Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  515
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  43 g
  • Fat  31 g
  • Cholesterol  33 mg
  • Sodium  137 mg
  • Potassium  312 mg
  • Phosphorus  164 mg
  • Calcium  35 mg
  • Fiber  3.0 g

Turkey Pot Pie

Even if someone in your house is on a kidney diet, they can still enjoy all the baked-in goodness of this mouth-watering Turkey Pot Pie, thanks to DaVita renal dietitian Mary Beth from Louisiana.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Mary Beth from Louisiana.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 of a pie


  • 1 cup diced potatoes 
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour (divided use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup liquid non-dairy creamer
  • 10 ounces frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons ice water 


  1. Double boil potatoes to reduce potassium (see instructions in helpful hints below).
  2. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan and sauté onions until tender.
  4. Add celery and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Blend in 2 tablespoons of flour, pepper, sage and thyme and cook over low heat for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken broth and non-dairy creamer until blended. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Stir in turkey, double boiled potatoes and peas and carrots. Set aside to cool.
  8. In a separate bowl, cut shortening into remaining  flour using a pastry blender. Mixture should form pea-size particles.
  9. Begin adding ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing well each time, until dough forms into a ball.
  10. Divide dough in half and roll out one piece, using a rolling pin and additional flour until dough is pliable and no longer sticky. Be sure that dough is larger than the diameter of the 9-inch pie pan.
  11. Place dough in pie pan, smoothing with fingers to fill pan, and then pour turkey mixture on top.
  12. Roll second piece of dough to similar size and place on top of the turkey pie filling. Seal edges of pie.
  13. Using a sharp knife, make four to five one-inch cuts across the top of the pie crust to vent the pie.
  14. Place pie on sheet pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • To reduce potassium in potatoes use the Double Cook method. Peel and dice potatoes into 1” pieces. Boil in a large pot of water for 10 minutes. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. 
  • Use a refrigerated, prepared pie crust if desired. Look for the lowest sodium brand.
  • For a lower fat and calorie version make half the pastry and use to top pie ingredients instead of the double pastry version.

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Turkey Pot Pie

Liquidsunshine says:


For those looking to use a non-hydrogenated shortening, you can use Spectrum. It's organic, vegan, non-hydrogenated, gluten free and kosher. it's not cheap, but worth the price.

Apr. 02, 2014, 5:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

Turkey Pot Pie

cjcarnett says:


new to site

Nov. 21, 2013, 7:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

Turkey Pot Pie

MaryLou77 says:


Great site with lots of good useful helpful recipes and hints.

Nov. 17, 2013, 10:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

Turkey Pot Pie

jstenske682_ says:


This is one of my favorite recipes. I might try to make it creamier next time. I agree that it was not creamy enough, but all in all a great recipe.

Nov. 13, 2012, 3:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Turkey Pot Pie

psjeeper says:


Used turkey left over from thanksgiving, tasted great. Will probably use a bit more broth and nondairy creamer next time for a creamier pie.

Nov. 29, 2011, 7:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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