This flaky and buttery Ham Pot Pie has the same idea as Chicken Pot Pie, but it’s just as delicious. A creamy filling with ham and vegetables served piping hot with a buttery and flaky topping is a dinner that your whole family will enjoy.
Yes, my Salty Pot Sweethearts – this ham pot pie recipe is a keeper!
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Ham Pot Pie Casserole
So we’ve all had the infamous chicken pot pie, yes? Creamy white sauce, ham, and veggies, all wrapped up cozy like with the pie pastry shell. It’s one of the most famous comfort foods around. And what makes it even better? Well, this spectacular dish is made using leftover pieces of ham.
So, back to this easy dinner pot pie. Let’s talk crust, shall we? Well, it’s easy as pie.. *snort* …see what I did there??
Let’s make it easy on ourselves and use the ready-made crescent dough. Some people use two shells, one of the bottom, one of the top, but I prefer to use only one.
What Do I Need To Make This Ham Pie Recipe?
Well, seeing that it’s a ham pie, ham would be the first ingredient. Using up leftover ham is perfect for this recipe!
If you don’t have leftover ham, buying a ham steak and dicing it up will work perfectly as well. Ok, you will need:
- Frozen veggies
- Cheddar cheese
- Chicken stock
- Prepared Crescent Roll Dough
- Spices and seasonings
How Do I Make This Pot Pie?
Making this leftover ham pie is super simple. The hardest part is making the creamy filling, and that’s not hard AT ALL.
- To begin, you’ll preheat the oven.
- In a skillet, melt the butter and begin sauteing the onions.
- Add the flour and let the roux cook over medium low heat until the color changes to a light golden brown.
- Add the chicken broth in batches, along with the cream. Stir until thickened. If you need extra liquid to thin the mixture, add extra chicken stock by tablespoons.
- Add the ham, garlic powder, thyme, and frozen vegetables. Mix well.
- Transfer into a greased pie dish and top with ¾ of the cheddar cheese.
- Open the can of prepared croissant dough and rip it into pieces and place it on top of the pie. Sprinkle the remaining portion of shredded cheese on top of the pie.
- Bake for approximately 35 – 40 minutes or until the top dough layer is cooked thoroughly and the pie is hot and bubbly.
Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! I would make this recipe up until the point where you put the croissant dough on the top. So do all the steps to where you have the cheese on the top before the crust.
You could wrap the dish in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. Then, simply lay down the dough, and you’re off to the races!
I would make this easy ham pot pie only a day ahead of time.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes! Again, I would freeze it at the point where you put the shredded cheddar on top. Then, on the day you are ready to cook it, thaw, put the croissant dough on the top, sprinkle a bit of cheese and you’re good to go!
I wouldn’t cook it from frozen though. The cooking times would be off and of course, the croissant dough would most likely burn before the rest of the pie was cooked.
Freeze this dish for up to two months.
How Can I Make This Recipe Gluten Free?
I would use gluten-free pie crust and for the flour component, I would also use gluten-free flour. As most hams are gluten-free, you should just check the ingredients to be sure. If you wanted more information on this way of eating, check out this information I found about gluten free sauces and such.
Can I Switch Up The Vegetables In This Meat Pie?
For sure! You can add pretty much any veggies that you prefer. However, the only thing I would suggest is that you keep the SIZE of the vegetables all close to the size of the pieces of ham you diced up.
Simply for easy eating, and easy cooking!
Can I Use A Pie Crust Instead Of The Crescent Roll Dough?
Yes. I prefer to use the crescent roll because it bakes up flakier and such, but you can certainly use the traditional pie crust like on chicken pot pies. Just remember to brush some egg wash on top of the pie crust to help it get golden brown.
Cooking Tip: As an added tip for this homemade ham pot pie recipe, when it comes out of the oven feel free to brush some melted butter over the top just to be super extra decadent! Go big or go home, right? 😉
I hope you enjoyed this leftover ham recipe, and if you switch it up, or even when you make it as written, please let me know what you thought about it! Thanks for stopping by The Salty Pot today, and if you’d like, come on over and join the Salty Pot Facebook Page and be part of the Salty Pot Family!
- 2C ham, diced into smallish bite size pieces
- 2C mixed veggies, can be frozen
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 C chicken stock (see notes)
- ½ C heavy cream
- ¼ c all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme,dried
- ¼ c butter
- 1 can prepared croissant dough
- 1 C shredded cheddar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a frying pan, begin by melting the butter and sauteing the onions.
- Add the flour and let the roux cook until you get a bit of color with it, a light golden brown.
- Add the chicken broth in batches, along with the cream. Stir until thickened. If you need extra liquid to thin the mixture, add the extra chicken stock by tablespoons.
- Add the ham,, garlic powder, thyme, and frozen vegetables. Mix well. Transfer into a greased pie dish
- Top with ¾ of the cheddar cheese
- Open the can of prepared croissant dough and rip it in pieces and place on top of the pie.
- Sprinkle the remaining portion of shredded cheese on top of the pie.
- Bake on another baking sheet to catch any spills. Bake for approximately 35 - 40 minutes or until the top dough layer is cooked thoroughly and the pie is hot and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
** You may need extra liquid if the sauce gets too thick. Use extra chicken stock or water, adding it by the tablespoon to loosen the sauce.
You can use pie crust in substitution for the crescent roll dough.
If you don't have leftover ham, you can purchase a ham steak and cube that up to use instead.
Brushing melted butter over the top of the pastry when it comes out of the oven adds another level of decadence to the pie.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 C
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g