There’s nothing better than a nice pot pie on a chilly fall evening. I know that we are still in the tail ends of summer, but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t enjoy a pot pie!
Now before we get into this, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t make my own crust. I have yet to find a good pie crust recipe. One that I tried out was way too sticky and wouldn’t roll for me. If you have a good pie crust recipe though, I fully recommend you use that!
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 8oz mushroom
- 2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables*
- Spices: salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary
- 10oz can cream of celery soup
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2oz cheddar cheese
*Note: I used a frozen mix that included various beans in it. Choose yours based on which vegetables you do/don’t like. For example, one of my family members doesn’t like peas, so I ensured that my mixture did not contain those.
- Preheat over to 450°F. Grease a 9in pie pan. Set aside.
- Prep vegetables: dice onion, mince garlic and slice mushroom (if applicable).
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add in onion, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
- Increase the heat to medium-high. Add all of the frozen vegetables to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the soup, milk and seasonings. Stir and heat until everything is warm, about 5 minutes.
- Fold in cheese.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the pie crusts. Place that pie crust into the prepared pan. Press down slightly and leave excess dough hanging over the sides.
- Place filling into the pan. Roll out the second crust and place it on top.
- Fold the lower crust over the top crust to seal shut. Place 4 slots into the top of the crust.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
I can’t explain the relief I felt when I found a good pot pie recipe. I didn’t want I use any meat substitute and finding a recipe that has a good filling was tricky. I think the fact that the vegetable medley included beans really helped this dish; it made it heartier than other vegetable pot pies.
Test Kitchen: Opinion and Changes
The basic outline for this recipe came from Domestic Superhero. Like I mentioned above, I liked how this recipe was more than just vegetables and that you make the sauce for the filling. For some recipes, you just buy a generic sauce which made it less desirable in my opinion.