Mashed potato pie recipe
This simple recipe for a chicken and potato pie is great if you have chicken or turkey to use up from Thanksgiving or Christmas. But it is also great just as an everyday family meal during the week – use up your chicken leftovers from your Sunday lunch.
You can make it ahead and just put it in the oven before you want to eat.
Types of British Pie
There are many different types of pie in the British Isles. Pies really are one of our favourite comfort foods.
We have pies with puff pastry and shortcrust pastry. Pies with potato toppings like a Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie.
Scotland has its own distinctive tasty meat pies. And places in England like Melton Mowbray have their own celebrated pork pies which are famous across the world.
This chicken and potato pie recipe has a mashed potato topping which will be browned in the oven and give a delicious crispy topping to add to the tasty pie filling.
I use a little bit of Hellmann’s mayonnaise in my mashed potato recipe just to make the mash a bit more exciting.
Using up leftovers
Using leftovers has many advantages that can make meal planning and preparation easier and more efficient.
Firstly, using leftovers helps to reduce food waste, which is a growing concern in today’s society. By using up leftover ingredients, you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by preventing excess food from going to waste.
Secondly, using leftovers can save you time in the kitchen. By cooking in bulk and using the leftovers for future meals, you can reduce the time and effort required to prepare meals throughout the week.
Additionally, using leftovers can be a great way to get creative in the kitchen. By repurposing ingredients in new and interesting ways, you can create exciting and flavourful dishes that are different from your usual go-to meals. Overall, using leftovers is a smart and practical way to make the most out of your ingredients while saving time, money, and reducing food waste.
I have a few recipe links at the end of this post that are good for using up leftovers.
This pie recipe is not only good for using up leftover chicken or turkey, but it is also good to use up any vegetables you may have leftover.
Veggies like leeks, spring onions, beans or peppers will all go well in this pie. You could even add some leftover ham.
I hope you manage to have a go at making this easy recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below.
How to make chicken and potato pie
And some recipes for using up your Chicken or Turkey leftovers;