Leftover turkey and ham pie
If you are anything like me you will have bought a turkey that barely fits in the oven and now you are wondering what to do with all the leftovers. This year has been a weird year for knowing how many to cater for but when it comes to the turkey I always make sure there is lots for Boxing Day and onwards. You see, I don’t actually like Christmas Day dinner, it really is just a roast dinner with a cracker and the pressure to make it amazing is HUGE. What I really like is cold turkey the next day, with loads of salad, some slices of gammon slow cooked in Coke, and a bit of pork pie. You can take the girl out of Melton Mowbray but…
Anyway, I digress. You are here because you have leftovers so let’s get to it.
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. You have done nothing but stare at food, prepare food, think about food or eat food for a week and in this weird bit between Christmas and new year, what you really want is something really simple to make that feeds people quickly, is delicious and uses up all that leftover turkey and ham.
I don’t know how to make the sauce for the pie
Doesn’t matter! You don’t need to make any kind of sauce for this pie, you use a can of condensed soup and shop bought pastry!
- 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, that really is it.
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 so you can even skip on that too!