Turkey and Ham pie

If I don’t post this today chances are you’ll have polished off all your turkey and if that is the case just keep this simple Turkey and Ham recipe in mind and substitute with chicken/bacon throughout the year.

As Christmas approaches we always buy a huge turkey – the biggest we can find that will fit in our freezer as we LOVE to eat turkey on the days after. Christmas dinner is Paul’s number one meal and he really enjoys a turkey sandwich, or a Bubble and Squeak using up the odds an ends in the fridge. It also gets me thinking about the different recipes I can come up with for using up the surplus and a heart-warming good ol’ British pie hits the spot every time in our family. Faced with an excess of turkey and gammon after the festivities that would feed an army I decided to set to and make one and you know how I love a recipe that is easy, quick and tasty too. This got a big thumbs up from my man

Like I said a BIG turkey for us


25g butter
1 onion
1/2 leeks
2 tbsps plain flour
1 chicken stock cube made up with 350ml water
250g cooked ham
500g cooked turkey
salt and pepper
500g ready to roll puff pastry
1 beaten egg to brush the pastry


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the onions until soft and golden
  3. Add the flour and cook for another minute
  4. Add the stock a little at a time and stir to make the sauce, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cooked ham and turkey and season with salt and pepper
  6. Spoon the filling into your pie dish
  1. Roll out your ready to roll puff pastry on a floured surface wide enough to cover your pie, loosely wind around your rolling pin to transfer to the pie and unroll on top.
  1. Trim the edges with a sharp knife to neaten, pinch the edges and pierce the pie in the centre to allow the steam to escape (or use a pie funnel)
  2. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. You can use shortcrust pastry and line the bottom of the dish as well as cover the pie.
  2. Substitute the turkey and ham with chicken and bacon or sausages cut up.
  3. You can add other vegetables or herbs, to enhance flavours

Buon appetito!

Of course if you don’t want to make your own pies then you could nip over to my brother’s new website Dee’s Pies and order some of his award winning pies to your door! If you’re feeling really generous and in a click mood we’d love you to Like his new Facebook page In fact we’re looking for some mummy bloggers to review his pies so please leave a comment below if you’d be interested in taking part

I’m entering this to the One Ingredient Challenge which is poultry for this month.


  1. January 2, 2012 / 2:44 PM

    Your pie looks delicious, I have a similar recipe myself in my What’s cooking section. A good family favourite

    • Mari
      January 2, 2012 / 3:37 PM

      It always goes down well in our house too and is so versatile! Thanks for popping by

  2. January 2, 2012 / 10:34 PM

    This looks great :) Thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays :)

    • Mari
      January 3, 2012 / 3:46 PM

      Great link up and very good recipe!

  3. Laura@howtocookgoodfood
    January 6, 2012 / 2:00 PM

    Thanks for entering this delicious looking pie into the #oneingredient challenge! I do love a good home made pie and yours looks a treat :-}

    • Mari
      January 9, 2012 / 2:59 PM

      Thanks Laura – I’m looking forward to discovering next month’s ingredient now :)

  4. January 9, 2012 / 1:08 AM

    Looks great!

    • Mari
      January 9, 2012 / 2:58 PM

      thanks, I made it agian the other night and again – all gone! Seems to be quite a hit :)

  5. reluctanthousedad
    January 12, 2012 / 2:09 PM

    Damn it! Your pie looks very similar to mine – but twice as good. You have thrown the gauntlet down. Thanks for joining in, Mari. 

    • Mari
      January 12, 2012 / 5:45 PM

      I wouldn’t say twice as good – maybe we ought to get our recipes straight before next week just in case we do the same again?

  6. January 16, 2012 / 11:33 AM

    what a fab looking pie  – thanks for entering the one ingredient challenge Mari! x 

  7. Anton1a
    January 16, 2012 / 4:25 PM

    A lovely recipe and a great way to use the leftovers, thanks for sharing :)

  8. cat haldcraft
    February 18, 2014 / 3:43 PM

    This is truly the luxury pie of rechauffe cuisine.

  9. January 25, 2015 / 2:45 PM

    Just been having a look at some of your recipes. Not quite sure why but being pulled to a large number of pie recipes. Must be the comfort factor they bring to these cold winter days.

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