A comfort food classic, made vegan! Vegan Pot Pie is ready in about an hour, and makes a delicious main dish for any holiday. I suggest making the pie crusts ahead of time, or use store bought vegan pie crusts to make this even easier!
Long ago before my vegan days, I LOVED chicken pot pie. Actually, I’m not sure I ever had home cooked pot pie, but I frequently bought and ate the Marie Callender’s frozen mini pie. The flaky crust, the delicious filling, oh I loved it.
Well this Vegan Pot Pie is like a million times tastier than the one I used to eat! It’s total comfort food. Perfect for a holiday celebration, Sunday family dinner, a potluck or just a weekday! I’m making this as the main dish for Thanksgiving this year, in place of the usual Vegan Meatloaf (also an excellent and yummy choice!).
What is the “chicken” in vegan pot pie?
I used tofurky brand vegan chicken I found in the refrigerator section of my local store. It was delicious! You could also use seitan, or any other vegan “chicken” you can find. Baked tofu chunks also work well, or simply leave it out and use veggies and potatoes. It’s good either way!
How do you make Vegan Pot Pie?
First, make your pie crusts (or use store bought vegan crusts to make this recipe super simple!). You will need a double recipe.
Line a 9-inch pie crust with one of the crusts, wrap one in plastic wrap and chill them both in the fridge while you make the filling.
Make the filling in a large skillet, then fill the pie crust with it. Roll out the other crust and carefully cover the pie with it. Trim the excess, and seal with your fingers or a fork. Bake for 45 minutes, cut and serve!
Can you freeze Vegan Pot Pie?
Yes, this pot pie freezes well. You can freeze slices of it, or the whole pie. Simply cook as instructed, then let it cool completely before freezing. I prefer freezing it in slices, as it’s much easier to re-heat for quick meals.
If you like this recipe, you might enjoy one of these as well:
- Double Recipe Easy Vegan Pie Crust
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas)
- 1 large russet potato, chopped into small chunks
- 8 ounces vegan "chicken" or baked tofu, cut into chunks, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Make a double recipe of Easy Vegan Pie Crust. Split the dough in half.
- Transfer half the pie crust dough to a 9-inch pie pan. Push it evenly into the pan, trim off any excess, and place in the fridge to cool while you make the filling.
- Wrap the other ball of pie crust dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge as well.
Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, 1-2 minutes.
Whisk in the flour, vegetable broth and unsweetened almond milk. Then add the mixed vegetables, potato and vegan chicken or tofu, if using. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
Pour the filling into the pie crust lined pan. Roll out the other pie crust on a lightly floured surface, and carefully cover the pie with it. Trim any overhang, and seal the edges with a fork or your fingers. Cut a few slits in the middle of the top crust.
Bake for 45 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Cut, serve and enjoy!
- May use my recipe for Easy Pie Crust (double recipe), or use store bought vegan crusts.
- I used tofurky brand vegan chicken, but I also like using baked tofu. You may also use chopped seitan, or simply use the veggies and potatoes.
- Vegan Pot Pie freezes well. You can freeze slices, or the whole pie. Cool completely before freezing.