Pot pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods and is surprisingly easy to make. You can assemble it ahead of time for a dinner party and its the perfect dish to feed a crowdyou can use anything from a pie plate to a 9-by-13-inch pan or an even larger casserole dish. Pot pies freeze and reheat well, and you can adapt the recipe to whatever you have in the pantry without a problem. Check out these nine recipes for pot pie and be sure to try one out this holidayseason.
Chicken is no longer the only game in town when it comes to pot pie. This is a top-notch way to use leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, but its so good its worth making creamed turkey just for this dish that melts in your mouth under a golden pastry dough topping. We recommend using pearl onions, but if you cant find them you can also chop up a regular yellow onion and use that instead. Get our Turkey Pot Pie recipe.
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This large-format chicken pot pie is a casual, comforting way to serve a crowd. Creamed chicken makes a luscious base for this flaky, delicate, veggie-filled treat, which includes peas, celery, fresh herbs, and coarsely chopped potato chunks for added texture. Make a double batch of the filling and keep it in the freezer for a last-minute dinner solution; just make sure to defrost your puff pastry in time if its frozen. Get our Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
Taking the opposite tack, these miniature pot pies are made by using a cookie cutter to create little pastry shells that are the perfect-size containers for flavorful fillingsyou can use rotisserie chicken if youre pressed for time. Make the pastry shells in advance, and youve got an impressive appetizer to wow your guests with. Get our Chicken Pot Pie Bites recipe.
4. Fish Pie
Mashed Yukon Gold potatoes make a simultaneously fluffy and crunchy topping for this shepherds-pie-style take on the UKs popular pub fare. A few minutes under the broiler after baking and you can really crisp up the potato layer. Minced chives add freshness to white fish fillets; you can substitute canned as you see fit and add additional herbs for color. Get our Fish Pie recipe.
Poached chicken and cremini mushrooms are a tasty combination, especially when mingled inside a flaky pastry crust. You can substitute just about any kind of mushroom in this recipe, but whichever kind you choose, be sure to chop them on the smaller side so you can maximize the mushroom flavor in each bite. Get our Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pies recipe.
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Chowhounds vegetable pot pies can be adapted seasonallythis wintry version has parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, and fresh sage. You can use puff pastry from the freezer or make a savory pie crust yourself; whatever combination of vegetables and herbs you decide on will surely be delicious. Get our Vegetable Pot Pies recipe.
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The classic pot pie takes a low-calorie turn with a few sheets of phyllo dough instead of the traditional pastry topping. Extra-crunchy and arguably just as tasty as the original, this phyllo pot pie can easily be made as a vegetarian option (think spanakopita for inspiration) and it keeps well in the freezer. Get the Phyllo Pot Pie recipe.
This is the quintessential British pub order and it will be hard to believe youre still in your own home after you taste how rich and authentic this beef-and-beer combo is. Choose a brown ale, such as Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale, which will meld nicely with the boneless beef short ribs, or try a lager for a slightly different taste. Get our Beef Short Rib and Ale Pie recipe.
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Pizza and pot pie? Its not only possible, its completely fantastic. Shredded mozzarella, Italian sausage, and biscuit dough make these mini pizza parties a great choice for entertaining with little prep. They look as good as they taste and the pepperoni and oregano topping is an authentic touch. Get the Pizza Pot Pies recipe.Did you find this post inspiring? PIN this to your board on Pinterest!