Easy Gluten-Free Pot Pie


 GFE Pot Pie 

Nothing brings back memories of my childhood like a pot pie. Breaking into a golden brown pastry crust to find the steaming, creamy gravy covered chunks of chicken, potatoes, carrots and green peas takes me right back to my grandmother's kitchen table. Even the trendy, beautiful people are serving up pot pies. Going gluten free doesn't mean giving up those comforting food memories of childhood. I've asked some gluten-free blogging friends to share their pot pie secrets. First is Shirley Braden of Gluten Free Easily with a quick and easy pot pie with a pour over crust: 

I love pot pie. It’s classic comfort food. But sometimes pot pies can be very time consuming to make and weigh a little too heavily on the stomach. I borrowed the concept of a pour-over crust from my Crustless Apple Pie recipe and came up with this slightly non-traditional pot pie recipe, which takes less time to make than most pot pie recipes. It has a thick, savory filling, but only a light top crust; there is no bottom crust. However, as with my other crustless pie recipes, nobody eating this pie will realize that there’s anything different or feel that anything is lacking. In fact, this is one of my most popular gfe recipes. 

I make my version using coconut milk, which means that if you omit the chicken or turkey and use vegetable broth as well, you end up with a lovely vegan pot pie. If you’re serving vegan and non-vegan guests and the latter would prefer meat, you can just serve the pot pie over the meat. So consider this idea as a way to easily accommodate vegans and carnivores at the same meal! Incidentally, if you haven’t cooked with coconut milk before, it doesn’t offer a coconut taste, but instead provides a slightly discernible, yet pleasant sweetness. Finally, the herbs and seasonings (parsley, thyme, oregano, sea salt, and peppercorn medley) ensure that this pot pie is the very definition of savory.  

Pot Pie (Turkey, Chicken, or Vegan)(Click here for a printable version of this recipe.) 


Wendy Gregory Kaho
4/13/2011 4:34:57 PM

Thank you for joining me, Shirley. It's great to have dairy-free and quick options for pot pies. And Kim, you need to make one of these ASAP. How about adding a pot pie recipe to your Cook It Allergy Free iPhone app?

Shirley @ gfe
4/13/2011 12:41:18 PM

I really appreciate the opportunity to guest post here, Wendy and MEN folks! We're still experiencing weather cold enough to enjoy a good pot pie so I hope everyone will give either my recipe or yours a try, Wendy. There really IS such a thing as a good gluten-free pot pie! Shirley

Kim (Cook It Allergy Free)
4/12/2011 11:12:26 AM

Wow! What a beautiful pot-pie, Shirley. It has been years since I made a chicken one. I think that I will be definitely making this. My kids have never even tried pot-pie, believe it or not. I think this will be a favorite, full of all of their favorite ingredients.! Thanks for the recipe!

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