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Christmas Leftover Pie – Seasonal Recipes from MGB

Christmas Leftover Pie – Seasonal Recipes from MGB

Christmas Leftover Pie

So the big day is over, and you have so much food left! Get the kids in the kitchen to help you make this delicious pie, perfect for Boxing Day supper.


1 tbsp. olive oil or rapeseed oil
Knob of butter
1 large onion, halved and sliced
6 sausages or 8 chipolatas (leftover pigs in blankets are fine too)
2 tsp. English mustard powder
50g plain flour
1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
150ml white wine
500ml chicken stock or leftover gravy
6 stuffing balls, leftover or shop-bought
300g-cooked turkey, shredded
1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
100g low-fat crème fraîche
Small bunch parsley, chopped
800g leftover roast potatoes
20g mature cheddar, grated


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large, shallow ovenproof casserole dish. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes until really soft. Push the onion to one side of the dish and add the sausages, browning them all over (skip this step if you’re using cooked leftovers).
  2. Remove the sausages from the dish and set aside to cool a little. Stir the mustard powder; flour and stock cube into the oil and butter for 1-2 minutes then add the white wine. Bubble for 1 minute scraping the bottom of the dish to release any tasty bits then add the stock. Stir to make a smooth sauce, season and bubble for 5 minutes.Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  3. Cut the sausages and stuffing into bite-sized chunks, add to the sauce with the turkey, mustard, crème fraîche and parsley. When bubbling, remove from the heat. Crumble the potatoes in your hands over the top of the filling, so you have some larger and smaller chunks. Scatter with cheese and bake for 40 minutes until the potatoes are crisp and the filling is bubbling around the edges.

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