Turkey Florentine Pie

This cheesy turkey and vegetable meal is a delicious way to use up some leftover turkey. 

Turkey Florentine Pie


Lots of cheese and a milk based creamy sauce give the turkey vegetable filling a gooey creamy taste. And the leftover turkey adds lots of flavour. If you don’t have any turkey leftovers, a rotisserie chicken works just as well. You want the meat to have some flavour as there is no added stock or spices to the filling. 

Turkey Florentine Pie
To make the crust for this deep dish pie you use pizza crust yeast. This yeast contains a dough relaxer so you can rolled the dough right away. If you only have rapid rise yeast you can use that instead but remember to allow the dough ball to rest for about 10 minutes before you try rolling it out. 

Turkey Florentine Pie

Grease an 8-inch spring form pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large skillet over medium high heat add a bit of oil and cook onion, garlic, carrots and celery until soft, about 10 minutes. Add turkey, mushrooms and spinach. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

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In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Add flour and cook stirring continuously for 1 minute. Add milk and whisk continuously to combine and cook thicken. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese, salt and pepper.

Turkey Florentine Pie-001 Pour the sauce over the turkey mixture. 

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Pulse flour, yeast, and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal S blade. Stir warm water with oil and corn syrup. Turn food processor on and slowly pour in the water mixture. Process until a dough ball forms, about 1 minute. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knees 12-15 times.Turkey Florentine Pie Roll dough out into a 16 inch circle. Line the pepped pan with the dough allowing it to overhang about a half inch around. Pour the turkey and sauce mixture into the dough lined pan. Fold in the overhanging dough and sprinkle the top with 1 cup cheese.

Turkey Florentine Pie-003Bake 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. 

Turkey Florentine Pie

Turkey Florentine Pie
Serves 6
This cheesy turkey and vegetable meal is a delicious way to use up some leftover turkey.
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 pkg (8 g) pizza crust yeast
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 3/4 cup warm water (120F / 50C)
  5. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  6. 1 tablespoon corn syrup
Filling
  1. 1 large onion, chopped
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 medium carrot, chopped
  4. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  5. 3 cups turkey, cooks and chopped
  6. 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  7. 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  8. 2 tablespoons butter
  9. 2 tablespoons flour
  10. 2 cups whole milk
  11. 2 1/2 cups marble cheese, shredded
  12. 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8-inch spring form pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat add a bit of oil and cook onion, garlic, carrots and celery until soft, about 10 minutes. Add turkey, mushrooms and spinach. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Add flour and cook stirring continuously for 1 minute.
  4. Add milk and whisk continuously to combine and cook thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the turkey mixture.
  6. Pulse flour, yeast, and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal S blade. Stir warm water with oil and corn syrup. Turn food processor on and slowly pour in the water mixture. Process until a dough ball forms, about 1 minute. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knees 12-15 times. Roll dough out into a 16 inch circle. Line the pepped pan with the dough allowing it to overhang about a half inch around.
  7. Pour the turkey and sauce mixture into the dough lined pan. Fold in the overhanging dough and sprinkle the top with 1 cup cheese. Bake 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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