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.
Our leftover home pot pie recipe is easily made and baked until golden brown, providing a great salvaged use of leftover ham from any holiday or party with plenty of extra ham!
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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!
Yes, the answer to leftover ham instead of just soup or ham sandwiches is a pot pie with ham meat and it is so easy to make!
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 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 pie crust, you will need a rolling pin, a mixing bowl, and a fork.
- For those following my short-cut recipe, you would use a rolling pin for the top layer crust.
- A large mixing bowl
- Big mixing spoon – for mixing the vegetables and soup
- Large rubber spatula – for scraping the bowl down and making sure everything stays mixed
- Pie Pan – a nice deep pie pan so you can really fill it up
- A pastry brush if you do an egg wash on the pie crust before baking
- Baking tray – for any spillage of the interior pie contents, so you don’t have to clean your oven
Ingredients For Your Recipe For Easy Ham Pot Pie Recipe
These are the tireless ingredients I’ve used for years to create the best damn ham pie recipe, and you’ll find that they combine to make a classic potpie.
You can also deviate from the listed ingredients 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 ( a mixture including green beans, peas, and carrots), but you can use others too
- Soup or gravy (more options as you read further down)
- Pie crusts (top and bottom) – refrigerated work best
How To Make Your Easy Recipe For Ham Pot Pie
You don’t need more than 5 minutes to toss this delicious comfort food; the leftover ham is the star ingredient!
Step 1: The Pie Portion Preparation.
First, you’ll want to preheat your oven and ensure your (deep) pie pan is ready, then set this aside.
You’ll want to pull your pie pastry out before the preparation to easily unroll the pie crust without tearing it as you work with it.
I recommend about 1/2 hour ahead of time total (including prep time for veggies and ham that stuff the crust)
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.
Pro Tip To Get that Pie Crust for Vegetable and Ham Pot Pie Faster
Hot Tip: If you are in a pinch for time, you can 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 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 cut up your meal further.
Set this aside and move on to the next step.
Step 3: Ham and Vegetable Pot Pie Preparation
Frozen veggies get combined with your gravy/soup of choice.
In this ham pot pie filling, 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 ham flavor. (like cheddar cheese and ham sandwiches)!
In this step, you will want to make sure you mix well to combine, as you want your veggies all coated well, and then you will move on to the next step.
Frozen veggies are used, and they go in frozen.
Step 4: Crust Prep For The Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe
Now that you have combined all of this, 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 to ensure you don’t end up with a soggy crust.
Next, place the content of your bowl into the base crust.
Step 5: Add the Top Crust To The Ham And Vegetable Pot Pie
Then, cover the contents with the additional top crust in the deep pie baking dish.
Follow that with crimping the edges of the top crust to the bottom to seal.
Slit the top of the crust with a knife so your potpie will vent when baking.
Step 6: Bake Your Ham Pie Recipe
I don’t use an egg wash for my recipe across the top of the crust,
I place it on the baking tray (in case it bubbles) and bake it until 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, 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, beans, or corn, whatever your preference.
- Different condensed soup mixes, such as cream of beef, cream of ham, and 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 perfectly, 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, you’ll want to refrigerate the pieces, as this creates an 8-piece meat pie.
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 and 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, 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! 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 place it in a zippered freezer bag!
Store this unbaked for 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!
3 Reasons To Make Ham Pot Pie Instead of Buying One
- You control the ingredients that are going into the pie, so you can add the veggies you prefer
- there is far less sodium in a homemade ham potpie than a frozen food pot pie
- You can easily use up leftover ham rather than wasting it or eating another ham sandwich
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Don’t Forget To Come Back and Tell Me How Your Recipe For Ham Pot Pie Turned Out
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy!
Easy Recipe For Ham Pot Pie (Ham Potpie)
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!
4 Ingredients to the best damn ham pot pie you will ever make!
- 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
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