Leftover Turkey and Ham Pie

I love this creamy, tasty pie recipe and I make it all year round with chicken. But it’d be the perfect recipe to make with your leftover turkey and gammon on Boxing Day too.

Ingredients:

  • 800-1000g peeled potatoes, cut into similar size chunks
  • 300g leftover turkey
  • 100g leftover ham/gammon
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour – mixed with cold water to make a roux (a thick flour paste that helps to thicken the sauce)
  • 400ml chicken stock, using 2 or 3 low salt chicken oxo cubes
  • 4 tbsp milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200°C or gas mark 6
  2. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water, and let them bubble away for 20-25 minutes until softened
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan
  4. Add the onion and cook until softened, then add the chicken stock
  5. Add the roux, stirring the sauce continuously until the sauce has thickened. Then turn the heat down, and add the milk
  6. If the sauce is too thin, add another roux using 1 tbsp of flour mixed with water again. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk
  7. Add the leftover turkey and gammon, then transfer to a casserole dish
  8. Once the potatoes are cooked and soft, drain and mash them with 1-2 tbsp of butter until smooth. Then spoon onto the top of the pie filling and cook for 20 minutes until the mash has browned slightly
  9. Serve with vegetables of your choice (good way to use up your leftover veg too!)

Tips and Ideas:

  • If you have leftover mash, use this as the topping instead to save on time!
  • Make this anytime of the year with chicken instead of turkey
  • Instead of mash, you could top the pie with a puff pastry lid
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