Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but my turkey loving has only just begun. I know some people wait until Thanksgiving to start cooking turkey, but in my family we enjoy it much more often.

After discovering the awesome way to cook turkey in the instant pot, we have been enjoying turkey almost every week. I had some leftover chopped turkey on hand last week and had an idea to make Creamy Turkey Hand Pies.

In just a few minutes, my whole house smelled like roasted turkey and fresh baked pie crust. I turned around from the oven and there were three sets of eyes staring at me. No need to call my family to dinner, we just let our noses do it for us.


The hand pies were perfectly golden and the little turkey and leaf pie crust decorations I placed on top looked adorable. I used the mini pie crust cutters my Mom bought a million years ago and a butter knife to draw the lines — couldn’t have been easier! Here are some similar Autumn Pie Cutters on amazon.

To keep my hand pies quick to make and full of unbelievable flavor, I used McCormick’s Simply Better Turkey Gravy! This gravy is my new favorite dinner helper for when I need dinner on the table quickly but don’t want to sacrifice on flavor.

These McCormick Simply Better Gravies come in three awesome flavors: turkey, chicken and beef. They are all gluten-free, have no artificial flavors, no added MSG and they come with an easy-to-pour, re-sealable spout!

I have used them on everything from turkey meatballs to salisbury steak. They are crazy tasty and are made with real ingredients, including stock and McCormick herbs and spices. It’s just simply better, like the name says!

This recipe is wonderfully versatile and you can switch it up to fit your family’s tastes. We have made it with chicken many times and occasionally I will add different veggies like green peas or carrots.

I hope your family enjoys these Creamy Turkey Hand Pies as much as mine does!


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