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If you’re a fan of beef or chicken pot pie, you’re going to love this leftover ham pot pie recipe. Nobody will go hungry when you make this tasty dish with ham leftovers and some simple store cupboard staples. When it comes to leftover ham recipes, this delicious recipe is going to be a surefire hit. The flaky pie crust and creamy ham pot pie filling ensure every mouthful of this golden brown puff pastry dough topped pie is going to make your tastebuds very happy. You might even want to make a couple of these delicious pies and freeze one!

Ham pot pie in a bowl.

This simple pot pie recipe is rich, creamy, filling, and bursting with juicy ham and colorful veggies. Whether you’re looking for leftover ham recipes or you simply want to make a tasty pie with ham steak and creamy sauce, you’ll be please you picked this recipe.

Craving more comfort food classics? Try this Italian tomato and bread soup or a mushroom gruyere chicken and rice casserole! They’re perfect for cozy nights in. This cranberry jello salad makes the perfect dessert.

A close up of a pot pie filled with vegetables and peas.

Why You’ll Love It

So simple to make:  There’s nothing difficult about putting together this scrumptious chicken and ham pot pie recipe. Even if you make pies from scratch much (if ever!) you’ll find this recipe very straightforward. And it takes under an hour to prepare and bake the pie, so you could be eating this within the hour… are you drooling yet?
Perfect for a crowd: When cooking for a crowd, a simple one-pot pie is a much easier solution for dinner than making a variety of separate dishes. Let’s face it, just about everyone loves pot pies, and especially a homemade pot pie!
A comfort food dish: Every bite of this easy ham pot pie is delicious, your kitchen smells incredible while the leftover ham pot pie is in the oven, and it’s ideal for any season or occasion.

Ham pot pie in a pan with peas and carrots, perfect for using up Christmas leftovers.

Ingredients for a Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe

Leftover ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas is perfect for the ham pot pie filling. You also need vegetables, namely onion, celery, potatoes, peas, and carrots. For the pie crusts, buttermilk biscuits are perfect, and easy to work with as they come in a can.

The ingredients for a pot pie are laid out on a marble table, including leftover ham from Christmas.

And then you will also need melted butter, garlic, flour, chicken stock or broth, milk, and egg, and fresh herbs such as rosemary and thyme which taste amazing in this meaty pie recipe.

Leftover ham and peas cooking in a pan on a marble countertop.

How to Make Easy Ham Pot Pie

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Soften the veggies:  Melt the butter and then sauté the onions, celery and potatoes with rosemary, salt and pepper for a few minutes in an oven-safe skillet, and then add the garlic and cook a little more.
Add more ingredients to the filling mixture: Add the flour next, followed by the chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan before adding the milk and cooking until thick.
Add the ham and some more veggies: Stir the ham, peas and carrots into the ham pot pie filling mixture.
Add the biscuit topping: Arrange the biscuits on top of the pot pie filling, mix water and egg to make an egg wash, and then brush the egg wash over the biscuits.
Bake the ham pot pie: Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Serve the pie: Let it cool down for a few minutes and then serve hot, with your favorite side dishes.

Ham pot pie with peas and carrots - a perfect way to repurpose Christmas leftovers.

Substitutions and Variations

Leftover ham is ideal for making this or you can use canned diced ham or even fresh ham. As for the frozen peas and carrots, you can use fresh or sub in another vegetable.

Christmas leftovers pot pie in a skillet with peas and carrots.

Corn is always taste in pot pies. As for the meat, you’re not limited to ham. Try shredded cooked chicken or turkey if you prefer, or a combo of ham and either chicken or turkey.

A delicious bowl of leftover ham and pea soup with a spoon next to it.

If you want to use leftover ham or chicken and make pot pie that’s more soup-like in texture, you might like to try this chicken pot pie soup recipe instead, which is just as easy and tasty!

Christmas leftovers transformed into a delectable pot pie, perfect for savoring with just a fork.

How to Serve Homemade Pot Pie

Tender potatoes would be good with this, either boiled or mashed, and there are lots of different potato recipes to consider.

A bowl of Christmas leftover ham and vegetable soup with a fork.

Or you could pair the ham pot pie with a simple salad. It already contains fresh and frozen vegetables so you don’t need to serve more veggies on the side unless you especially want to.

Chicken pot pie with carrots and peas, made with Christmas leftovers.

How to Store Leftover Ham Pot Pie

Store: Leftovers will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container or plastic wrap covered dish in the fridge.
Freeze: Store any leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months, then thaw overnight.
Reheat: Warm the leftovers in the oven or microwave until hot throughout.

Leftover ham and pea soup in a bowl.

Easy Ham Pot Pie FAQs

Can I still make this pot pie if I don’t have an oven-safe skillet?

Yes you can, but you’ll have to make the pot pie filling on the stove, transfer it into a deep dish pie plate, top with the biscuits and then bake the pie in the pie pan. It’s well worth investing in an oven-safe skillet if you don’t have one, and you’ll find this one is great quality and versatile.

What if the biscuits are browning too quick on top but the pie isn’t cooked through yet?

No problem. Once the biscuit topping is golden brown you won’t want it to cook more and turn dark brown, so cover it loosely with foil and continue baking it.

A close up of a pot pie filled with vegetables and peas, perfect for using up leftover ham.

Leftover Ham Pot Pie Recipe

5 from 25 votes

Leftover Ham Pot Pie with Biscuits

By: Bella Bucchiotti
It you're a fan of beef or chicken pot pie, you're going to love this leftover ham pot pie recipe. A perfect dinner with holiday leftovers!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, yellow, diced
  • 2 Stalks celery, diced
  • 2 potatoes, yellow, peeled, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 Cups ham, cubed or shredded
  • 1 Cup frozen vegetables, peas and carrots
  • 1 Can buttermilk biscuits, 16.3 Ounce can, extra flaky
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • 1 Tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh rosemary and thyme, finely chopped

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once melted, add the onions, celery, potatoes, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the skillet to scrape up brown bits.
  • Pour in the milk and bring to bring to a simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Stir in the cubed ham, frozen peas, and carrots. Stir to combine.
  • Arrange the biscuits on top of the pot pie. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, water, and chopped herbs. Brush the herb egg wash over the biscuits.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1268mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1420IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg
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This golden brown skillet pot pie offers juicy ham, healthy vegetables and a rich creamy sauce. The pie dough topping is simply made of extra flaky puff pastry dough, although crescent roll dough would also work on top. Pot pies don’t always have a bottom crust so you don’t need to worry about that here. This recipe is perfect if you have leftover ham to work with, or you can try chicken, turkey or another protein in its place.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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