Easy Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe for Meatless Monday

Vegetarian Pot Pie

We have had some chilly, rainy days here over the last couple of weeks.  Oh, the joys of springtime.  Unfortunately, that kind of weather doesn’t make me want to fire up the grill or make a salad.  It makes me want comfort food.  You know what I mean, right?  The kind of food that warms your soul and often times has way too many calories?  The kind of food that you really shouldn’t eat a lot of, but simply can’t resist or stop yourself?  We all have a food or meal that does this for us.  Whether it’s something that brings back special childhood memories or just plain tastes good down to every last bite and a dish that accomplishes this for me is pot pie.  I remember eating chicken pot pie as a child.  It was the frozen kind meant for one person in its own little tray and boy did I love it when my mom popped them in the oven for dinner.  While I have nothing against a good frozen pot pie from time to time I do prefer to make as much from scratch as possible. Not only do I think homemade food tastes better, but it’s also usually less expensive and way more healthy.  Since I don’t eat meat I decided this dreary Spring day called for vegetable pot pie, but I knew I had my work cut out for me since the rest of my family love meat.

Vegetable Pot Pie

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small head of fennel, finely chopped (my first time cooking with fennel – such a wonderful flavor)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 7 ounces store-bought puff pastry or pie crust (next time I will make a homemade crust, but was crunched for time)

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy pan over medium heat.
  3. Once the butter is foamy, add fennel, onions, and carrots.
  4. Cook until soft and onions are translucent – a few minutes.
  5. Add chopped potatoes, salt, and pepper and stir well.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring very rarely to avoid mushy potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle flour over vegetables to coat and cook for a couple more minutes.
  8. Carefully add the broth and milk stirring constantly until smooth.
  9. Bring to a bubbly simmer on medium heat and cook for about 5 more minutes (or until thickened).
  10. Remove from the heat and add the peas, herbs and vinegar – stir well to combine.
  11. Add more salt and pepper.
  12. Carefully pour into an 8X8 baking pan or line a pie pan with one of the store-bought crusts.
  13. Whisk egg together with 2 teaspoons water and a pinch of salt until evenly mixed. Set aside.
  14. Place the dough over the veggie mixture, brush with the egg, and cut slits to vent.
  15. Bake on a cookie sheet until bubbly.  Around 25 minutes.
  16. Allow to sit about 5 minutes before serving

I have to tell you, the biggest meat lover in my family (my carnivore husband) LOVED this dish.  He didn’t miss the meat at all. Well he mostly didn’t miss the meat.  As a matter of fact, it was a HUGE hit with everyone and fed the four of us nicely. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did.

Comments

  1. This may be a silly question…. do i make the bouillon as it says on the box.. and then just use 1/4 of that broth??? Also i accidently bought huge bok choy should i just chop it up or go back and get baby??rluy

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  3. Hi, I know this recipe was posted years ago, but I just wanted thank you for this is easy and delicious meal. I’ve made it a few times now and my whole family has loved it. This past time, I decided to try something that you may want to add to the recipe. After it cooked all day according to your recipe, I removed all the chicken and put it on a plate. At the time we were making rice to go with it. I was about to dump the leftover juice which was very hot, when I suddenly thought “gravy!” I took around 1/4 cup of flour and just dumped it right in the juice and started stirring. Within a minute I had a thick gravy that I added salt too until it was perfect. The chicken, dipped in the gravy, was amazing, and it was so easy. Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful recipe!food Mixer

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