Leftover turkey and ham pie
I know, I know. It is still November and here I am talking about left over turkey. But here’s the thing. This time next month it will be Christmas Eve and if you are anything like me you will have a turkey defrosting in the car boot (where else can I put it that is cold and totally dog and cat proof?!!!) that could feed an army. Whilst we might only be a dozen on Christmas Day (and yes, I am cooking) we always make sure there is enough turkey for Boxing Day and onwards.
I don’t actually like Christmas Day dinner. I know. Hold the front page. What I really like is cold turkey the next day, with loads of salad and a bit of pork pie. You can take the girl out of Melton Mowbray but…
Anyway, I digress.
What can I do with leftover turkey and ham?
This. This is what you can do with it! No measurements and you can just bung it all in and add or remove anything you fancy really. After all it is likely to be December 27th or 28th when this is next used and who wants to be standing around in a kitchen faffing around with food?
I don’t know how to make a roux sauce
Doesn’t matter! You don’t need to make any kind of sauce for this pie, you use a can of condensed soup!
- As much left over turkey as you want to get rid of based on how many you are feeding
- A handful of ham
- A handful of mushrooms
- 1 onion
- 1 tin of Campbell's condensed cream of chicken soup
- Any left over veg (I often use a tin of sweetcorn)
- 1 pack of ready to roll pastry
- Put all the ingredients, except for the pastry, in a heavy bottom saucepan and stir until well mixed, and mushroom and onion warmed.
- Place in pie dish and level out
- Cover with rolled out pastry
- Brush with milk
- Cook at 180 degrees for roughtly 40 minutes or until golden brown
It really couldn’t be more simple.
What can I do with leftover vegetables?
Add them to this! Then you don’t need to serve with any other vegetables. You can just cut it up and put it on a plate. The sauce means you don’t need gravy and a meal without potato is probably a good thing after the excess of Christmas day!