If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a bunch of leftover chicken pot pie filling in your fridge right now.
You went out of your way to make a pot pie and it was delicious, but now there’s all this leftover filling and you don’t know what to do with it!
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So, what can you make with it?
Leftover chicken pot pie filling is a great base for other dishes. For example, you can use it as a filling for quiche or you can add it to soups. Leftover chicken pot pie filling can also be used as a filling for casseroles and lasagna.
Below, I’ve got 18 creative ways to use up that leftover chicken pot pie filling.
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18 Recipes for Using Up Leftover Chicken Pot Pie Filling
All of these recipes are simple and easy to follow, so they’ll be perfect for anyone who’s looking to get creative with their leftover chicken pot pie filling.
Check them out below:
1. Make A Quiche
This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover chicken pot pie filling.
All you have to do is pour the leftovers into a greased pie dish, top with some crust, cover with foil and bake at 350°F until set (about 30 minutes).
If you want extra crispy crust or want to freeze for later use, just bake uncovered for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
2. Make an Omelet
If you have some milk on hand (or even some cream), it’s easy to make an omelet out of your leftovers.
Simply scramble up some eggs in a bowl and add a spoonful of the leftover filling as well. Pour the mixture into a hot pan and cook until fully cooked through.
Top with cheese if desired!
3. Use It as Stuffing
Stuffing is always amazing.
It’s the best part of Thanksgiving dinner, after all.
But stuffing is also something that requires quite a bit of prep work—you have to cook the stuffing separately and then you have to bake it in the bird or on its own.
If you’re short on time or just don’t feel like cooking another thing today (which happens), try using your leftover chicken pot pie filling as stuffing instead!
Simply mix it with some bread cubes or biscuits and bake until browned on top.
Then serve with gravy for dipping!
4. Make a Frittata
All you need is some eggs, milk or cream, cheese (optional), salt & pepper and that leftover chicken pot pie filling from last night’s dinner.
- Mix everything together in a bowl and pour the mixture into a prepared pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until firm in the middle.
- Serve hot!
5. Make More Pot Pies
Just add some extra crust to the bottom of whatever dish you’re using (a baking dish or pie pan), pour in some of the extra filling from last time and top with more crust.
Bake as usual until golden brown on top.
6. Make These Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie Muffins
- Just mix together 1 cup leftover chicken filling with 1 cup flour and 1 egg until they form a batter.
- Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line it with paper liners (or both!).
- Pour the batter into each cup until almost full (don’t worry if it spills over slightly).
- Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes until golden brown on top and firm to the touch!
7. Turn Into Soup
If you’re feeling really adventurous (and have access to ingredients like potatoes or carrots), try making soup out of those leftovers!
Just chop up the chicken into bite-sized pieces (or smaller if necessary) and add them to your favorite broth base—I recommend vegetable broth or chicken broth for this particular dish because those flavors will complement the rest of the ingredients better than others might—then add whatever you like!
8. Freeze It for Later
You can also freeze the filling for later use. You can pour it into ice cube trays and freeze them individually.
Or, if you have more time on your hands, divide the filling into sandwich-sized portions and wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap before freezing them.
This will make it easy to pull out just enough filling to make a small meal when you need it.
Start by making your favorite pizza dough recipe or store-bought dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle about 12 inches long by 8 inches wide.
Spread the leftover pot pie filling on top of the dough, leaving about an inch around the edges without filling so that you can fold them over later.
Sprinkle some fresh herbs on top if desired (I like rosemary and thyme).
Bake at 450°F for 25 minutes until golden brown on top and cooked through.
Slice and serve with crackers or chips!
10. Use It as A Dip for Veggies or Chips
If you have some chips or veggies lying around that need dipping, this is the perfect dip for them.
Just mix together some sour cream and mayonnaise with your leftover filling and voila — instant party food!
11. Add It to Your Next Casserole Recipe
You can use the leftover filling in any casserole recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
Just add it on top of the other ingredients in any casserole recipe and bake according to your recipe instructions.
The flavor will be so good that no one will guess where it came from!
12. Make a Batch of Biscuits and Top Them with It
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be happy to know that this is actually the easiest thing you’ll ever do.
Just take your leftover filling and spoon it onto some homemade biscuits (or store-bought ones).
Then top them with whatever toppings your heart desires—I recommend using shredded cheese and maybe some green onions or chives if you have them on hand!
13. Create a Stir-Fry
Stir-fries are super easy to make and they’re loaded with veggies, which means they’re also loaded with nutrients.
And if you have some left over chicken pot pie filling (which you should), then this is an especially great way to use it up.
Just add some chopped carrots, mushrooms, broccoli and onions to your wok or frying pan along with the leftover pot pie filling and sauté until everything is hot and cooked through.
Then top the stir-fry with some soy sauce or teriyaki sauce for added flavor!
14. Use It as Stuffing for Stuffed Peppers
The next time you’re making stuffed peppers (which is basically all the time), try adding some chicken pot pie filling to the mix!
You can either add it before stuffing the peppers or after they’re cooked.
Either way will taste great—but I personally prefer adding the filling when I’m cooking the peppers so that it can soak up all that delicious pepper juice during the roasting process.
This one is so easy and so good!
If you’ve got leftover filling but no actual pot pie to go with it (like me), just make some tacos!
All you need is some tortillas, cheese, and that leftover chicken pot pie filling.
Throw it all together in a pan and heat it up until the cheese is melted, and there you have it: delicious, homemade chicken pot pie tacos!
16. Make Chicken Pot Pie Chili
Chili is such an easy meal to make.
All you need are some beans (black ones are best), some tomato paste (or ketchup), any other veggies you have lying around, and salt & pepper—and that’s it!
Just throw everything into a pot and let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally so nothing sticks or burns on the bottom of the pan.
You can garnish with sour cream or cheddar cheese if you want too—but we all know chili doesn’t need too much help being delicious!
17. Use It To Make A Chicken Pot Pie Sandwich
This is one of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken pot pie filling—and it’s also really easy!
Just spread some mayo on two slices of bread and top them with chunks of leftover chicken pot pie filling (you can cut them up if they’re too big).
Then put another slice of bread on top and grill until golden brown on both sides.
18. Add It to Mashed Potatoes
Pot pies are basically just mashed potatoes with some gravy thrown in, so why not throw in some of the filling as well?
This is probably the easiest way to use up this filling—just add it directly into your mashed potatoes and mix them together.
That way you can save yourself from having to make another meal out of all that chicken pot pie filling!
What to Do with Leftover Chicken Pot Pie Filling (18 Ideas)
- Make A Quiche
- Make an omelet
- Use It as Stuffing
- Make a frittata
- Make more pot pies
- Make these super easy chicken pot pie muffins
- Turn Into Soup
- Freeze It for Later
- Make a Chicken Pot Pie Pizza
- Use It as A Dip for Veggies or Chips
- Add It to Your Next Casserole Recipe
- Make a Batch of Biscuits and Top Them with It
- Create a Stir-Fry
- Use It as Stuffing for Stuffed Peppers
- Make Chicken Pot Pie Tacos
- Make Chicken Pot Pie Chili
- Use It To Make A Chicken Pot Pie Sandwich
- Add It to Mashed Potatoes
- Pick your favorite idea from this list to use up your leftovers.
- Prepare the rest of your meal.
- Be ready to munch in no time!
Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.