45 Best Pot Pie Recipes

45 Best Pot Pie Recipes
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If you're looking for the perfect food to get you all warm inside on a cold day, then a hearty pot pie is going to be the perfect choice for you.

This deliciously filling comfort food may seem simple at first: a flaky crust, beef, and some vegetables, and you're done.

But pot pies are actually incredibly varied. Different types of crust, different fillings, vegan and non-vegan variants, preparation methods, and much more.

And this list is here to help you choose a pot pie recipe that best fits your tastes!

With the 41 best pot pie recipes, it'll be easy to find one that makes your mouth water.

So, let's get started, shall we?

1. Chicken Pot Pie

Let's start off strong with a classical type of pot pie.

Chicken pot pies are one of the most traditional types, and for good reason - Not only is it delicious and tender on the mouth, but it's also incredibly easy to make with whatever leftover chicken you have.

But what really makes this particular chicken pot pie recipe special is the delicious texture of its creamy sauce.

Serve this pie with some mashed potatoes and gravy, and you'll be feeling so comfy you'll want to sleep for 2 days straight.

2. Pizza Pot Pie

Do you want something completely different from chicken pot pie?

Then here's something a little more unusual for you: Pizza pot pie.

As expected of this pie, you throw in all of the most traditional pizza ingredients - mozzarella cheese, oregano, pepperoni, tomato, and more.

If you like both pizzas, and pot pies, then this one is perfect for you!

3. Beef Pot Pie

And we're back to another traditional recipe.

This recipe will leave anyone craving for more - incredibly tender beef coated with a layer of delicious gravy, which is enhanced by a touch of Red Wine to increase the flavor profile of the sauce.

Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!

4. Chicken Pot Pie With Biscuits

Another chicken pot pie recipe, but this time with a twist: you add biscuits.

These biscuits will add great texture to the composition of the pie, and it also gives you the perfect ingredient to dip into the creamy sauce of the pie.

And what's more, this recipe is incredibly cheap and easy to make and can be ready in as little as 35 minutes.

5. Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Pie

Do you love cheeseburgers?

Do you like pot pies?

Then I'm pleased to introduce you to a recipe that'll be your friend for years to come!

Bacon, ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise, and more, that you typically find in a burger. Except it's on a pot pie.

This is a perfect recipe for days when you want to treat yourself right.

6. KFC Chicken Pot Pie

Do you like KFC chicken pot pie but you don't want to stand in line for an eternity waiting for your order? Or order food delivery, only for it to arrive cold?

Then the solution to your problem is here!

With this recipe, you can mimic this delicious KFC meal, with a good combination of fresh herbs and spices just like KFC's, and has a sauce just as creamy.

But unlike KFC's version, you can actually modify this recipe to your tastes!

If you want a leaner, less fatty, version of this recipe, just use less cream and milk.

If you don't like one of the vegetables, swap it out for another.

And what's best: all from the comfort of your home.

7. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Another chicken pot pie with a twist: it's the perfect size to eat with your hands.

If you want some as delectable snacks for a party, or to snack on them throughout the day (or night if you're night-raiding your fridge), then these are the ideal ones for you.

But that's not all.

Because you just need four ingredients to make this recipe.

That's right, just four.

It's extremely easy, quick, and cheap to make, even more so than most other options.

Furthermore, the unique texture and eating experience of finger foods are very different from a traditional pie, and you can get more of each ingredient with a single bite.

And as if all of this wasn't enough, the small size of this recipe makes it much faster to cook it.

8. Flaky & Buttery Ham Pot Pie

This delicious uses crescent roll dough instead of the traditional pie crust, to create its crust.

This type of dough is generally used for croissants, so you can expect this pie to be incredibly crusty.

Not only that, but it replaces the chicken with ham, as the name implies. So if you're a pork lover, this pie's automatically got some extra points with you.

9. Vegetarian Pot Pie

A creamy pie filled with a bunch of delicious vegetables whose flavors develop and blend into the sauce, this recipe is a great choice for anyone, not just vegetarians, and goes toe-to-toe with other meat and fish-based pot pies.

Aromatic herbs, varied textures from different vegetables, and refreshing spices are a sure-fire way to get a delicious meal.

And what's more: it's incredibly easy to make it delicious just by using leftovers in your fridge and throwing it all together.

So, whether or not you're a vegetarian, you should definitely try this one out.

10. Beef & Mushrooms Pot Pie

This traditional combination of ingredients - beef and mushrooms - is one you can't go wrong with.

But this isn't just any beef and mushrooms recipe, it blows others out of the water.

The sauce, in particular, is fantastic - with the addition of ale beer to the recipe, the sauce gains an incredibly powerful flavor.

Oh, and did I mention this recipe adds some bacon too?

I mean, what doesn't get better with more bacon in it?

11. Turkey Pot Pie

Got some leftover turkey after Thanksgiving?

Don't let it go to waste!

Make full use of it, and create a delicious pie using the leftover roasted turkey.

