This Easy Chickpea Pot Pie is packed with a creamy vegetable filling and wrapped in a buttery crust (and best of all, you just need one pan to make it)! Your vegetarian dinner just got a lot less boring.
Course Main Dishes
Keyword chickpea pot pie, vegetable pot pie, vegetarian pot pie
Occasion Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Veggies: Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, corn, and celery. Cook until veggies are tender and brightly colored, about 10 minutes. Transfer veggies to a bowl and wipe pan clean.
Sauce: Melt butter in the cast iron over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt, and pepper, cooking until flour loses its raw floury smell, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth to form a thick sauce. Remove from heat and whisk to cool slightly, then slowly whisk in cream. Stir cooked veggies, fresh or frozen peas, and drained chickpeas into the sauce.
Assemble: Top cast iron with puff pastry crust (either woven into strips or the entire dough covering the pie with slits cut in it to vent hot air). Trim the edges and tuck dough inside the pan. Brush with egg and set in the oven (put a large baking sheet on a rack below to protect against leaks.) Bake for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Store leftover pie in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat, microwave in 15 second increments or place in the oven until warm. Veganize this recipe:
Egg: Since the egg is used to brush onto the top of the pie, you can simply omit this step. If you’d still like to give the pot pie a glaze, you can brush it with the vegan butter of your choice.
Butter: Butter is one of the easiest ingredients to veganize. Simply swap it out and replace it with the plant-based butter of your choice.
Heavy Cream: For a heavy cream substitute, you use coconut or soy milk.
What if I don’t have all of the listed vegetables? Omitting one or two (or even three) of them won’t hurt. Simply use what you have on hand, and your healthy pot pie will be delicious.