Homemade ham pot pie (Ham potpie), is a savory mix of ham, chopped and mixed with peas, carrots, and green beans, combined with a gracious gravy sauce, nestled between a rich, flaky, buttery pie crust base, and top crust, easily made, baked until golden brown, providing a great salvaged use of leftover ham from any holiday or party where there’s plenty of extra ham to go round!
Why You’ll Love This Ham Potpie Recipe
We’ve all been in this situation: too much ham and no way to use it, but you don’t want to waste it what do you do?
This is a great solution for anyone searching for how to use leftover ham in a recipe!
Often after New Year’s, Easter, Graduation Parties, Summer Gatherings, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, there is a lot of leftover ham, and you’ll find that this recipe can’t be beaten as it truly uses generous portions of extra meat and has so many different ways to make the recipe from scratch to purchased shells!
- Easily comes together
- Perfect for anyone searching for leftover ham recipe ideas
- You can and should make it in advance
- It’s transportable
- Easy to find ingredients
- It’s a One-Pan wonder
- Bubbling Stew inside a Double Crust without noodles or onions
Equipment Needed To Make This Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe
You do not need anything fancy in order to pull this ham remnant pie together, and you won’t need much time, making it the ideal use of leftover ham!
- If you are rolling out your own pie crust you will need a rolling pin and a mixing bowl and a fork
- For those following my short-cut recipe, you don’t need a rolling pin
- A large mixing bowl
- Big mixing spoon
- Large rubber spatula
- Pie Pan
- Baking tray
Ingredients For Your Recipe For Ham Pot Pie
These are the tireless ingredients I’ve used for years to create the best damn ham potpie and you’ll find that they do combine to make a classic potpie.
You can deviate from the listed ingredients as well and shortcut in other ways too, and I’ll elaborate on that as well, keep reading or jump to the recipe!
- Leftover ham pieces, chopped into cubes, or bite-size morsels
- Frozen vegetables
- Pie crusts (top and a bottom)
How To Make Your Easy Recipe For Ham Pot Pie
You don’t need more than 5 minutes to toss this delicious comfort food together, and the leftover ham is the star ingredient!
Step 1: The Pie Portion Preparation.
First, you’ll want to preheat your oven and make sure you have your (deep) pie pan ready, then set this aside.
Simply remove your pie crust from the refrigerator, and allow it to sit on the counter as you rapidly pull the rest of the recipe together.
You’ll want to pull this out ahead of the preparation so you can easily unroll the pie crust without tearing it as you work with it. I recommend about 1/2 hour ahead of time.
Hot Tip: If you are in a pinch for time, you can simply open the pie crust wrapper, and use the defrost cycle for 30 seconds on 50% power and then your pie crust will unroll with ease out of the wrapper, just be stingy with the cycle because it can make the pie crust too soft and that will ruin it.
Step 2: The Ham Prep For Your Ham Pie Recipe
Begin by choosing portions of ham that you have the least fat in them, and trim any fat off (or you could leave it, but I never do).
Once you’ve trimmed any chunky fat, pieces off of your cut of ham, chop that portion into bite-size pieces so that when you scoop your fork into the pie crust, you won’t require a knife to further cut up your meal.
Set this aside and move on to the next step.
Step 3: Vegetable Preparation
Frozen veggies get combined with your gravy/sauce of choice.
In this one, a condensed cheddar soup is the gravy of choice and it will turn out a bubbling potpie with fabulous taste, as it pairs well with the flavor of ham. (like cheddar cheese and ham sandwiches)!
In this step, you will want to make sure that you mix well to combine, as you do want your veggies all coated well, and then you will move on to the next step.
Step 4: Last Part Of the Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe
Now that you have all of this combined, you will transfer what you have in your mixing bowl into the pie crust.
So, place your pie crust base into a deep pie dish, and poke a few holes (using your fork) in the bottom, just to make sure you don’t end up with a soggy crust.
Next, place the content of your bowl into the base crust.
Then you will take the additional top crust, place it atop the mixture already in the deep pie baking dish and cover the contents.
Follow that with crimping the edges of the top crust to the bottom crust to seal.
Slit the top of the crust using a knife so that your potpie will vent when baking.
Step 5: Bake Your Ham Pie Recipe
I don’t use an egg wash for my recipe across the top of the crust, I just place it on the baking tray (in case it bubbles over) and bake it until it is golden brown.
This easy ham pot pie recipe comes together in less than an hour in the oven and after prep!
