Spiced Up Xmas Leftover Pasties

Spiced Up Xmas Leftover Pasties

The below makes approx. 12 pasties

(All dependent on how much leftovers you have and how big/small you make your pasties…)

 Ingredients for Spiced Up Leftover Pasties

Whatever meat, poultry & veggies you have left over from Xmas day. Below is what I sometimes have in my leftovers, but you can use anything you have leftover from Xmas day (or a Sunday roast)

Chop up all your Xmas Leftovers into small chunks

  • 2-3 good handfuls of leftover chicken or Turkey taken off the bone
  • Stuffing is great to add if you have some
  • roastie spuds
  • carrots
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Sprouts


  • Big Sprinkle of Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Maniben’s Family Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander & cumin powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon of chilli powder (depends on how spicy you want your pasty’s to be!)
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Good sprinkle of salt & pepper
  • Couple of handfuls of freshly chopped coriander if you have any…

 Other Stuff

  • A medium sized onion finely diced
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves chopped up
  • 1 egg – beaten to give your pasties a egg shower before they go in the Oven!
  • Pre-made & Pre-rolled All butter puff pastry Pack (650g – 700g)
  • Greaseproof Baking paper to put on your baking tray so your pasties don’t stick! Helps a lot!


  1. Heat oil in large non-stick frying pan with a good couple of glugs of oil & your big sprionle of Cumin Seeds on a medium heat until sizzling.
  2. Add your onion soften up (don’t burn it though!) then add your garlic and cook for another 5 mins
  3. Add all your chopped up leftovers and mix them all up
  4. Add all your spices (except the chopped coriander if you have any). Ensure all your leftovers are coated in the spices. And cook for approx. 10 mins
  5. Add the chopped coriander, if you have any and take off the heat to cool down.


  • Roll out your pre-made/rolled puff pastry – Don’t roll too much with a rolling pin as this can take out the puff’ness!
  • If you have a 12cm round biscuit cutter use that for each pasty, if not use a small bowl about the same diameter to cut around. I’ve found these form a good size pasty.
  • Fill each circle with approx. a tablespoon of your spiced up leftover mix. Then brush the beaten egg mixture around the edges and then fold up and pinch along to make your pasty. If feeling cheffie creative, you can even make a nice pattern when joining the two sides together. Be careful not to overfill, as they may split when trying to fold them together.
  • Once you’ve made all your pasties give them a egg shower and place on Non stick baking paper paper (so they don’t stick!) on a baking tray
  • Place into a pre-heated 180 degree fan assisted oven for approx. 25 mins or until the pastry has turned golden brown

They taste great with a green coriander chutney or I love them quite simply with some Tommy Sauce (Ketchup)!

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