Introduction: Personal Pot Pie - From Leftovers!

Every time I make a pot pie, I always seems to have leftover "stuffing" and a tad bit of dough. I have always hated throwing them out or in the compost so I brainstormed this way to use the leftovers.

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You could also do with with a full batch of ingredients and make a half dozen of your own "frozen dinners".

Step 1: Tools & Ingredients

  • 5" Pie Pan or Cast Iron
  • Pie Dough
  • Knife
  • Pie Stuffing (Potatoes, Corn, Peas, Carrots, Onions, Broth, Celery)
  • Ziploc Bag - Optional

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Note: I use the Lodge 5" Cast Iron Skillet. They are about $7 each so its not too expensive to buy a few to freeze a multiple pies at a time.

Step 2: Roll Dough

  • Roll your dough out flat.
  • Make sure your pie dough is larger than your pan!

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Note: If you don't have enough dough, just add a little flour and water to increase the volume just enough.

Step 3: Cut Dough

  • Lay your pie crust in your pan
  • Take your knife and cut around the outside of your pan. (leave an extra 1/4" dough to roll over edge.)

Step 4: Add Filling

Add your leftover filling.

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If you are starting from scratch:

  • Add all veggies in a saucepan with broth, saute for 10 min.
  • Add flour.
  • Add milk and stir until mixture starts to thicken.

Step 5: Bake Your Pie

  • Look at how delicious that is! Can you believe this used to go in the trash?
  • If you are saving it for later, grab a ziplock!

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Ready To Cook?

Preheat Oven to 375.

Cook for about 30 min. (until crust is golden brown.)

Step 6: Cover & Freeze

If you are using leftovers, you probably already have a large pot pie in your oven!

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  • Slide pan into freezer bag. (Ziplock sandwich bag fits a 5" cast iron perfectly.)
  • Suck extra air out of bag and close.
  • Stick in freezer to enjoy later!

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