This turkey and leek pie is a simple and quick recipe for using up any leftover turkey from the festive period. It’s a delicious low cost family meal that only requires a few ingredients.
Well this is a first folks isn’t it? A pie recipe on the blog?
It’s true, it is a first here and that’s not because I don’t like a good pie, it’s just I don’t make them very often, other than this time of year!
Turkey and leek pie is what I make to use up any leftover turkey from Christmas.
And steak pie is what I make on New Years day, because that’s a tradition!
I’ve tweaked my turkey and leek pie recipe here though so that you can also make it at any time of the year using diced turkey breasts.
We all know that turkey can often be a fairly dry meat don’t we?
So for the sauce I use a tin of condensed soup (although you could make a white sauce, like the one in my low-cost healthy lasagne recipe, just don’t add the cheese!) because it’s just far easier particularly if you’re short of time.
I’m even lazy when it comes to the pastry, because that’s a shop bought reduced fat puff pastry rather than one you’d have to spend ages in the kitchen making!
And if you’re anything like me at this time of year, as much as you love cooking, you’ve probably pretty much had your fill.
Using the ingredients I’ve used below you’ll be able to get this turkey and leek pie on the table for your family in less than an hour too!
- Low fat cooking spray
- 1 Chopped Leek
- 500 g cooked / uncooked turkey breast
- 295 g can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 175 ml water
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 200 g light / reduced fat puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- Pre-heat oven to 200C (fan)
- Spray bottom of medium sized saucepan with low fat cooking spray. Turn the heat up high, then down to medium when the oil starts to bubble.
- Sauté leeks for approximately 2 – 3 minutes until softened
- If using already cooked leftover turkey then add turkey, stir in with the leeks to heat through and add the condensed soup, the water, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Otherwise if using uncooked turkey, then add turkey, stir in with the leeks and cook until no longer pink on the outside. Add the condensed soup. The water, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Season the turkey leak and soup mixture to taste.
- Roll out the puff pastry, cutting a lid big enough to cover the top of your pie dish.
- Spoon the turkey leak and soup mixture into the pie dish and cover with the puff pastry lid.
Brush pastry lid lightly with the beaten egg.
- Cook in the centre of oven until the pastry has risen and is lightly browned (approximately 15 – 20 minutes).
- Remove from the oven and serve.
So folks how was your Christmas?
We had a fab time with Lady Lynne’s parents in Greenock. Each year we take turns about with whose set of parents it is to visit and this year it was their turn.
As usual we were thoroughly spoiled with presents and the huge traditional spread of Christmas dinner that Lady Lynne’s mum, Grace, always does so well. She only ever asks me for help to do the roast potatoes. Still, it’s her kitchen and I know what it’s like when someone else is in your kitchen!
So, I just wanted to remind you that I’ll be launching my free “Simple Soups to Promote Weight Loss eBook” next Tuesday 3rd January.
But, if you’re already a subscriber I’ll be sending out the link from where you can download that free eBook tomorrow. So watch out for that in your email!
In the eBook you’ll find 10 really simple low cost healthy soup recipes I’ve written to help you stay in shape, especially if you’re feeling that maybe you over did it a little bit over the festive period.
Don’t worry if you did, you’re certainly not alone. Lady Lynne and I will be right back on these simple soup recipes after our Hogmanay celebrations too.
Remember, you don’t need to join the Christmas post diet explosion. We know here that we don’t need that do we? Because here with the 80/20 rule it’s all about moderation, and just getting right back on that horse!
Have a great New Year folks, stay safe and I’ll catch up with you next week!
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