Vegan "Chicken" Pot Pie With Gardein

Vegan chicken pot pies

The Spruce Eats / Lori Pedrick

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins

For a vegetarian and vegan pot pie main dish, try this easy homemade vegetarian pot pie recipe filled with vegan Gardein "chicken" scallopini, onions, carrots, and green peas and baked into a ramekin with thyme, sage, and other savory seasonings–all covered with a light and flaky puff pastry. You'll find that this vegetarian pot pie with vegan chicken is just as hearty and filling as any other pot pie yet much lower in fat and completely cholesterol-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Gardein vegetarian chicken scallopini (cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine (we recommend Earth Balance)
  • 6 cups vegan chicken stock
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons canola oil (divided)
  • 1 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 cup carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme (minced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sage (minced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 puff pastry sheet (rolled out to by 12x10 inches), such as Pepperidge Farm brand which contains no butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.

    Ingredients to make vegan chicken pot pies

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  2. Brown the cut Gardein scallopini in a sautee pan with 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.

    A pan with Gardein pieces cooking

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  3. To make a roux, melt the vegan margarine in a saute pan, add flour, and whisk constantly until light brown in color. Cool and set aside.

    A pan with a roux simmering

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  4. In a large soup or stock pot, heat the vegan chicken stock until gently simmering. Keep this simmering and hot for the next step.

    A pot of vegetable stock simmering

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  5. In a 5.5-quart stock pot, cook onions in canola oil for 3 minutes and add carrots, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the already-simmering vegetable stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in nutritional yeast flakes.

    A pot of vegetable stock simmering with vegetables

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  6. Add the prepared margarine and flour roux a bit at a time, and continue to cook as the sauce begins to thicken. Stir in the Gardein scallopini, tamari, and peas. Pour mixture into a large shallow pan to cool.

    A pot of vegetable cream sauce

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  7. Once the mixture is cool, pour into individual ramekins, a glass pie pan, or a small casserole dish. Cover mixture with puff pastry (be sure to leave a small excess of pastry for folding and fluting of the edge), and seal edges. Cut small slits. Bake for 35 min or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

    A casserole dish with four vegan pot pies in ramekins

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