Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Crustless Turkey Pot Pie with Quinoa

Ok, so this really isn't a pot pie. But it has the filling that is similar to a pot pie and with a pot pie, the crust has SO many calories. This recipe was given to me from a friend and titled, Turkey Ala King. As I was making it, I added and changed several things to liven it up a bit and decided that it would make a fantastic pot pie filling. But who actually needs the pie?! The quinoa on the side was perfect with this. The husband poured his over a baked potato. I made mine with turkey as I still had a bag in the freezer but this could just as easily be made with chicken.

Crustless Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie

1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Salt and pepper
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 1/2 cups milk, 1 %
1 cup hot water
2 cups chopped turkey or chicken
2 cups of small frozen mixed veggies (mine were carrots, peas, green beans, corn and lima beans)

Saute onions, jalapeno and green pepper in butter for 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 -2 more minutes. Blend in flour, cook for 1 minute. Add seasoning, allspice, salt and pepper and bouillion cubes. Add water and milk slowly and stir to combine. Add turkey and mixed veggies. Continue to cook for 10 - 15 minutes until hot and thickened. I liked mine thick, if it is too thick, just add a bit more water. Season with more salt and pepper to taste. Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or quinoa.

Total calories = 1455 calories
6 cups = 243 calories per cup

1 cup pot pie filling + 3/4 cup cooked quinoa = 434 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. So much food for so few calories! I'm loving this dish. Another great way to get the pot pie feel without the actual crust is to just plop some biscuit dough on top. That way you get a little crust. But I love it as is, with the quinoa.

  2. Thats a wonderful idea to have it with quinoa instead of the crust! Love it!!