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Savory ‘Chicken’ Pot Pie

1/4 cup vegetable bouillon or faux chicken broth powder
2 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (available at health-food stores)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 15.5-oz. can white potatoes, drained and cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups frozen or canned and drained mixed corn kernels, peas, and diced carrots
1/2  lb. faux chicken, cut into tiny cubes (try Morningstar Farms’ Meal Starters Chik’n Strips)
1 box puff pastry sheets

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix the vegetable bouillon or faux chicken broth powder with the hot water to make stock. Set aside.
  • Combine the nutritional yeast and flour in a large pot and stir constantly over low heat until lightly toasted. Add the oil, stirring to make a roux. Slowly whisk in the stock, garlic salt, and pepper. Add the vegetables and faux chicken. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry and place in a 9-inch pie dish, trimming to fit. Place the pastry in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until it starts to puff. Remove the pastry from the oven, pour the filling into it, and place the other sheet of puff pastry on top, cutting and pressing together the edges and making several 1-inch slices on top to allow the steam to escape. Continue baking for approximately 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed.

Makes 6 servings

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    • vegan_boy says:

      I wish they made a “chicken” pot pie like they sell them but put no chicken in it ….. and a world with no animal cruelty just so people can … eat… the meat…. I wish all people just went vegan and then animals would live a happy life … ;( I hate people who do this kill gods creatures just for people’s pleasures… to eat … meat…it should be a illegal or you get arrested … that’s how I feel at least…. :I

    • vegan_boy says:

      I wish they made a “chicken” pot pie like they sell them but put no chicken in it ….. and a world with no animal cruelty just so people can … eat… the meat…. I wish all people just went vegan and then animals would live a happy life … ;( I hate people who do this kill gods creatures just for people’s pleasures… to eat … meat…it should be a illegal or you get arrested … that’s how I feel at least…. :I

    • Suki says:

      I made this recipe with store bought pie crusts and minus the nutritional yeast and faux chicken and it was amazing. I missed the idea of pot pie so much after I went vegan and now I can have it again! And I dare say it’s better (and healthier) than any pot pie I had in the past. Thanks PETA!

    • Linda says:

      Yes, ‘skeptical’ of ‘mock meats’, as processed, probably GMO soy, is not healthy. I would be interested in knowing the calorie count of your recipes, if possible.

    • Djima_girlcheffypants says:

      I just made this recipe for dinner, instead of buying a pie crust I made a simple one at home useing wheat flour, butter, and water. I did omit the faux chicken and just had the veggies. Still turned out amazing. Also I used flavored EVOO instead of plain veggie. :)

    • Fannie Farmer (Mrs.) says:

      Qourn’s faux chicken is recommended by one commenter – I wonder if they are aware that “rehydrated egg white” is the second ingredient listed on that product.

    • Christine M says:

      I love this recipe and it is easy to make!! I use reduced sodium vegetable stock instead of the bouillon and water and garlic powder instead of salt. I also cut the oil in half and replace that with vegetable stock. I am thinking about cutting the oil entirely the next time I make it.

    • Connie says:

      we’ve been vegetarian for a year and I missed some of my comfort foods. I altered this a bit and it was delish. I used a vegetable stock and a little less flour. I used fresh vegetables that I pre cooked in the microwave. I used a frozen bottom pie crust and then topped with a thinly sliced and precooked potatoe. It was yummy but be careful because the rich gravy is so heavy the tin almost folded in half going into the oven!

    • MS Dee says:

      You can make a pretty fast and tasty pot pie without meat. I am skeptical of these mock meats. I’d just use veggies.

    • Dani says:

      Forgot to mention in my last post, use fresh vegetables instead of canned, it is so much better that way! We used brocolli, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Yum!

    • Dani says:

      We made this using the vegi bouillon and it was so salty it was almost inedible. So we tried it again using vegi stock and only garlic powder, but no garlic salt and it was incredibly bland. We found a balance between the two by using the vegi stock but keeping the garlic salt. We also found it to be much more flavorful by adding thyme and sesame seeds to the “gravy”. Also recommend using Quorn chicken cutlets for the faux chicken. We prefer the texture over Morningstar’s.

    • Lori says:

      I was too rushed the other night to answer Jonesy’s comment of trepidation about this pot pie recipe, but now I would like to assure him or her that it is really not that difficult. I originally looked it up because my 87 year old vegetarian dad commented to me that the only thing that he missed from his meat eating days was “good old chicken pot pie.” Since our entire family is vegetarian, we usually try to congregate so that we can share our shared convictions. The first time that I made this recipe it was really a disaster because the puff pastry got too soft and then it tore and glopped all over the place. Ever since then, I have used pie crusts instead (watch out for Pillsbury if you aren’t making it yourself, because it has lard in it). Now, as long as I don’t completely thaw the crusts and if I wet my fingers, it works just fine. The yeast flakes make a super delicious and authentic tasting gravy. I thought they would be hard to find, but they are in Sprouts and just about every health food store. Don’t hesitate to make this recipe because it is now one of our family’s very favorites for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
      I would also recommend that you use two skillets instead of a large pan to start off with. Also, it is critical to clear your counters so that you have space to work! Enjoy!

    • Jonesy says:

      Hmmm, this sounds pretty intense. I only wish you had posted a picture. I am very skeptical of recipes without many pictures or reviews simply because I hate to waste food, but I am willing to experiment so long as no cruelty is involved in my experimenting….. ;)

    • Tracy says:

      Made this today. It is delicious!

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