Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Turkey Cottage Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup finely chopped celery

1 cup finely chopped carrot

1 cup finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup turkey gravy

1 cup chicken stock or broth

2 1/2 cups bite-sized cooked turkey pieces

1/2 cup cooked peas

1/2 cup cooked carrots

1/2 cup cooked pearl onions

Salt and Pepper

2 cups turkey stuffing

Melted unsalted butter, as needed


  1. In a saucepan sweat the celery, carrot, onion and garlic in the butter, covered with a buttered round of waxed paper and the lid, over moderately low heat for 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the gravy, stock or broth and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the turkey, peas, carrots, pearl onions, salt and pepper to taste, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Transfer the mixture to a flameproof 1 1/2-quart baking dish, and with a spatula spread the stuffing over it. Drizzle the stuffing with some melted butter. Bake the pie in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbling, and put it under a preheated broiler until the top is golden brown;