Christmas dinner pie recipe

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This mouth-watering Christmas dinner pie has to be one of the best ways to use up your leftover Christmas food. It's the perfect Boxing Day treat...

Christmas dinner pie
Preparation Time30 mins plus chilling time
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time1 hours
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories756 Kcal38%
Sugar29.5 g33%
Fat34.4 g49%
Saturated Fat15.7 g79%
Salt2 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein31.3 g63%
Carbohydrates76.4 g29%
Salt2 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This mouth-watering Christmas dinner pie has to be one of the best ways to use up your leftover Christmas food. 

It's the perfect Boxing Day treat, serving around 6 people and taking just 1hr to prepare and cook. Layered with leftover turkey, ham, stuffing as well as veggies like carrots, Brussels sprouts and red cabbage - there are so many festive flavours in there. The shortcrust pastry keeps all of the flavours and juices neatly tucked inside ready for the big reveal. We've used readymade pastry, but if you prefer making your own, check out our tips, below.


  • 500g shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200g braised red cabbage
  • 200g sage and onion stuffing
  • 200g baked ham
  • 200g roasted carrots
  • 200g cranberry sauce
  • 200g cooked turkey
  • handful Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • 200g sausgemeat stuffing
  • gravy, to serve




  1. Lightly grease the base and outside of an up-turned 18cm round cake tin, line the outside of the base with baking parchment and cover the sides and edges with tin foil. Heat the oven to 200C, gas 6.
  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rough 32cm circle. Place over the outside of the lined cake tin, fold the pastry around the sides to line the sides tightly and trim. Brush with egg wash and chill for 30 mins, then bake for 20 mins, keeping it upturned.
  3. Collect and roll out the pastry trimmings into a 20cm circle and chill for 30 mins.
  4. Once the pastry has cooled, carefully remove the cake tin, plug any holes with any extra pastry and begin to fill the pie. Spoon in the braised red cabbage, stuffing, ham, carrots, cranberry sauce, turkey, sprouts, sausage stuffing and top with the pastry lid.
  5. Brush with egg wash, cut a cross in the centre of the lid and bake for a further 20 mins. Slice and serve warm with gravy.

Watch how to make our Christmas dinner pie

Top tips for making Christmas dinner pie

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat thoroughly before serving again.

What's the best pastry to make for pies?

If you fancy making your own pie pastry, you can make a basic shortcrust using flour, butter, lard and salt. However, for some extra flair, you could make a hot water pastry - more like the kind of pastry you find around a pork pie. Try the one from this hand raised pie, with just lard instead of butter.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies