Apr 6, 2012

Frozen Friday: Marie Callender's - Turkey Pot Pie

Marie Callender's Turkey Pot Pie features chunks of white-meat turkey, celery, carrots, peas, and onion in a cream sauce.

They come in a regular 10-ounce and large 16.5-ounce sizes and I picked up the larger one on sale for $2.50 (regularly $4.29). The large pies are two servings a pie.

The box boasted a new baking tray to speed up microwaving time; I always just set it and do other things so I don't really care if it cooks a minute or two faster. It cooks a bit differently than it used to without a crisping disc (known as "susceptor film") on top. I wondered how the top would brown but I needed have worried as it brown quite nicely via the magic baking tray.
I also like the new tray because the old one usually left some filling oozing out onto my microwave turntable. I'm pretty amazed by the new tray and its browning and crisping capabilities.

The crust was crispy and thin but not flaky. I wanted some flakiness and maybe some buttery notes but maybe I was still thinking about KFC's Pot Pie. Still, nicely browned and crusty.
I like turkey, partially because I don't eat it that often; mostly just on Thanksgiving or in a pot pie. Marie Callender's Turkey Pot Pie had nice, juicy chunks of turkey to go with a good amount of carrots and the other veggies.

I'm not sure I liked the cream sauce much however. When I think turkey, I think more of gravy. The cream  sauce was creamy and had a good thick consistency but I would have liked some more meatiness and seasoning.
Besides the sauce, I though Marie Callender's Turkey Pot Pie was pretty decent but I would prefer ConAgra bring back Claim Jumper's version instead.

Nutritional Info - Marie Callender's Turkey Pot Pie
Serving Size - 1 cup - 8 ounces (234g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 800mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 15g


  1. How were the veggies in this? Were they soft or still kinda hard?


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