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Veggie Pot Pie With Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Try making the Gluten-free crust to go with this hearty vegetable pot pie.

Veggie Pot Pie

Photo: Stephanie Weaver/Recipe Renovator

With carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, celery, and some homemade mushroom gravy, this pot pie includes lots of different tastes and colors.

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

You can use sorghum flour if you have allergies to anything in the Gluten-free flour mix. Or, you can use this recipe with regular flour. Just skip the xanthan gum and use 3 tablespoons of milk. For the milk, I’ve used rice, soy, hemp, regular and skim milk and they all work fine. And, I like corn oil, or a corn/canola blend, but any kind of light vegetable oil will work.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups Gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Method:

  1. Sift and measure the flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl, adding the xanthan gum. Add the milk and oil. Stir with a fork just until it comes together into a ball. It will be streaky.
  2. Roll out between two sheets of waxed paper, following the steps in the video. If you are making a double-crust pie, measure the ingredients into two separate bowls. (I don’t know why, but it never works as well to double the recipe.)
  3. Most pies bake about 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Veggie Pot Pie

For this recipe, try making mushroom gravy or organic mushroom soup.

You can also use texturized vegetable protein (TVP) in place of the tempeh or tofu. Put one cup of filtered water in the microwave and heat to boiling. Pour over one cup of TVP and let sit while prepping the veggies. Stir in at the end before adding to the pie pan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 gluten-free pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups mushroom gravy or organic mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 package tempeh or firm tofu, cubed

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a pie pan with cooking spray. Put a large saute pan on medium-high heat and add oil. Add the veggies as you prep them. Stir with each addition.
  2. Scrub the veggies and dice them, in this order: onion, carrot, potato, sweet potato, celery, peas.
  3. Add the tempeh or tofu and stir. Put everything into the pie pan. Pour the gravy or soup over the top and mix well. Cover with the pie crust, cutting slits in the top as shown. Bake for 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

Courtesy of Recipe Renovator

Stephanie Weaver

Stephanie Weaver, aka The Recipe Renovator, currently lives in San Diego, and loves taking recipes and remaking them with healthier ingredients. She has a Master's in public health in nutrition education from the University of Illinois, and writes as a home cook with a love of delicious, healthy food. Please visit her blog Recipe Renovator.

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  • http://www.OneNationUnderMom.com Alok Appadurai

    I just posted this question yesterday regarding a Turkey PotPie recipe: “Does this recipe work equally with fake meat? I LOVED turkey potpies as a kid but haven't found any really good veg versions.” Not sure if you read my mind but Thanks for the veg option!!

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