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Easy Leftover Turkey Leek And Bacon Pie

Leftover turkey, leek and bacon pie topped with puffed pastry is a great and quick way to use leftover turkey. It’s full of flavour, and with ready made puff pasty it’s great quick pie to make for the family.

leftover turkey leek and bacon pie topped with puffed pastry

Ingredients

  • 300 g Leftover Turkey (Whatever amount you have)
  • 2 Bacon Medallions (chopped)
  • 2 Leeks (Chopped)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 60 g Corn Flour (or plain flour)
  • 125 ml White Wine (or red)
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 500 g Puff Pastry (ready made)
  • 1 Egg (beaten, for egg wash)
  • 400 ml Chicken Stock

How to make turkey pie using leftover turkey

STEP 1: Tip the butter and oil in a frying pan and fry the leeks for 8 -10 minutes on a low-medium heat until softened. Add the garlic and chopped bacon and cook for 1 -2 minutes.

STEP 2: Pour in the white wine and cook for a few minutes until the alcohol evaporates and the liquid reduces a little.

STEP 3: Sprinkle over the flour and stir until a thick paste has formed and no dry flour remains. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring well until combined for 5 minutes. Pour in the milk and bring to a simmer for 1 minute. Add the turkey and mix through for another 2 minutes until heated through.

STEP 4: Preheat the oven to 220℃/200℃fan/Gas 6.

STEP 5; Unroll the puff pastry and place the oven dish on top to cut around leaving some overhang. Brush around the rim of the dish edges with the egg wash.

STEP 6; Transfer the turkey mixture to the oven dish and place the puff pastry on top. Brush all over with egg wash and add any pastry decorations on top if you want to.

STEP 7: Bake in the oven for 25 -30 minutes until the pastry is nice and golden. Serve with your favourite vegetables.

leftover turkey pie with puff pastry uk recipe

Top Tips for Making Turkey, Leek, and Bacon Pie with Puff Pastry

  • Pre-cook your fillings: Sauté the leeks and bacon before adding to the pie to ensure they are fully cooked and have released their flavors.
  • Season well: Turkey can be quite mild, so make sure to season your filling generously with herbs, salt, and pepper to enhance the flavors.
  • Keep the pastry cold: Work with the puff pastry quickly and keep it cold to ensure it puffs up and becomes flaky when baked.
  • Seal the edges: Press the edges of the puff pastry firmly to the rim of the pie dish to prevent the filling from bubbling out.
  • Egg wash for shine: Brush the top of the pastry with an egg wash before baking to achieve a golden and glossy finish.
  • Let it rest: Allow the pie to rest for a few minutes after baking. This will make it easier to cut and serve, as the filling will set slightly.
  • Use a deep dish: Opt for a deep pie dish to accommodate all the filling and ensure a good pastry-to-filling ratio.
  • Leftover turkey crockpot : If you don’t want a pie, instead place all the ingredients in a crockpot with extra vegetables.

Serving Suggestions for Leftover Turkey, Leek, and Bacon Pie

This hearty pie is a crowd-pleaser and is perfect for a cosy family dinner or as a way to use up holiday leftovers. Here are some serving suggestions to complete your meal:

  • On the side: Serve with a side of steamed green vegetables like broccoli or green beans to add a fresh, crunchy contrast to the rich pie.
  • Salad pairing: A crisp green salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing can balance the flavors and add a refreshing element to the meal.
  • Root vegetables: Roasted carrots, parsnips, or sweet potatoes make for a comforting side that complements the savory pie.
  • For the gravy lovers: Offer a jug of rich turkey or chicken gravy for those who like a little extra moisture and flavor.
  • Cranberry sauce: A dollop of cranberry sauce can add a sweet and tart note that pairs wonderfully with the turkey.
  • Creamy mash: Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food experience.
  • A glass of wine: Pair with a glass of Chardonnay or a light-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir to elevate the dining experience.
leftover turkey pie with puff pastry uk recipe

Leftover Turkey Leek And Bacon Pie

Rachel
Quick family leftover turkey pie topped with puff pastry. So tasty!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 1174 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g Leftover Turkey (Whatever amount you have)
  • 2 Bacon Medallions (chopped)
  • 2 Leeks (Chopped)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
  • tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 60 g Corn Flour (or plain flour)
  • 125 ml White Wine (or red)
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 500 g Puff Pastry (ready made)
  • 1 Egg (beaten, for egg wash)
  • 400 ml Chicken Stock

Instructions
 

  • Tip the butter and oil in a frying pan and fry the leeks for 8 -10 minutes on a low-medium heat until softened. Add the garlic and chopped bacon and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  • Pour in the white wine and cook for a few minutes until the alcohol evaporates and the liquid reduces a little.
  • Sprinkle over the flour and stir until a thick paste has formed and no dry flour remains. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring well until combined for 5 minutes. Pour in the milk and bring to a simmer for 1 minute. Add the turkey and mix through for another 2 minutes until heated through.
  • Preheat the oven to 220℃/200℃fan/Gas 6.
  • Unroll the puff pastry and place the oven dish on top to cut around leaving some overhang. Brush around the rim of the dish edges with the egg wash.
  • Transfer the turkey mixture to the oven dish and place the puff pastry on top. Brush all over with egg wash and add any pastry decorations on top if you want to.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 -30 minutes until the pastry is nice and golden. Serve with your favourite vegetables.
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Nutrition

Calories: 1174kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 38gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 692mgPotassium: 597mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1318IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 6mg
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