Ham Pot Pie Recipe - Pa Dutch Recipe - Savoring The Good® (2024)

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Ham pot pie is a delicious way to use up leftover ham from Christmas or Easter. This is an easy ham pot pie recipe that uses homemade ham pot pie dough squares, leftover ham cubed and diced potatoes. Made in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of slippery ham pot pie where there is a boiled dough instead of a top flaky crust.

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I would serve perfectly cooked asparagus or sheet pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with this ham pot pie. Or for dessert try my apple cranberry pie or the ever-popular 4 ingredient apple dump cake. If you need a vegan pot pie recipe, Brokebankvegan has you covered!

Slippery ham pot pie

This is the 'slippery version'. If you live in Pennsylvania Dutch Country you know exactly what I am talking about. If you don't... this is the version without a crust. The crust is actually IN the pie. A boiled crust, therefore, it is 'slippery'. Get it?!

How To Make Ham Pot Pie:

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  1. Start with the ham bone. Put it in a large stockpot.
  2. Cover it with water.
  3. Let it simmer.
  4. Remove the ham bone and pick it if you wish.
  5. Peel and cut up potatoes.
  6. Roll out the dough to about ⅛ - ¼" thickness.
  7. Add the cut-up potatoes and ham to the simmering stock. Drop the pot pie squares into the simmering stock.
  8. Add thickener to the pot, if desired.
  9. After it comes to a boil it should thicken up slightly.
  10. Season with salt if desired and Voila! You have made slippery pot pie.

How to make ham pot pie squares

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  1. Take 1 cup of flour and ¼ cup of water and stir it around with a fork until it looks like this.
  2. You are going to make a rollable dough that is not sticky. If it is sticky add more flour. If it is dry add more water. I ended up doing this TWICE for the amount of pot pie I made. My family likes boiled dough.

Rolling out pot pie squares

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  1. Roll out the dough to about ⅛ - ¼" thickness.
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  2. Be sure to put extra flour on your work surface to avoid sticking.
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  3. Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares.
  4. These pot pie squares are about an inch and half square.
  5. The thickness of the dough is more important than the shape of the squares.

How to cook Ham Pot Pie Noodles

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  1. Add the cut-up potatoes and ham to the simmering stock.
  2. Drop the pot pie squares into the simmering stock.
  3. The dough will puff up as it cooks and it doubles in thickness.
  4. The excess flour and the potatoes will add viscosity to the broth but not enough for my liking.
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How to thicken ham pot pie

  1. Take ½ cup of flour and a heavy splash of water or milk to it and shake it to combine. If you don't have a mason jar a fork or whisk and bowl will do.
  2. Pour it in the pot pie.
  3. After it comes to a boil it should thicken up slightly.
  4. Season with salt if desired and Voila! You have made slippery pot pie.
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Ham Pot Pie

Sarah Mock

Made in the Pennsylvania dutch tradition of slippery ham pot pie where there is a boiled dough instead of a top flaky crust.

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Prep time for the recipePrep Time 4 hours hrs

Cook time for the recipeCook Time 1 hour hr

total time to prep and cook the recipe.Total Time 5 hours hrs

Course Easy Recipes

Cuisine American

Makes 6 people

Per Serving 167 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cupa Ham (cooked, chopped)
  • Ham bone
  • Water
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Potato

Instructions

  • Start with the ham bone.Put it in a large stock pot.

  • Cover it ½-3/4 up the bone with water.

  • Let it simmer for as long as you can.I did mine for 5 hours but that is just because I had the time. If you have 1 hour, good for you.

  • Trim off all the 'skin' and cube it up into bite size pieces.

  • No measurements here.

  • The more ham you have the more ham you will have in your pot pie.

  • Remove the ham bone and pick it if you wish.

  • Peel and cut up 2 potatoes.

  • Take 1 cup of flour and ¼ cup of water and stir it around with a fork

  • You are going to make a rollable dough that is not sticky. If it is sticky add more flour. If it is dry add more water.

  • Roll out the dough to about ⅛ - ¼" thickness.Be sure to put extra flour on your work surface to avoid sticking.

  • Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares.

  • Add the cut up potatoes and ham to the simmering stock.Drop the pot pie squares into the simmering stock.

  • The dough will puff up as it cooks and it doubles in thickness.

  • Take ½ cup of flour and a heavy splash of water or milk to it and shake it to combine.

  • Pour it in the pot pie.

  • After it comes to a boil it should thicken up slightly.

  • Season with salt if desired and Voila! You have made slippery pot pie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 497mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition Disclosure

Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.

This post originally was published in April 2012.

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    1. Alan

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      Any instructions on how to can (Mason jar) this pot pie? I would like to make extra to put up for storage.
      Thank you!

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      • Sarah Mock

        Alan,
        I don't have the instructions for canning the extra pot pie. That would be a pressure-cooked canning process. I am not versed in the safe canning process for meat-based recipes. I would freeze the leftovers in air-tight containers.

        Sarah

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    2. Kelly

      Will this freeze okay! I have a lot of leftovers.

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      • Sarah Mock

        Yes!, For sure. Just be sure to cool it down all the way before freezing. You may need to add a splash of milk or water back to it when reheating.

