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Ham and Sweet Potato Pot Pie

Ham and Sweet Potato Pot PieGive leftover holiday ham a new flavor with this tasty pot pie. Serve with fruit salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup chopped onion
2 cups cooked and cubed sweet potatoes*
2 cups canned chicken broth, divided use
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup skim milk
2 cups cubed cooked ham
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust**
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon thyme

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In large pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the onion over a medium high heat for 5 minutes. Add fresh* sweet potatoes and 2/3 cup chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. If using canned yams, add them and 2/3 cup chicken broth to sauteéd onion; heat thoroughly. Add flour, stirring. Gradually add milk, stirring until well combined. Add ham. Bring to a boil and transfer mixture to a 7x11 inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. If mixture is too thick, add more broth or milk.
  3. Unfold crust to round circle; sprinkle pecans on one side. Fold in half and roll with rolling pin, pressing pecans into crust. Spread pecan crust on top of mixture and bake for 30 minutes or until crust is brown; sprinkle with thyme.

Makes 4 servings.

*2 (15-ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained and cubed.

**Use store bought ready-to-use, or homemade pastry using your favorite recipe, or ours: Basic Pie Crust 101.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240 calories Protein 27 grams Fat 6 grams Sodium 50 milligrams Cholesterol 80 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 14 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.