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Turkey Catcher's Pie Recipe

Turkey Catcher's Pie

Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again

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Turkey Catcher's Pie is one of the dishes I often "knock up" on a whim for a light lunch. It's particularly good if we have uninvited guests because it's simple and quick to make and satisfies all tastes. I've often used a bit of left-over turkey and nobody has ever noticed (or they are too polite to say anything!). I recommend you try it.

      Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients for Turkey Catcher's Pie

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to serve 4:
1 tablespoon
olive oil
2 cloves
12 oz
turkey breast
½ teaspoon
fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
2 tablespoons
tomato ketchup
8½ fl oz
chicken stock
1 tablespoon
plain flour (all-purpose flour)
5 oz
frozen peas, thawed
salt and pepper
1 lb
4 fl oz
2 oz
Cheddar cheese
spring onion
4 knobs


How to Cook Turkey Catcher's Pie

  1. Peel and finely dice the carrot. Peel and chop the onion and peel and crush (mince) the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and add the carrots, onions and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until tender and beginning to brown.
  2. Either mince (grind) the turkey or dice into very small pieces (your choice). Add this to the pan along with the fresh thyme and continue to cook until the turkey is cooked through and lightly browned. Stir in the ketchup and cook until lightly caramelised.
  3. Stir the stock and flour together in a small bowl until smooth and then pour into the pan and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened then stir in the peas and season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a twist or two of freshly ground black pepper. Remove from the heat and divide among four ramekins. Transfer the ramekins to a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut into bite-sized cubes. Place in a medium pan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until tender when pierced with a knife (about 15 minutes). Drain the potatoes and return to the pot over low heat. Add the milk and mash until smooth. Grate the cheese and finely slice the spring onion. Mix these into the mash and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Evenly top the ramekins with the mashed potatoes. Place a small knob of butter on top of each and bake in a preheated hot oven (Mk 7 - 425ºF - 220ºC) for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are lightly browned and the turkey filling is bubbly around the edges.

While I have specified Cheddar cheese, it actually doesn't matter if you use Cheshire or Gruyere. As long as it's not a "stringy" cheese like Emmental, you'll have no problems.
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Reviews of Turkey Catcher's Pie

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again January 08 2015
This was awesome. I'm newly married and I like to try new recipes. Everyone loved it. My mom even shared a second one with my hubby!!! I'd made more thn I needed so I froze the others and they cooked up fine a week later. I put it in the fridge to thaw for one day and cooked as normal. I also brushed it with an egg wash. This recipe is tops!!
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Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again October 02 2013
Awesome Recipe! So quick and easy. My whole family loved it and my Hubby wanted seconds. The filling was awesome, very rich, buttery, creamy, and filling, with just the right amount of everything. It was so nice and thick as well...a lot of these pie recipes out there are to thin for my taste! My family really enjoyed this, and I'll make it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
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Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again February 12 2013
I made this for dinner tonight, turned out great. Overall the flavor was very good, and I especially liked that there was no canned cream of "whatever" involved. Will definitely make this again.
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