Individual leftover turkey and stilton pies

A leftover turkey recipe at it's finest. This family recipe is perfect to make the most of leftover turkey.

  • Serves: 4
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Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the sweet potatoes and cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to soften. Stir in the mushrooms, cooked turkey, garlic and half the thyme and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 6. Pour the brandy over the turkey mixture and allow to bubble for 1 minute, then add the stock and cream and warm through gently. Remove from the heat and stir in the Stilton.

Unroll the pastry. Cut 4 pastry lids slightly larger than the 400ml dishes you are using. Divide the filling between the 4 dishes. Wet the rim of the dishes with water. Lay the pastry circles over the top and press to the rim firmly. Brush with beaten egg and scatter with rock salt and remaining thyme. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.


  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 225g chestnut mushrooms
  • 400g leftover cooked British turkey breast, cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 75g Stilton, crumbled
  • 375g pack ready rolled puff pastr
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • rock salt
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Nutritional values per portion

Energy 986Kcals
Protein 44.3g
Total Fat 64.1g
Saturated Fat 34.3g
Carbs 60.7g
Sugars 10.4g
Salt 2g
Fibre 4.2g