Allergy Friendly Day after Thanksgiving


Who’s got leftovers? I do, I do, even though I didn’t host this year.  I’ve got leftover turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, mac n’ cheese, cranberry sauce… What am I going to make with all this? Well, there’s the obvious rewarming and stuffing our mouths again. Or perhaps I’ll get a little more creative.  What will you be making with your leftovers this year?  Check out my Allergy-Friendly Gluten-Free Turkey Pot Pie for one idea.  And please, please let us know what you’ll be making. We need inspiration after all that hard work over the past few days!

Thank you for contributing to the last two week’s Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving roundup! Here are the recipe highlights from the last two weeks. And remember, they are being featured on my Allergy-Friendly Friday Highlights Pinterest board too, so check them out there, along with other featured allergy-friendly recipes from weeks past. If you have been featured, I encourage you to grab the Allergy Friendly Friday badge from my right sidebar and share it on your blog, so others know you’ve got a featured recipe on Allergy-Friendly Friday.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Allergy Friendly Gluten Free Turkey Pot Pie


Thanksgiving Leftovers: How to recycle your holiday feast into an allergen-free, gluten-free one pot meal!


The term, waste not, want not has never held more weight than it does in these tough times. So after that huge Thanksgiving meal, rework those holiday leftovers into day-after-delicacies. The following dish is simple to make (who really feels like cooking after all that holiday prep?), uses up leftover ingredients, and calls for staples that most of us have on hand (because who feels like shopping, either?).

Allergy-Friendly Turkey Pot Pie with Mashed Potatoes


(Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free)

Makes 6 servings

Comfort food at its best: part potpie, part shepherd’s pie, and chock-full of leftovers. This one pot meal uses up turkey, gravy, and the thanksgiving sides; pearl onions, peas, corn, cooked carrots, and mashed potatoes. It also keeps well for several days, and can be reheated on demand. This can be made dairy-free, gluten-free, and allergen-free, by following the optional tips below. Additionally, if you don’t have an oven safe-casserole, you may bake this in a deep-dish pie dish or baking dish.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pearl onions (or 1/2 cup onion, diced)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced or chopped (cooked or raw)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup turkey gravy (Imagine makes dairy-free, gluten-free turkey gravy) or my Allergy-friendly (Gluten-free) “Creamy” Gravy
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups roast turkey, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup corn (cooked, frozen, canned, or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2, Heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, and carrots, and cook, stirring often, until just tender, 3-4 minutes. (If you are using cooked carrots, add them in the last minute of cooking time). Remove from heat and set aside.

3. In a medium oven-safe casserole, (3 1/2-5 quarts) heat the remaining 3 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add brown rice flour, and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes until lightly golden. Add gravy and rice milk, and cook stirring, until it thickens up into a nice smooth cream sauce, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, add salt and pepper to taste, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon juice.

4. Add turkey, onion/celery/carrot mixture, corn, and peas to the “cream” sauce. Stir to coat. Add remaining Tablespoon of lemon juice, a little more salt and pepper, and parsley. Stir well to combine.

5. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over filling.

6. Bake in center of oven 30-40 minutes until potatoes are browned a bit on top, and filling is bubbling up around the edges.

Allergy-Friendly Turkey Pot Pie with Mashed Potatoes
© 2009 by Cybele Pascal

(Please note that all my recipes are completely free of all top allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, shellfish, and gluten), so as many people as possible can enjoy them. Additionally, all the ingredients are available atWhole Foods, and online If you have trouble finding something, let me know and I’ll help you find it.)

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