Leftover turkey pie recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 40 min
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  • This leftover turkey pie uses up leftover roast turkey or chicken and is ready to bake in only 15 minutes.

    This simple leftover turkey pie makes a worthy meal. It’s a great way to use up cuts from your Christmas bird or any Sunday roast chicken. You might find with turkey that the best of the white meat is been eaten on the big day, or sandwiches the day after. But that doesn’t matter here. This pie serves six and takes just 15 minutes to prepare.


    • 25g plain flour
    • 25g butter plus a knob
    • 1/2 pint vegetable stock
    • 3 tbsp frozen peas
    • 100g mushrooms, sliced
    • 325g cooked turkey, in bite-sized chunks
    • 375g puff pastry
    • 1 egg, beaten


    • Put the flour, butter and stock in a pan. Heat gently, stirring, until the, until the mixture thickens.

    • In another saucepan, melt the knob of butter. Sauté the mushrooms for 10 minutes. Add to the sauce and stir in the turkey.

    • Add the frozen peas, stir well and place into a pie dish.

    • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface and lay over your mixture.

    • Brush the top of the pastry with the beaten egg and place in a hot oven 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas mark 6 for 40 minutes.

    Top tips for making leftover turkey pie

    This pie tastes even better when you use the flavourful brown cuts from around the legs and wings. It's an adaptable recipe, too. Because this is a leftover pie, so feel free to use up any cooked vegetables you have to hand. Add them along with the frozen peas. If you have any cooked stuffing in the fridge, form into balls and drop them into the sauce at stage 2. And swap the puff pastry for shortcrust if you prefer.

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