Biscuit Topped Chickpea Pot Pie
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Comfort food never tasted so good with this Biscuit Topped Chickpea Pot Pie! It features a vegan cheddar biscuit topping and is full of vegetables and chickpeas. Pretty darn easy to make, too!
Biscuit Topped Chickpea Pot Pie is a bit easier to make than classic Vegan Pot Pie recipe which calls for pie crust. It is oh-so-comforting and full of vegetables and chickpeas instead of chicken!
This pot pie would be perfect for bringing to a potluck or serving to non-vegan company. All eaters will enjoy this dish!
It’s fun to make, too. First, make the filling on the stovetop. Transfer to a 9 x 13 inch dish and bake while you make the biscuit topping. Drop the biscuit dough onto the filling and bake a bit longer until they are cooked through. That’s it!
Special Dietary Options for Chickpea Pot Pie:
- Make it Oil Free: Use water instead of olive oil for sautéing, and instead of this biscuit recipe use my Easy Vegan Biscuits instead, which are oil free. Instead of rolling and cutting them, you can simply drop the dough onto the filling.
- For Gluten Free: Use a quality all purpose gluten free flour in place of the all purpose flour, both in the filling (for thickening) and in the biscuit topping.
- Nut Free: Simply use a different non-dairy milk, such as coconut, soy, oat or rice. Make sure it is unsweetened and unflavored (no vanilla!).
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Biscuit Topped Chickpea Pot Pie
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped small
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened, unflavored almond milk
- 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas)
- 1 large russet potato, peeled and chopped small
- 15 ounces (1 can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored almond milk
- 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shreds, optional
Pot Pie Filling
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and lightly oil a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in the flour, then slowly pour in the vegetable broth and then the almond milk. Bring to boil and stir or whisk until smooth and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Now add the mixed vegetables, chopped potato and drained/rinsed chickpeas. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Add salt, to taste.
- Transfer the filling into the casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes while you make the biscuit topping.
- In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt together. Then pour in the melted butter and almond milk and mix with a spoon to combine. Stir in the cheese if using.
- Remove the casserole dish from the oven after 15 minutes, and quickly drop about 1/4 cup of the biscuit dough at a time, evenly, over the pot pie filling.
- Return the dish to the oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes or so, until the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired and serve.
- Oil Free: Use water in place of olive oil. Instead of the biscuits here, use my Easy Vegan Biscuits instead, which are oil free. You don't need to roll and cut them, but simply drop them onto the filling. Omit the vegan cheese as well.
- Gluten Free: In place of all purpose flour in both the filling and the biscuits, use a quality gluten free all purpose flour. It should work pretty well, though I haven't personally tested it.
- Nut Free: You can substitute coconut, soy, oat or even rice milk for the almond milk. Just make sure the milk is unsweetened and unflavored (no vanilla!).
- To make this recipe easier, you could use store bought biscuits from a can. Some brands are vegan but some are not, so make sure to check the ingredients list.
- Refrigerate leftover casserole, covered for 3-4 days. May also be frozen in portions, or whole once cooled completely.
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