Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie

Everytime I make this pot pie it gets rave reviews. It’s really great with vegan chicken, especially for omnivores but of course it can be left out or replaced with tofu if you desire. I make my own vegan condensed soup to add to mixed vegetables and fresh spinach for a delicious filling. This dish is so easy and it’s sure to be a big hit!

Produce On Parade - Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie - Everytime I make this pot pie it gets rave reviews. It’s really great with vegan chicken, especially for omnivores but of course it can be left out or replaced with tofu if you desire. I make my own vegan condensed soup to add to mixed vegetables and fresh spinach for a delicious filling. This dish is so easy and it’s sure to be a big hit!

Have you ever been surrounded by people who are the complete opposite of you politically and with regards to your values, especially those with disparaging views towards minority groups and repressed individuals. Raise your hand up high; you’re in good company. All I can say is hang in there and laugh when you can.

I’m an Alaskan at heart but according to my beliefs I should live in Hippie-Town-Liberal-Peace-Loving Oregontown (yes, that’s a real place, but please don’t fact check it). Sometimes this really gets me down. It just plain sucks having so many folks surround you that don’t strive for equality, or peace, or tolerance. Bigotry is rampant and it’s smothering sometimes.

Just because someone doesn’t agree with your morals doesn’t make them a bad person and you may even like them but goddamn, it makes it hard sometimes. I’ve been accused of being naive and too soft-hearted on more than one occasion but I’ll put my foot down on this one. Okay, getting down from my dusty soapbox. Thank you for letting me rant, now let’s eat pie.

Produce On Parade - Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie - Everytime I make this pot pie it gets rave reviews. It’s really great with vegan chicken, especially for omnivores but of course it can be left out or replaced with tofu if you desire. I make my own vegan condensed soup to add to mixed vegetables and fresh spinach for a delicious filling. This dish is so easy and it’s sure to be a big hit!

Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie


Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie
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Everytime I make this pot pie it gets rave reviews. It’s really great with vegan chicken, especially for omnivores but of course it can be left out or replaced with tofu if you desire. I make my own vegan condensed soup to add to mixed vegetables and fresh spinach for a delicious filling. This dish is so easy and it’s sure to be a big hit!

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mushroom powder (optional)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain soymilk, divided
  • 2 (9 in) prepared pie crusts (I buy them pre-made in the refrigerated section)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10 oz) bag frozen mixed vegetables, cooked according to package
  • 1 (8 oz) package vegan ‘chicken’ strips, chopped (I use Tofurky Lightly Seasoned Chicken Meat Alternative in the refrigerated section)
  • 2 cups torn fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp white pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the flour, garlic and mushroom powder; whisk frequently until lightly browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the vegetable broth and ½ cup of soymilk. Cook over medium heat whisking frequently until thickened, about 5-8 minutes. I like to use a hand blender towards the end to ensure a super smooth texture. Set aside.
  2. Line a 9” pie dish with the bottom crust. Poke holes all over the bottom with a fork. Preheat oven to 375°F degrees.
  3. In a large soup pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until fragrant and softened, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ½ cup of soymilk, mixed veggies, chicken strips, spinach, salt, thyme, pepper. Stir well to combine then add in the soup. Mix the filling well, remove from heat and to the pie dish.
  4. Roll out the top crust and place overtop of the filling; seal the edges and remove any excess dough. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape; brush the top with soymilk if desired.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes until the crust is lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.


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    Yield: 1 pie (6 slices)
Produce On Parade - Easy Vegan 'Chicken' Pot Pie - Everytime I make this pot pie it gets rave reviews. It’s really great with vegan chicken, especially for omnivores but of course it can be left out or replaced with tofu if you desire. I make my own vegan condensed soup to add to mixed vegetables and fresh spinach for a delicious filling. This dish is so easy and it’s sure to be a big hit!

Tofu Pot Pie Casserole

Did everyone have a nice Columbus Day? I work for a nonprofit native foundation and we get the day off from work, but we certainly don't call it Columbus Day. We call it "Family Wellness Day" and I think that is much more appropriate. Do you know anyone or any group that abstains from celebrating good ol' Columbus? I spent the day organizing the kitchen and guest room, and just generally toiling away at home. 

Well, it's that time again. Time to clean out the fridge before a vacation! Usually this means some sort of soup, but I wanted to make something different and I remembered that I had a package of phyllo dough in the fridge. Now, I'd like to be able to tell you that the dough wasn't a few months shy of it's one year birthday...but that would be a lie. Yes, in fact the last time I used the dough was for this recipe. I know, it's completely shameful, but "waste not, want not" is what my Grandma D always says. The phyllo was totally fine. It was in an unopened roll...that shiz lasts forever. Unless it's opened, then it lasts about two minutes. Phyllo can be a tricksy monster. 

Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!

It's now a horrible race to take my photographs without surrendering to the artificial lamp. The sun begins to wane at about 4 pm, as you can see from the photos in this post. I suspect this is the last post without the dreaded lamp.  

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
— Alice Walker
Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!

A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!

Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
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Tofu Pot Pie Casserole
A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 celery ribs and leaves, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes (about 12 oz.), diced small
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15 oz. can of sweet peas, drained
  • 1 heaping cup of frozen sweet corn
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • scant 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 12oz. block of firm tofu, drained and cubed small
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herbs
  • 1 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, divided
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 sheets of phyllo dough (about ½ a roll)
Instructions
In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low. Add the celery and potatoes, bringing the heat to medium and sauté for about 5-8 minutes. Then add the onion and garlic. Sauté another 5 minutes. Add the peas and corn and sauté for 3 minutes. Now, add the milk stirring well to combine. Slowly add in the flour, stirring to combine and ensuring there are no lumps. Stir in the tofu.Mix in the remaining ingredients, excluding the phyllo dough and reserving 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast. Preheat oven to 350 F and coat a large 9 x 13 casserole dish with a nonstick cooking spray. Place 4 sheets of phyllo dough down then cover with half of the pot pie mixture. Add another 4 sheets of dough, then the other half of the mixture. Finish with 4 sheets of dough, coating them with a bit of olive oil and sprinkling with 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast. Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes and serve hot.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6
Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!
Produce On Parade - Tofu Pot Pie Casserole - A sturdy and healthy tofu pot pie casserole made with phyllo dough and common vegetables. Quick and easy for a weekday dinner!

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Casserole --> stoofschotel (stoofs-ho-tull)

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Do you know someone who suffers from multiple sclerosis? Invite them read this new study on the benefits of a low-fat, vegan diet on the disease here. It's worth a shot! That's actually how Todd and I became vegan. Not because of MS, but through seeking relief from rheumatoid arthritis.