Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Turkey Cottage Pie

Leftover turkey is always a problem at Christmas and by the 28th December most people are sick of eating cold meat & salad. I decided that this pie might make an interesting alternative dinner (& the weather has been a bit cooler, so an oven dish was not such a problem)

2 medium brown onions, peeled & finely sliced
100g unsalted butter
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp mustard powder
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups leftover roast turkey, finely diced
2 tbs Hanks 4 Turkey sauce (cranberry & orange sauce)
4 sebago potatoes, peeled & quartered
1/4 cup milk (warmed)
Murray River Salt Flakes & freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Lightly grease a 6 cup capacity oven dish.
Place potatoes in saucepan, cover with cold water & bring to the boil. Allow to boil until they slide off a knife when tested.
Add 50g butter to a non-stick frypan, melt butter, then add onions. Cook until onions brown and are soft.
Lower heat.
Pre-heat oven to 180C.
Add plain flour & mustard powder to the pan, stir until the mixture has no lumps.
Gradually add chicken stock, stirring well after each addition.
Add turkey meat & Hanks 4 Turkey sauce, stir until mixture is well combined.
Taste - season as required. Add to oven dish.
Drain potatoes, mash with 50g butter & 1/4 cup warmed milk.
Cover the meat mixture with the potato mash & bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes or until top has browned.
Serve with lightly steamed green beans.


  1. Oh Yum! I love a good pie with leftovers. I may even have to cook a turkey just so I have some leftovers to make this!

  2. My gorgeous brother cooked dinner for us last night - after he had babysat the munchkins all day. He presented us with turkey massaman curry. He had cooked a turkey since Christmas & thought my cottage pie was great - but he decided to up the ante!! Might get him to do a guest post.