A whole golden-crusted meat pie, with a plate of pie and green vegetables to one side

Turkey and ham pie

  • serves 4
  • Easy

What better way to use up your Christmas turkey leftovers? This meaty, creamy turkey and ham pie is made with shop-bought puff pastry to make life a little easier


Make this turkey and ham pie, then check out our turkey soupturkey keema curry, turkey and ham raised pie and more Christmas leftovers recipes.



  • butter 50g
  • spring onions a bunch, thinly sliced
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • plain flour 50g
  • chicken or turkey stock 500ml
  • leftover turkey 350g, cut into pieces
  • leftover ham 150g, cut into pieces
  • crème fraîche 75g
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • flat-leaf parsley a small handful, chopped
  • egg 1, beaten
  • puff pastry 320g sheet


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Once foaming, add the spring onions with a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour and cook for another 2 minutes until turning sandy, then gradually pour in the stock until smooth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the heat and stir in the turkey meat, ham, crème fraîche, mustard and some seasoning. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then stir through the parsley.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the filling into a 20cm x 30cm baking dish, then brush all of the edge of the dish with the beaten egg. Unroll the pastry and lay on top of the dish. Use a serrated knife to trim any overhanging pastry, then use a fork to crimp all of the edges of the pastry, pushing to seal it to the dish. Use the back of a knife to lightly score the surface of the pastry in a diamond design, then cut a 2cm cross in the middle to let any steam out. Brush with the beaten egg, then chill for 20 minutes or until ready to bake.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and bake the pie for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is a deep golden brown. Serve with greens on the side.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 790
  • Fat 49g
  • Saturates 24.8g
  • Carbs 39g
  • Sugars 4.5g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 46.4g
  • Salt 3.3g