        Sarah

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    3. Roberta

      This is EXACTLY the way my Grammy made it! We always use the "thickening" for making gravies as well. Really prevents lumps. Such a comfort food for me. Thank you.

      Reply

    4. Adam Stauffer

      This is not correct in any way. Not a single parent dutch person I know has ever called it "slippery". Also true dutch style potpie does not have potatoes in it. Just ham and noodles.
      They also do not add a thickener, that is just terrible.

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      • Sarah

        Thanks for your input Adam!
        Isn't it beautiful that different people can call a recipe by the same name but have different techniques and ingredients? Do you have a recipe you would like to share? I would love to see how it is different.

        Reply

    5. kaisy

      once ive added the ingredients how long do i leave the mixture to simmer before its ready?

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      • Angie Soldati

        I usually cook the potatoes until almost fork tender , then add the green beans at that time and begin to add the noodles stirring so they do not stick... fresh noodles take about 5-10 mins to cook through. depending on thickness.. but after about 5 mins as you see the soup begin to thicken take a piece of noodle out and taste it .. it should be tender but with a little bit of bite left... if not tender enough let simmer another min or two.. remember if it is just on the edge of being done enough unless you make just enough to eat at that time there may be left overs.... if you cook it just perfect for your servings , the carry over cooking will then overcook the leftovers ... so cook al dente or to the tooth and the next day leftovers will be a bit softer :)

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    6. Megan Jorz

      What if the ham is already fully cooked. Can I still boil it in water for the allotted time and get the flavoring I want? Should I do chicken stock with it instead of water? Suggestions? Thanks!

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      • Sarah Mock

        I think you can! You should get the same flavor. I wouldn't use chicken stock. That would be chicken pot pie and that is another blog post!

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        • kaisy

          how long should i leave the mix to simmer after all the ingredients are added?

      • Angie Soldati

        Ham is already fully cooked .. if you do want take the ham you already have ... cube it up and you can make ham stock from a ham hock ... or if you want there are ham soup bases you can buy at the store... I prefer the brand Better than Bouillon ... it is made from concentrated ham ... but boiling already cooked ham will only give a hint of ham flavor... the bulk of your flavor will come from the skin and bone of the ham... so a ham hock, ham shank or ham base would be best in a pinch

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    7. Jessica Kay Urgelles

      Ha ha we call those "dumplins" in the south. I normally do it with chicken, but now I'll have to try this.

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      • Sarah Mock

        I need to find a good chicken and dumplings recipe. Do you have one Jessica?

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        • Angie Soldati

          Sarah... substitute The ham for whole chicken leg quarters and it will basically be a chicken and dumplings dish... the noodles are ideally the same as dumpling noodles... you can use the same recipe above add a tsp of baking powder and replace water with almost double the milk and you can avoid the rolling and make it drop dumplings

    8. Sherry Aikens

      looks yummy I am often using a ham bone to create a meal.. so excited to get the Easter ham

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      • Sarah Mock

        I am alway sure to take it home if we happen to be at another house for Easter.

        Reply

    9. Angela

      I also add carrots, celery, and sometimes corn as well. If I make it a thicker "pot pie" I throw in a cup of shredded colby cheese. Amazing stuff! I have made this three times, today being the fourth, and it's always a huge hit with my boyfriend and his dad. Thanks for posting.

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      • Sarah Mock

        Oh I love the idea of throwing in colby cheese! I love the idea of cheese in general! I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe! Enjoy!

        Reply

    10. Sharelle D. Lowery

      Ohhh...this looks every bit of delicious!!!

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      • Angie Soldati

        it is amazing... Pa dutch call it Pot pie ... those from the south may call it ham and dumplings... it is much like ham scallop potato dish just more broth and homemade noodles with it

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    11. customerservicerepresentative

      yeah, that's ham n' dumplins, similar to chicken n' dumplins. i don't know how y'all do it in Pennsylvania, but down here in the south we call dumplins, dumplins, and pies, pies. it can't be a pie if there is no pastry crust. i was looking for a pie recipe, not a dumplin recipe./ guess i'll keep looking elsewhere.

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      • Jrslady

        It is a PA Dutch thing, they call it pot pie because traditionally it was made in a stock POT and the dough when done right is PIE crust, hence Ham Pot Pie. There is no right or wrong way to name something...each region calls their food something different. So sorry ham pot pie made you so mad lol

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        • Angie Soldati

          Grew up in PA and my grandma and great great aunt (both Pa Dutch) would make this... was amazing ... yes in the south and some other country folk will call it ham dumplings soup... but I was always excited when I saw my grams making this... :)

        • Judith Gotwald

          Yes, there is a difference between PIE cooked in an oven with crust and no pasta and POTPIE cooked in a pot with deliciously thick boiled noodles instead of crust. PA Dutch make something similar with a crust. They are called MEATPIES.

      • Sharon Hann

        The name comes from Pennsylvania German Dutch, loosely called bott boi for the noodles.

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    12. paujos

      That looks awesome!! I can't have wheat and wondering how to alter the recipe--any suggestions?

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      • Sarah

        I would suggest using arrow root or potato starch as a substitute as a thickener. Also instead of the flour and water pot pie squares I think potato gnocchi would be yummy!!

        Reply

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