Ham Pot Pie is the perfect recipe for using leftover Christmas ham. If you don’t have any leftovers, you can buy a ham shank in the grocery store. They’re small enough to use the whole shank in this Ham Pot Pie recipe.
When boiled, the noodle squares make the sort of slippery ham pot pie that melts in your mouth.
The Ham Pot Pie dough is made by combining flour, eggs, and milk until a soft dough forms. Then it is rolled out and cut into squares that are added to the boiling broth.
This all makes for a delicious stew. If you need inspiration for the upcoming winter night dinners, try The Ultimate Slow Cooker Stew, Texas Cowboy Stew, or Bisquick Dumpling Recipe for some delicious and heartwarming meals.
Ham Pot Pie Ingredients
- Bone-in Ham- This is a perfect recipe for leftover ham, but you can also buy pork shank ham. The pieces are small enough to use the whole thing to make this recipe.
- Potatoes– cubed potatoes make this stew very hearty and are part of the traditional recipe.
- Carrots and celery– are my additions. The traditional recipe does not call for them, but I like adding some veggies to make the stew look and taste better.
- Flour and eggs– are used to make an “eggy” dough, much like an egg noodle dough. Do not make the dough too stiff or dry, or the noodle squares will be tough.
- Milk– if you don’t want to use milk, you can use water. Milk makes them a bit softer.
How To Make Ham Pot Pie
- The first step is to make the “broth.” For this, you need to place the ham shank in a 4-quart Dutch oven and cover it with water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 ½ hour. You may need to add more water to keep the ham submerged.
- After two hours, take out the ham, remove the bone, and chop the meat. Set it aside and discard the bone. Add the chopped potatoes, carrots, and celery to the pot with the broth and simmer until cooked through.
- While the veggies are cooking, make the dough by mixing the flour, eggs, and milk. The dough must be soft but not sticky. You may need to use a bit more milk or flour. Place it on the countertop and roll it into a rectangle ¼ of an inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into small squares (approx 1 inch).
- Return the ham to the broth and bring to a boil. Drop the dough squares carefully into the boiling broth and when you are done dropping them all, cook the stew until all the noodles are cooked through. Serve with chopped parsley on top.
What To Serve with Ham Pot Pie?
This meal is a bit on the heavy side, so I recommend serving only dessert with it! Something on the lighter side like Blackberry Cobbler,
- Do not make the dough too dry, or your noodles will be tough. You want light and soft noodles.
- The more you boil the ham, the tastier the broth is. Remember always to try the broth and correct seasoning, adding salt and pepper.
- Try cutting all your veggies roughly the same size. They look better this way and cook more evenly.
- The broth must be boiling when you drop the noodles in, or they might stick to one another.
Hearty Soups are so good during cold winter nights. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup
- Homemade Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
- Thai Coconut Soup
Ham Pot Pie Recipe
- 3 lbs ham shank (bone-in)
- 2 medium potatoes, cubed
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¾ cup milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped parsley for serving
- Place the ham shank in a large Dutch oven or pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours (add more water if necessary to always keep the ham covered)
- Remove the ham and add the cubed potatoes, carrots, and celery to the broth. Season with salt and pepper
- Cube ham and set it aside. Discard the bone
- While the veggies are cooking, make the dough by mixing the flour, eggs, and milk until a soft dough forms
- Roll out dough on the counter to ¼ inch thick and cut into small squares
- With the soup boiling, add the squares and cook them until fully cooked. Return the diced ham to the pot, correct the seasoning, and add salt and pepper if needed. Cook until heated through. Serve with chopped parsley on top
Answering Your Burning Questions
Can You Freeze Ham Pot Pie?
Yes, you can. It probably won’t have the same texture, but it will be fine!
Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?
You can certainly cut down on the cooking time by making the broth ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge for up to 4 days. The dough can also be made ahead of time and kept in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Just make sure you add enough flour to the surface of the dough, so it doesn’t stick to the bag.