I hate to waste food, don’t you? That’s why my freezer has little bags of cooked leftovers, just waiting to be used in a stew, casserole, or pot pie.
Today I wanted to make a pot pie from turkey breast leftovers but without heating the oven in my Florida kitchen. So I experimented with my NuWave Bravo air fryer oven. No recipe is required for a pot pie. Mix vegetables in a gravy, cook, and top with dough. Seriously. It’s that easy.
There are a few supermarket helpers you can keep on hand to simplify pot pie, such as pie crust dough, condensed cream of mushroom or chicken soups, and frozen mixed vegetables. You can vary the ingredients and approach, yet it’s basically meat, vegetables, gravy/sauce, and a crust.*
As for today’s experiment, I preheated the air fryer oven for about three minutes at 375°F. After I assembled my turkey pot pie, I placed it in the air fryer oven for 8 minutes (ovens vary—when you smell the aroma, it’s done).
*Don’t have a crust or time to make one? Top the filling with mashed potatoes for a cottage or shepherds pie.
Next time you need to do a refrigerator crisper drawer (or freezer leftovers) clean-out, think pot pie.
They’re called salmon fritters, patties, or croquettes. I call them a nutritious entree from the pantry. Easy to make, all you need is a sleeve of crackers (crushed finely), two eggs, a tablespoon of minced onions, and a can of salmon.
Preheatyour favorite skillet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Form patties, cook 10 minutes or until browned on one side, flip patties and cook an additional 5 minutes, and serve with your favorite steamed vegetables.
Each 2 ounce patty is 31 gram protein and about 162 calories. Enjoy!
Guest blogging today is Ale Aguilera. She’s inspired me to try more herb gardening.
Growing your own herbs indoors and blending your own spices with them is a rewarding hobby with a lot of tangible rewards. Store-bought herbs, spices, and blends can get expensive, especially if they’re organic — and if they’re not, they may contain pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Having your own fresh herb garden right in… Read more »