Leftover roast pie
Quite often when I make a roast on a Sunday, I'm left a bit stuck with what to do with all the leftovers of chicken, stuffing and veg. So, on a whim, I created this potato topped pie, and it turned out really nicely. The good thing is, you can adapt it really easily to include whatever you have got and you can amend the syns (if you follow slimming world) based on that. My version worked out at about 3 syns per portion, but do remember to syn for however much stuffing and gravy you use.
Syns vary depending on the contents of the pie, it serves around 4. My version was 3 syns per portion. You'll need a medium sized ovenproof dish (I used a pyrex one).
Leftover chicken (I had about half a chicken I'd say)
Leftover veg (I used about 6 tbsp cooked peas)
Leftover gravy (Bisto is 1 syn per tsp of dried, I used about 4 syns worth)
Leftover stuffing (I used Aldi's sage and onion which is 1.5 syns for 25g of dried. I used about 80g dried for the whole recipe so 5 syns).
Big handful fresh spinach
1 large leek, sliced very finely
1 tsp mustard powder
Black pepper - a few grinds worth
2 good sized pinches of paprika
3-4 large (or 5-6 small) maris piper potatoes
Quark about 150g
100ml skimmed milk (either as part of your healthy extra A or 2 syns for 100ml)
1 tbsp grated parmesan, to top (1 syn)
1. Preheat your oven to 180 (for fan assisted, adjust otherwise).
2. Slice your potatoes into 2 inch cube pieces, I left the skin on as I like mash with skin on but you can remove it first if you wish). Add to a pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 25 minutes or until soft enough to mash. Drain and set aside.
3. Put together your pie in your pyrex container. Chuck in the leftover chicken, stuffing, and all the veg. Coat with a good lashing of gravy and mix well.
4. Mash your potatoes with quark, black pepper and milk. You can add butter if you wish but don't forget to syn it if you do. Top your pie and sprinkle the tbsp of parmesan over the top.
5. Into the oven for 35 minutes or so or until golden brown.