Gammon and turkey pie with cauliflower recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 50 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 510 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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With a combination turkey, gammon and creamy mashed potato, this scrumptious pie is a delicious treat to feed the family this Christmas. 

Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan/Gas Mark 7. Grease a 25cm (10in) diameter, shallow pie dish.

First cook the filling. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion until soft. Cut the gammon and turkey into 3cm (1in) cubes and add to the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes, then add the leeks. Fry for a further 3-4 minutes, then add the flour, stir well and cook for 1 minute. Gradually pour on the stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the mustard, taste and season with the pepper if necessary. Ensure the turkey is cooked though, with no pink showing. Remove from the heat and leave until cold.

Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into chunks and boil for 20 minutes until cooked. Drain and mash the potatoes with the milk, cheese and mustard. Boil the cauliflower for about 6 minutes until just tender. Drain and add to the mash, breaking it up a little with a fork.

To make the pastry, put the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add about 2tbsp cold water and mix to a soft, but not sticky dough. Roll the pastry out on a floured board until large enough to line the pie dish. To line the dish, roll the pastry around the rolling pin and then unroll into the dish, press to fit and trim the edge.

Spoon the gammon and turkey filling into the pastry case. Top with the cauliflower mash. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Serve hot.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Once the dish has cooled completely, transfer it to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. Loosely cover with foil and bake until dish is thoroughly heated through. Reheat until piping hot.

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  • Ingredients

  • For the filling

  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 250g gammon steak
  • 250g (7oz) turkey breast
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • ground black pepper
  • For the mashed potato topping

  • 850g potatoes, peeled
  • 75ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50g mature cheddar, grated
  • 2tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 300g cauliflower florets
  • For the pastry

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 150g reduced-fat butter
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  • Energy 2142kj 510kcal 26%
  • Fat 17.7g 25%
  • Saturates 4.9g 25%
  • Sugars 4.8g 5%
  • Salt 3g 50%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.8g Protein 31.5g Fibre 6.5g


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