Pot pie is the epitome of winter comfort food.
And there is no reason we need to wait until we have an extra large turkey dinner or a leftover roast chicken to enjoy this pastry topped wonder. Because, as this Almost-Veggie Pot Pie proves, pot pie is so much more than it’s poultry parts.
The combination of vegetables, an enriched broth that becomes almost velvety, and a buttery pastry topping makes this a winning dish. Now, here’s where the “almost” comes in – there’s pancetta. Because, let’s be honest, bacon just makes everything tastes better.
That being said, if you were looking for a strictly veg option, Dara tested it minus the pancetta with some added sun-dried tomatoes and paprika for a salty smokey bite and it was still darn right tasty. But we will say, if you don’t need a full on veg version, pancetta all the way.
And just like it’s chicken counterpart, we’ve used store-bought puff pastry to make this a weeknight friendly meal.
If there ever was the perfect winter meal, this is it.
Erin & Dara1