Thanksgiving Dinner should Include this Pheasant Potpie Recipe
By angelamontana

Did you get some pheasants this season, but you weren’t sure how to prepare them?  Thanksgiving is coming soon, but rather than baking a traditional turkey, mix it up with Pheasant Potpie!

Not only is this recipe one of the most amazing pheasant recipes out there, but you may just end up starting a new Thanksgiving dinner tradition!

Celebrate your successful pheasant hunt this year with the following recipe, which can be found at


  • Prep: 1-1/2 hours + cooling Bake: 35 min.
  • Yield: 6 Servings


  • 2 pheasants (2-1/2 pounds each)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) pearl onions, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Pastry for single-crust pie


  • In a large saucepan, place the pheasants, water, quartered onion, celery and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender.
  • When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; set aside. Strain broth, discarding vegetables. Measure 3-1/2 cups broth and place in saucepan. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Remove 1/2 cup and stir in flour. Bring broth in saucepan to a boil. Add flour mixture; boil 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly.
  • Add the pearl onions, peas, carrots, pimientos, parsley and pheasant. Spoon into a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Roll pastry to fit dish; place over meat mixture and seal edges to dish. Cut small steam vents in crust. Bake at 425° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Yield: 6 servings.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:  1 serving (1 each) equals 578 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 778 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 52 g protein.