cooking down the mixture to thicken it I added some dried minced onion, thyme, and rosemary for flavoring. 

I added my sauce to the meat and spread it out in a casserole dish.

In a separate bowl I mixed up my cornbread using the direction and amounts listed on the package of cornmeal I had.  I poured it over the top of my pot pie and set it in the oven (on a tray to catch any drips).  I baked it 350 for 40 minutes (again following the directions on the package of cornmeal).

It came out of the oven looking so tasty!  Nice and golden brown with the filling bubbling up.

The cornbread was nice and flaky and the filling was piping hot.

It sure did make for a nice and filling meal and the cornbread added a different taste and texture compared to our regular chicken pot pie recipe.

We are having so much fun with this challenge.  In January my boys and I tried out a new craft using nail polish marbling.

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  1. My husband LOVES cornbread, he would adore this and I bet my boys would love this hearty dish too! YUMMO!

    1. My husband loves cornbread too; I tolerate it for him. :)

  2. Your turkey pot pie looks delicious, and with the cornbread top, I bet my kids would even love eating it. Thanks for a new healthy recipe to try!

  3. Looks delicious and sounds like you found the perfect way to make it your own! A great sit around the table family meal! Pinning!

    1. Thanks! My family jokes that I can never make the same meal twice as I rarely actually follow the recipe.

  4. I love meals like this. It looks so tasty and filling.

  5. I have never tried using cornbread on my pot pie but it sure looks delicious! I am going to give it a try.

    1. It gave it a very interesting flavor and texture. My husband LOVED it.

  6. It looks super yummy to me! My hubby likes his cornbread on the sweet side so he'd love it. I love that you used turkey, chicken can get boring lol. Pinned!

    1. Thanks for the pin! My husband LOVED it as is and told me not to change the recipe at all. I guess his tastes are slightly different from mine. LOL.

  7. I used to love cornbread, and I can't recall the last time I had it! How ingenious to make a pot pie with it! Pinned!

    1. Thanks; not that I can take the credit for the the idea but I'm glad you enjoyed my post and pinned it.

  8. I love both pot pie and cornbread, I'll have to give it a try. Or maybe use chili as the filling.

    1. What a great idea! I often serve chili with cornbread anyway... I'm going to have to give that a try!

  9. Pot pie and cornbread together sounds like a great idea! I love both of them! Stopping by from the Pinterest Challenge!

    1. Thanks! It sure did give it an added texture that my husband just loved.

  10. This looks like a nice alternative to traditional pot pie! Pinning!

  11. Hope everyone is feeling better. We're battling with colds at our house too. This cornbread casserole looks perfect to warm everyone up. I'll have to see if I can make this too :-)

  12. My husband and my son both love cornbread! I'm going to fix this for them! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome! My husband loves cornbread too and he thought this recipe was amazing.

  13. that looks very interesting... I think I'll have to try it out.

  14. I'm a huge cornbread fan and this looks like something I would adore! Plus, with all this cold weather it would warm up my house as it baked. Thanks for sharing this pin!

  15. My family would enjoy this meal! It is perfect comfort food for these cold, winter days!

  16. Your Turkey Pot Pie looks like a real comfort dish with that delicious cornbread topping. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. This sounds amazing! Definitely a good alternative to Chicken Pot Pie, which is a favorite in my house.


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