Italian Pot Pie With Parmesan Cheese Crust

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Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

This is a Cuisine or Bon Appetit recipe, and it's my favorite pot pie recipe. The parmesan crust is really the key, and it's worth the extra effort. If you're having company over, try this one out. You won't be disappointed. The recipe makes 2 pot pies, and you might want to freeze one pot pie for another day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pulse flour, parmesan, and salt in food processor to blend.
  2. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 5 tablespoons of water over mixture.
  4. Pulse, adding the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if necessary, just until mixture is moistened and begins to hold together (dough should still be crumbly).
  5. Gather dough into a disk and cut in half. Shape into 2 disks.
  6. Wrap disks and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, heat a 12" skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add sausage and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until browned.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a bowl.
  10. Discard excess drippings.
  11. Increase heat to high and add cook chicken 3 to 5 minutes, turning chicken occasionally and cook until lightly browned.
  12. Add onion and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
  13. Add tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil. Break up tomatoes with a spoon and reduce heat and simmer 7 to 8 minutes longer.
  14. Add sausage and cool.
  15. Heat oven to 375.
  16. Trim stems from chard and coarsely slice leaves and stems.
  17. Bring 1/2 cup water, chard stems, and leaves to boil in a large pot.
  18. Cover and cook 9 to 10 minutes until the stems are tender.
  19. Drain in colander and press out excess liquid with a spoon.
  20. Stir chard into cooled chicken-sausage mixture and divide mixture between 2 quart baking dishes.
  21. Divide and sprinkle 2 tablespoons parmesan over tops of filling.
  22. Roll each pastry disk so it extends 1" behind edge of baking dish.
  23. Place pastry on top of each disk and press pastry against the side of the disk to seal in the filling.
  24. Cut 2 slits in the center of each.
  25. Bake potpies 40 to 45 minutes or until tops are golden and filling is bubbly.
  26. If you decided not to bake your potpies and froze them instead, unwrap dishes and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
  27. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake 45 minutes longer.
  28. Serve with cooked zucchini.