Creamy turkey over puff pastry

    25 min

    This is a delicious and quick way to use up leftover roast turkey or chicken. Serve the creamy turkey over squares of puff pastry or in vol au vent cases for something of an improvised pie. Alternatively, serve the turkey over rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 250ml turkey or chicken stock
    • 125ml double cream
    • 150g chopped cooked turkey
    • 50g frozen garden peas, thawed
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 sheet shop-bought puff pastry or vol au vent cases

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a large frying pan over medium low heat, cook butter until golden brown. Saute mushrooms until tender. Stir in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in stock, and cook until slightly thickened.
    2. Stir in cream, turkey and peas to the stock mixture. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serving suggestion:

    Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment, and place the four puff pastry squares or vol au vent cases on the tray. Remove the puff pastry from the oven once golden brown. Place one square of pastry on each plate, and top with the turkey mixture. Serve immediately.

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    Simple, worked very well. Didn't have any mushrooms so put in frozen peppers, which worked just as well. Will be doing it again.  -  12 Oct 2013


    I put *all* my leftover turkey (when I can no longer face it cold!)into a creamy sauce and freeze it, thus having the ingredients for a delicious vol-au-vent throughout the year. Last year I didn't use it often enough and still have some 2010 turkey left while the 2011 is being prepared  -  28 Dec 2011


    This was tasty, I served mine with rice however I think it would be much nicer with the pastry but I didn't have any in. Will definitely try that next time.  -  07 Sep 2015