Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins
I've made chicken pot pies in the past and there's never enough veggies, so I adapted this recipe that leaves out the chicken so there's more room for those wonderful veggies. I also leave out potatoes because there's enough starch in the pie crust. This dish is so versatile, you can make it any way you like with whatever veggie you have on hand. This recipe will fill 2 pies. Eat one and freeze the other for an easy, ready made dinner
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 1 cup small broccoli floret (chopped stems if you wish)
- 1⁄2 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄2 cup frozen corn
- 1⁄3 cup melted butter
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 frozen pie crusts
- Saute onion in butter until translucent. Add celery, carrots, garlic and broccoli and cook until tender (about 10 minutes).
- Add flour and mix well. Cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add chicken broth and evaporated milk stirring until well blended. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Stir in peas and corn, poultry seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper, and heat through.
- Divide into 2 thawed, uncooked pie shells. Cover with the other shells and pinch edges to seal.
- You can freeze one at this point.
- Before baking, poke holes through the top with a fork for the steam.
- Bake at 400 for 1 hour or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. If frozen, reduce heat to 350, bake for 1 hour and turn up to 400 for 15 more minutes to brown crust. (Your oven may vary in temperature so keep an eye on it after the hour.).
We just had this for dinner tonight! I'm a vegetarian so I replaced the chicken stock with veggie stock. This is an absolutely wonderful dish! The flavor is outstanding! I think next time I'll add some potatos. Otherwise I wouldn't change a thing! Also, we only baked ours for about 30-35 minutes. I really don't think it needed any longer.