Vegetarian Pot Pie In The Crock Pot, Really?

When I came across a recipe for a vegetarian pot pie with a biscuit crust that you could make in the crock pot – I had to try it!

Vegetarian Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Ingredients

3 Tbl olive oil
1 medium sized yellow onion – chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 cup plus 2 Tbl flour (I used un-bleached white since I was all out of wheat)
1 large potato, peeled and diced
3 cups cooked chickpeas or two 15.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup vegetable stock/broth
1 Tbl soy sauce or tamari (I used tamari)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried savory
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/ cup milk or soy milk (I used milk)

 

1. Chopped the onion and carrot.  Heat 1 Tbl oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and carrot, cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

2.  Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

3. Peel and dice the potato.

4. Lightly grease the inside of the crock pot.

 

 

5. Transfer the onion and carrot mixture to the crock pot.  Add 2 Tbl flour and mix to coat.

 

6. Add the potato, chickpeas, peas, stock, tamari, thyme and savory – mix.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

 

7. About an hour before you are ready to serve, make the crust.

8. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.

9. Quickly stir in the milk and the remain 2 Tbl olive oil until just blended.

 

 

10. Spoon the biscuit topping over the surface of the simmering vegetables.

 

11. Turn the heat to high, cover and cook for about 1 more hour – making sure the crust is cooked through.

12.  Serve within 10 – 15 minutes after the crust is done for the best taste results.

I enjoyed this and will be eating a lot of it during the week – Stella did not like it.  I think the next time that I make it I will add a little more broth, some more vegetables and double the seasonings to add a little more flavor.  I was really amazed at how light, fluffy and good the biscuit topping was!

 

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2 Responses to Vegetarian Pot Pie In The Crock Pot, Really?

  1. Candace Coffin says:

    I like the idea of more vegetables and broth. I am making a copy of this and will try it this winter!! The crust is a great idea. I imagine meat eaters could add meat. Thanks for your blog!

    • simply0637 says:

      I think it would be easy to add meat to this. I have had this as a leftover – just heated it up in the steamer – it was really good – the biscuit topping held up nicely. You are most welcome for the blog – I love doing it!

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