By MarraMamba on October 20, 2009
Photo by Karen Elizabeth
Photo by Karen Elizabeth
"Now that the cold weather is coming we are going to need our comfort foods. This recipe will satisfy anyone on a cold winter night. I don't particularly like soups myself but this version turns it into almost a stew. I guess a real 'stoup', steaming mashed potatoes with gravy over them, chicken and veggies and even a pot pie decoration :). I add just a couple tablespoons of dark rum or brandy to it; it gives a touch of extra depth. I found this recipe on chaosinthekitchen.com and have had it open for days so I don't lose it, finally posting it here. She suggests using separate frozen veggies, if you go frozen, since they are normally more tender than the frozen mixed vegetables but either way, or fresh, of course. She also has a recipe for puff pastry stars if you want to add that."
Serving Size: 1 (318 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Oh my goodness, so nice, so easy! made for a fab dinner, and my husband was thrilled with the mash, which he likes and I rarely make. Apart from adding sliced zucchini to the frying onions, simply because I had some to use up, I made no changes.Oh, I didnt have mushrooms (sorry, forgot about that), but since I dont particularly like them, no loss ;) I didn't have brandy, so used sherry. I will definitely be making this again, thanks for sharing!! Made for International Agents of QUEST, USA Southern Region"
"This is SOOOO good! I skipped the butter, didn't feel it was necessary. I used a gluten free flour, and only 1/4 cup was plenty. Added a salt-free poultry seasoning, celery instead of green beans. Wonderful dish, and versatile. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, toast, or with crackers."
"This was a good down home dinner. It is also lower in fat then your traditional pot pie. I subbed celery for mushrooms and reduced the liquid just a bit. I also sneaky chefed the mashed potatoes with pureed zucchini and no one could see it under the pot pie sauce! Thanks for a good dinner. Update: Had this with rice today for leftovers - better then last night!!"
"Nice hearty soup! It really did pack all the punch of a chicken pot pie. It was great with the mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing! Culinary Quest '14"
"Yummy comfort food. I made this as directed but used some frozen mixed veggies. Very good on a cold rainy day. Thanks for sharing. Made for Best of 2012 Tag."
"This was a really good hearty dinner. I didn't have any mushrooms, but I added a ton of other veggies and it came out great. I only used half the amount of butter and flour. The funny thing is, I didn't care for the garlic in this and I usually love garlic. I'll just leave it out next time. I so wish I would have had brandy to add. I bet that's a delicious touch. Thanks for posting the recipe. It was the perfect meal for this rainy Winter night."
"I made half a recipe as written including the brandy. Loved it. DH has three big helping to finish it all. Used left over mashed potatoes so was ready in about 45 min."
"Wow what an easy to make supper, my kid who doesn't like mushrooms or onions ate everything and came back for seconds."
"I want to marry you! Okay, maybe not you, but your chicken pot pie soup."
"Made this pretty much as given, although I didn't use the brandy, & although I'm not much on limp mushrooms, I did saute them until just starting to soften, then removed them, adding them just before topping the servings with the mashed potatoes! Worked for the 2 of us & this soup was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]"
"This was a true hit with everyone here. It's not difficult or greatly time consuming and comfort is certainly the key word. I didn't use the brandy or puff pastry, that is a bit over fussy of basic old me. It really tastes like a cross between a pot pie and Shepard's Pie, whats not to love there :D."