Leftover Turkey or Chicken Pasties

"This is a very nice way to use up leftovers from a roast dinner. Use the amounts given in the recipe only as a guide. Chop and change the recipe according to the ingredients you have on hand. If you prefer shortcrust pastry then that is fine too. I often use the leftover gravy instead of the stock, I do water it down somewhat When I have less time I just cut the pastry into squares and make them as triangles."
photo by PetsRus photo by PetsRus
photo by PetsRus
photo by PetsRus photo by PetsRus
Ready In:




  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Mix together the turkey, potatoes, stuffing and vegetables, season to taste with the black pepper.
  • Add the stock to the mixture, it should be moist and not too wet.
  • Unroll the pastry and roll out further so you can cut out 4 large circles, use a side plate as a guide.
  • Place the circles onto a baking sheet, spoon the filling into the middle of each circle.
  • Brush the edges with the beaten egg, then bring them up to the middle and pinch the ends to seal.
  • Brush the pasties with the rest of the egg and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • NOTE: Vegetables I have used so far with success are carrots, brussels sprouts, peas and cabbage. And I also added grated cheese.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Very good idea, these are great to have in the freezer for a quick lunch. Very easy to make as we'll, especially if you have everything left over.
  2. Excellent idea... I would normally cook a pie or cassrole with my leftover roast, this was different and enjoyed very much by my family. I didn't have roast veg left over, so improvised cooking off some onion, carrot, garlic and mushroom and added some boiled diced potato and some smoked cheese I had. Took a little longer to cook (Was in for 40 mins) but came out beautifully! Thanks for the recipe and idea!
  3. This recipe was okay, but it seemed like it could have used a little bit more flavor. Then again, maybe it would have been better if I had used a pre-made puff pastry. (This was my first attempt at making my own as well as my first time ever using puff pastry.) I also found the weight measurements a little confusing since I am so used to measuring things by volume. So, I think I may have accidentally used too many potato pieces which muted the flavor even further. Overall, a good recipe, but I think it might need a little tweaking to get the proportions right. However, as I said before, I'm not sure if this was more of a problem with the recipe or the cook. :) UPDATE: I froze the leftover filling the first time I made these. Tonight, I thawed the filling and put it in recipe #264206, and it was pretty good. The flavorfulness of the pastry complimented the filling well and helped add more flavor to the pasties.
  4. Perfect directions. Great idea for Pasties, which I grew up with. Very simple recipe for leftovers turned out really well. Served "chips" to go with it. Just like the old days. LOVE IT!!!
  5. Just made these and the filling is so great. I had sausage stuffing, roast potatoes, I didn't have any left over veg so I used a can of mixed veg (swede, parsnip, turnip, carrot) and I used the left over gravy. I used a cereal bowl to cut out the circle and made 4 nice sized pasties with a normal pack of pre-rolled shortcrust pastry, I did have quite a bit of filling left as maybe i should have had more pastry, but I bet the filling will freeze brilliantly for another super quick meal! Defrost the filling, throw in the pastry, and impress the family :) Thanks for a great idea on how to get rid of my leftovers!


Hello, my name is Bonnie and I am a very beautiful cat as you can see if you look at the picture at the top of this page.... What??.. I am supposed to talk about you??? But it says here: About Me!! Well all right then ...... My mom is Dutch and has moved to England in October 2007, after living 15 years in the Netherlands with my English dad. They don’t have any human children and “created” their own family, which means I have to share them with Hannah, she is a 6 years old tortie cat, Abby the dog, she is a 9 year old Beagle, and a one year old black Miniature Pincher named Poppy, I refuse to tell you my age but I am a georgious lilac British Shorthair cat!! It is obvious she adores pets just by looking at her name she uses on Zaar (many on Zaar call her Pets or Petsie Poo), her name in real life is Annelies and that is a common Dutch name. My mom always liked to cook, but since she joined Zaar it got out of control, and it doesn’t help that she is disorganized. Printed recipes everywhere in the house, the recipe binders have got bigger and just between you and me, her hips too!!! I have lived in Holland all of my life until now, but they lived in several different countries/places:- desert and coastal Oman, up North and West in Holland, Vancouver-Canada, Aberdeen- Scotland and in Norway they lived in Bergen and Oslo. We have all moved together to England, as you can see I’ve already learnt the language! I heard her say to Dad that this is the last time she moved to another country...she's had it with moving from one place to another! ( its her age...she's getting grumpy) Mom is 55 years old but I always hear her say that the date of her birthday does not mean that much to her, the date of her cancer anniversary is more important, because so far she is a survivor. Besides cooking she has other interests too, crafts, gardening and soap making. She likes Zaar and is one of the hosts on the German-Benelux Forum here on RecipeZaar. She would like to thank everybody who tries and comments on the recipes she has posted on Recipezaar, your feedback is very much appreciated. <img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/vjuhl/MEPcookathon.jpg"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/berriesblinkie.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/FFF/completedbanner.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Animation1.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/4treasurehunt.gif"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/purplechefhat.gif" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/projects/chef3.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com"><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/beartag_1_1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/adopted_1_1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes