Mar 6, 2021

pot pie with pizza crust



Time: 30 minutes
Dishes: large pot, baking sheet, oven 

Hello, hello Dear Readers!

I heard of the idea of using pizza dough as the crust of a pot pie, so when I first made this meatless, vegetarian and vegan dish, I made a pizza crust (baking it into the pan first) and then adding the pot pie filling and baking it a bit more. Well,.. it didn't turn out quite as I intended, but the flavors were great and my son-in-law asked me to make it again.

This time I just baked the crust as a pizza crust, topped with some vegan cheese, and served it along side the pot pie. This turned out to be faster, not as messy, not as soggy, but still very tasty. 

Although you might expect the crust to be on the bottom of the pot pie, it turns out better as more of a top to the pot pie. Roll the pizza dough into a regular pizza-looking crust, or cut into circles and then top them on to bowls of the pot pie. 

My husband, however, defied my logic and added the crust to the bowl, topped the crust with the filling and then used a knife and fork to eat it. He liked it that way, so I say more power to him.

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Speedy Cooking Tips:

  • If dough is refrigerated allow it to warm first.
  • The pizza takes about 15 minutes to bake; start there.
  • Make the filling while the crust bakes.
  • Finish with the nondairy milk while the cheese melts, if using.
  • Serve the crust with the filling - under, over or next to each other.

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Pot Pie with Pizza Crust

Makes 4 servings 


Preheat oven to 450-F

12 to 16-ounces pizza dough

4 to 6 slices vegan cheese (optional)

1 teaspoon olive oil

10-ounces vegan chicken-style strips or Savory Tofu

1/2 onion, chopped fine

3 medium carrots, sliced thin

2 cup chopped green beans or zucchini

1/2 cup corn or peas (optional)

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoon Easy Savory Broth Mix or 2 teaspoons Better Than Bullion

2 1/2 cups unsweetened, plain nondairy milk

1. Crust: Allow pizza dough to come to room temperature, if chilled. Roll out to 12-inches. Place on a baking sheet and spray with oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until browned. If adding cheese, bake for 10 minutes, add cheese and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove and cut into wedges. 

2. Protein: Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the protein and cook until browned, using a lid, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Chop when cool, if needed.

3. Vegetables: Add the onion, carrot, green beans and corn to the now empty skillet. Cook over medium heat, using a lid, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir as needed:

4. Gravy: Add the flour and broth mix to the Vegetables. Mix well and cook 3 minutes.

5.  Add the milk to the Gravy, 1/4-cup at a time, while stirring until smooth, to prevent lumps. Add the chopped Protein. Season to taste. Bring to simmer and cook until Vegetables are tender. Serve with the Crust on top or as a side. 

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  1. Oooh... pot pie AND cheesy pizza?? This looks like the perfect cold weather dinner.

    1. It is! No matter where the pizza crust is placed :D


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