Ham, leek & potato pie

Ham, leek & potato pie

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Use up leftover ham in this family dish - add some celery sticks or other veg to the sauce too, if you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (for six)

  • kcal499
  • fat29g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.84g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 leek, finely sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 2 large potato, cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 300ml chicken or ham stock
  • 100ml pot crème fraîche (or use leftover double cream)
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200g cooked ham, shredded
  • 4 bay leaf, optional
  • 375g pack puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze (or use milk)



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  1. Heat a large frying pan, melt the butter, then add the onion and leeks. Cover, then very gently cook for 15 mins until soft. Add the potatoes after 5 mins cooking.

  2. Stir in the flour, turn up the heat, then add the stock, stirring until the mix thickens a little. Take off the heat, then stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and ham. Season to taste, then cool, if you have time. Spoon the mix into a large pie dish, adding a couple of bay leaves. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

  3. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut a pastry strip the same width as the lip of the dish, wet the edge of the dish with egg, then fix the strip around it. Brush the top with egg, then lay over the remaining pastry.

  4. Trim pastry to the edge of the dish, then ruffle the cut edges with the knife blade to help the layers rise. Cut a few slits to let the steam escape, decorate with bay leaves, if you like, then brush all over the top with egg. Can be done up to a day ahead, keep chilled. Bake for 30 mins until risen.

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Comments (64)

ritchiethebear's picture

Tasty recipe, went down very well indeed!

559lkm's picture

Super easy to make. I used the left over ham and fresh cream. Left out the mustard as I didn't have any but added some celery. Will certainly make again.

blondsully's picture

absolutely gorgeous. Didn't have leeks so put in carrots, added my leftover turkey from christmas. Even my girlfriend that HATES creamy sauces, loved it! Thanks :)

scoobie's picture

A good recipe for using up left over ham. I had no leek so used frozen mixed veg instead, worked out well. I parboiled the potatoes for five mins before frying them otherwise they would have been hard. Needed to add extra mustard and seasoning for extra flavour.

auntienoo's picture

I left out the potatoes, but cooked some macaroni, then mixed in with pie filling and baked (without the pastry) for a lower fat option. Really lovely,

xlauramx's picture

I cooked this tonight for my family and it went down a treat! It was really nice and I will be cooking it again.

kelbuchanan82's picture

Absolutely delicious, & makes enough for two people for two nights.

kimkap's picture

This was a dish that was so simple to make and tasted really good - only difference I made was using smoked ham. Yummy will definitely be doing this one again.

imabadpixie's picture

Jane is one of my favourite cooks but I really am not a pie fan, however i roasted a ham and had quite a bit of it left over. This was superb. REALLY tasty!

Halved the ingredients for 2 of us and made into individual pies. I made my own pastry which i think is always better and probably put more ham than stated in but MMMmmmm will be making this again!
I was sad when i got full up as it was delicious :).

vickpole's picture

Comfort food at its best!! Great easy recipe which the whole family loved. I'm going to do this for friends, roast chicken would work really well too. Can't wait for next time!

izzylivy's picture

Made this to use up the leftover ham from a Sunday dinner. I left the potato out of the main part & topped the dish with mash instead. It was delicious, real comfort food. Hubby says the 'Serves 4-6' should be changed....well he did have 3 helpings!

lmb3cats's picture

Gorgeous and really easy to make (with bought pastry!!). Husband has to restrain himself from having a 3rd helping!

sfrazer's picture

Made this dish using a variety of vegetables and added chorizo. Fab dish. Everyone loved it even the 4 year old. Will make this again.

dixierecipes's picture

easy to make and excellent flavour and loved by all the family.

dorindabs's picture

Absolutely delicious. Made my own rough puff pastry (VERY easy to do!)

readinc's picture

i made this with left over ham and i am now planning to have leftovers again so i can make it this week

joanianson's picture

Excellent. I made this when friends came round and they thought it was very tasty. For a change I'll make it with cheese shortcrust pastry next time.

pete1781's picture

made this tonight, really good, the missus doesn't like leeks so i put in a bit more potato and a few handfuls of peas, also a few chopped garlic cloves in initially with the onions, really recommend this to anyone.

krissyb's picture

this is absolutley gorgeous!! easy to make and a great winter warmer, will def be making again

aliheaton's picture

Really easy and universal recipe. I used up leftover gammon, duck and sausages and it worked a treat.


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