Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe fends itself to creativity, as it can be prepared with almost any vegetables you like. The biscuit crust is a low-fat version of a traditional pot pie topping. Soymilk can be substituted for the buttermilk and maple syrup for the honey to make it vegan; however, the topping may be a bit heavier as a result. This recipe can also be made into individual pot pies in which case reduce the baking time to 15 to 18 minutes. Servings: 6
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup thinly sliced celery
- 1 1⁄2 cups small broccoli florets
- 1 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 cup frozen green beans, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk or 1 cup plain soymilk
- 2 cups rich vegetable broth or 2 cups canned broth
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon tamari or 1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried sage
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 3⁄4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk or 3⁄4 cup plain soymilk
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Make the filling: In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the celery, broccoli, bell pepper, and green beans and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
- Make the Broth: In glass measuring cup, combine the milk and broth. Slowly add to the vegetable mixture while whisking constantly. The sauce will start to thicken. Add the parsley, tamari, thyme, and sage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat, transfer to a 2quart casserole, and set aside.
- Make the topping: In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. In a measuring cup, combine the buttermilk and honey. Add to the flour mixture, stirring with a fork to form a stiff dough. Add more buttermilk if the dough is too dry. Knead lightly in the bowl for 3 to 5 minutes, until the dough is no longer sticky. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a shape to cover the casserole dish.
- Lay the biscuit topping lightly over the filling. Do not seal the edges. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
I used canned green beans and added canned mushrooms too- stirred both in near the end of veggie cook time, since they really just needed to be heated. I should have used a bigger skillet (duh!), since I was using more vegetables... made it difficult to stir, esp. once the liquid was added in. Left the milk/broth amounts the same. If I were to make this again, I think I would use a bigger baking dish w/ more veggies (and would up the liquid amounts too, to balance), but would probably keep the biscuit topping the same... DH & I felt like there was too much topping and not enough of the veggies/sauce to go with it. Overall, we enjoyed this pot pie, but we were really more in the mood for a traditional pot pie crust.