Sherried turkey & ham bake

Sherried turkey & ham bake

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(25 ratings)

Ready in 45-55 minutes


Serves 4
This warming bake, rich with sherry and mustard, will use up the Christmas leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal633
  • fat37g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein50g
  • salt2.16g
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  • 350g/12oz cooked turkey, cut into strips



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 140g thickly sliced cooked ham, cut into strips
  • 175g frozen pea



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing the dish



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 3 tbsp medium sherry
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 100g cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 50g chopped mixed nut, such as hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan oven 180C. Mix the turkey, ham and frozen peas in a buttered ovenproof dish.

  2. To make the sauce, put the butter, flour and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking all the time, until the sauce is thickened and smooth. Stir in the sherry and mustard, season to taste and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in half the cheese.

  3. To finish the dish, pour the sauce over the ingredients in the dish. Mix the remaining cheese with the nuts and sprinkle on top. At this point, you can keep the bake in the fridge up to 5 hours, or freeze it. When ready, bake for 25-35 minutes until the topping is golden and the sauce is bubbling.

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6th Jan, 2011
Fabulous recipe - I made it after Christmas. Didn't add the sherry but don't think that mattered. Will definitely do again it was delicious.
8th Oct, 2010
I am so glad to have found this recipe again. I made it for my husbad years ago on Boxing Day and served it with warmed up left over red cabbage. We ate it sat in front of the telly and it tasted better than the Christmas dinner we had slaved over for everyone the day before. Good memories.
20th Apr, 2010
This is a winner with lefover turkey or chicken. kids really liked this recipe.
30th Jan, 2009
Definately make it again. Lovely taste. I also served it with rice and left the nuts because i did not have any. Next time i will add a bit of cooked penne and see how it turns out.
14th Jan, 2009
This recipe was the best way to use up the leftovers from Christmas. I wish we had turkey and ham leftovers more often we all enjoyed this. Yummy!!!
13th Nov, 2008
I ended buying turkey breast without any idea what to do with it. I tried this recipe and it turned out a hit with my family though I made some adjustments like using white wine instead of sherry, using an onion/leek with the turkey and a garlic with the sauce. I served it with boiled rice. Fantastic flavours!!
7th Mar, 2008
made this last night but added some niceley browned onions.tasted very good with the cheese and nuts will definiteley make this again
31st Dec, 2007
Perfect to wake-up jaded raste buds and also easy to make. Thank You.
27th Dec, 2007
I followed the recipe, but left out the nuts. We enjoyed this dish -the mustard and sherry flavours were quite subtle did not overpower the turkey and ham.
21st Dec, 2007
This was a real winner for a boxing day lunch - we made one as per recipe and one more child friendly/ fussy eater one minus mustard.


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