What To Serve With Your Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe
The potpie is loaded with veggies and meat and your carb (the crust), therefore it is a one-pan wonder and does not require much else.
However, I will give you a few serving suggestions.
Sides You Might Consider
- simple savory cinnamon applesauce
- horseradish for dipping
- cranberry sauce (if it’s around Thanksgiving and you have leftovers)
- apple wedges
Popular Substitutions You Can Use In This Recipe
- Instead of a refrigerated premade pie crust, you can make your own
- Puff pastry works well as a base and a top instead of a pie crust
- You can use a frozen pie crust as a base and a refrigerated pie crust as a top
- Different frozen vegetables can be chosen such as a soup mix, or just beans, or just corn, whatever your preference
- Different condensed soup mixes such as cream of beef, cream of ham, cream of bacon, can be used for your gravy
- Use gravy instead of condensed soups
- Combine gravy and a condensed soup of choice
- Add par-cooked wavey noodles to your mixture
- You can cut the ham into strips, cubes, chunks, or chop it very fine, whatever you prefer
- Cooked potato cubes could be added in
- Onion (partially cooked) can be used as it is not in this recipe
- Instead of adding ham, you could use chicken or roast beef
How To Reheat and Store Your Easy Ham Pot Pie Recipe
This recipe is so flexible that you will have a few selections for reheating and storing.
Best Way To Store Ham Potpie Leftover
If you have any leftovers as this does generate an 8-piece meat pie, you’ll want to refrigerate the pieces.
How Long Will The Ham Pot Pie Last In the Fridge?
You can store your freshly baked pot pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I Freeze The Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe
You can freeze the meat pie in the freezer for up to 6 months, just take care to properly prepare the leftovers for a time in the freezer, by wrapping them in the proper containers or freezer-proof plastic bags.
How To Reheat The Ham PotPie?
To reheat, simply place a piece on a microwaveable dish, cover, and heat for about 1 minute, and then 15-second increments from there based on your preference.
Use caution when removing from the microwave as the dish and the slice of meat pie will be very hot!
Alternatively, you can place a few slices on a baking tray and heat them in a preheated oven, covered, for about 15 minutes.
Easy Ham Pot Pie Recipe FAQs
Can I Make This Easy Ham Pot Pie Recipe Ahead and Freeze It?
Yes! Absolutely you can make these meat pies ahead, and freeze them.
To do this you will want to prepare the entire pie, but do not bake it.
Instead wrap it in a freezer-safe container, or plastic wrap and then place it in a zippered freezer bag!
Store this unbaked up to 6 months and when you are ready to use it, pull it out about an hour ahead of when it needs to be baked or allow it to sit in your fridge for 24 hours prior and then bake as per the directions!
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Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy!
- 2 Refrigerated Pie Crusts
- 1 16 oz bag of frozen veggies (peas, carrots, greenbeans)
- 2 Cans of Condensed Cheddar Soup
- 2 Cups of bite-size leftover ham
Preheat oven to 400° F
Unroll pie crusts.
Place one pie crust in a deep pie baking dish.
Use the tins of your fork to add a few 'pricks' to the base shell
In a separate mixing bowl, combine vegetables and soup mix.
Mix very well.
Add in the leftover bite-size chopped ham pieces previously prepared
Stir to combine very well in order to make sure that the meat and the veggies are all coated with the condensed soup mixture
Transfer the bowl of combined ingredients into the prepared pie crust in the deep baking dish
Next, unroll the additional pie crust and cover the mixture
Crimp the meeting edges in order to seal the potpie.
Be sure to cut slits, 2-3, across the top of the pie crust to release steam as the ham potpie bakes.
Place the prepared potpie using the leftover ham onto a baking tray in case it bubbles over (and it may)
If you are going to brush your top crust with an eggwash this is when you would do that, but that is an optional step and not one I elaborated on.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top crust is golden brown.
Once the crust is golden brown, you can remove the ham pie from the oven and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before serving on a cooling rack so that it sets up and won't burn anyone's mouth as this will be wickedly hot!
Cut into pie wedge services and plate.
Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days
The amount of ham can be increased or decreased.
Additionally, you can cut the ham into strips or cubes if you prefer to not randomly chop.
The Veggies can be all one kind of veggie or multiple kinds, just don't exceed 16 oz.
Also note, that the vegetables do not need to be defrosted.
The soup should not be prepared with water, just add it in.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1145mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g
nutritional information may be in accurate