Whether you freeze this pie and eat it over time, or you make it for your whole family during a gathering, this recipe is a sure hit.

12. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

This is a classic recipe for delicious chicken pot pie, except it is done in a casserole form.

Not only that, but it also adds biscuits.

In fact, the recipe's writer calls this "Chicken Pot Pie Bubble Up", because the refrigerated biscuits start bubbling when it starts cooking up.

Delicious, simple, and classic.

13. Black Bean Pot Pie

This meatless pot pie is full of strong flavors - beans, peppers, cilantro, and other condiments make this dish so comforting it touches your soul.

The recipe is also a double-crust pie crust, and has a little bit of spiciness with some pepper flakes and cayenne pepper, while the acidity of the lime juice combined with cilantro results in a refreshing pie.

14. Steak & Potato Pot Pie

Simple but effective, steak and potatoes is a safe combination that is sure to satisfy anyone.

But that's not all - this recipe is slower cooked than most others on this list, and can take more than 3 hours to make.

And while this isn't a recipe you can just throw your leftovers onto and eat 30 minutes after to satiate your hunger, it does have its benefits.

The slow cooking makes sure the steak is cooked to perfection and pulls apart on the slightest touch and lets all of the ingredients fully develop and spread their flavors, resulting in incredible flavors.

15. Crescent Braid Chicken Pot Pie

Do you want to try a different shape for your pot pie?

Then this recipe just might be for you.

Instead of making a traditional round-shaped pie, this one is elongated, almost like a baguette, with dough and braids that result in an incredibly flaky crust.

The shape and braids can even let you eat them with your hands without much issue.

16. Cottage Beef Pot Pie

This recipe is an incredibly tasty version of the beef and potatoes pot pie, except it uses stout beer to empower the sauce to greater heights and increase the range of flavors.

It also includes parsnips.

Instead of using a mashed potato crust like the traditional cottage pie, this recipe uses flaky pastry instead and includes lots of potatoes in the filling, to have both the texture and feel of a flaky pastry while keeping loyal to the recipe by having potatoes.

17. Chicken Alfredo Pot Pie

One of the best variants of chicken pot pies, Chicken Alfredo pie takes inspiration from the American version of Fettucine Alfredo, by adding broccoli and chicken.

And, of course, loads of cheese and butter, maybe making this the creamiest recipe in this thread.

It's enough cheese and butter to make you taste the sauce even while you sleep.

18. Fish Pot Pie

Land ingredients aren't the only ones you can use on pot pies. Seafood also makes for excellent recipes worthy of your attention.

And this one is topped with crispy pastry on top, with 2-3 different types of fish that are available to you.

Cod, Tilapia, Salmon, and Monkfish, are just a few of the many fish that work wonders for a fish pot pie.

19. Lobster Pot Pie

If you want a truly decadent pot pie, this is the one for you.

Lobster cooked in a seafood stock that is combined with Sherry wine to create a delectable fusion that leaves a lasting memory.

And it's not just delicious either - it looks beautiful. Creamy goodness with red lobster parts sticking out, involved in the colorfulness of vegetables and condiments, this pie is sure to impress.

20. Tikka Masala Bean Pot Pie

For Indian food lovers, this recipe is a home run.

Beans, broccoli, and a bunch of other condiments combine with tikka masala paste to create a mouth-watering recipe with flavors that will have you cleaning your plate every time you eat it, and giving flavors that will stay on your mouth long after you've finished your meal.

And uniquely, it does not use flour or dough to create its crust.

Squash and mashed potatoes are used instead.

This results in a dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan alternative to pot pies and they're not any lesser than its meat-based and dairy-based siblings.

21. Shrimp Pot Pie

Another seafood recipe, this time using the shrimp as the main star of the dish.

White wine is used for the sauce, and combined with loads of other condiments and vegetables.

It even includes a little bit of a kick with cayenne pepper and red chili flakes.

All of this combines in a pie that is quick to make and tastes phenomenal.

22. Tater Tot Pie

Instead of using the more traditional biscuits, tater tots are used instead to have a much crispier texture to the dish.

This is a great variant to add to your repertoire of pot pie recipes, and surprise guests with a novel experience!

23. French Onion Pot Pie

Pot pies are incredible comfort foods.

French onion soups are also, incredible comfort foods.

So why not combine the two together?

The idea for this dish is simple: what if used French onion soup as filling?

But that's not enough, you also add in some ground beef, and voilá, you have a glorious pie that is cheesy, juicy, and extremely comfy.

24. Jumbo Lump Crab Pot Pie

Done in an hour, this exquisite crabmeat dish can take your pot pie game to the next level.

Well-seasoned, and with a touch of brandy during its preparation, this recipe is certainly going to make anyone who tastes it fall in love.

25. Chili & Cornbread Pot Pie

Chili lovers, rejoice. This recipe uses delicious, well-seasoned chili beef as filling, and has cornmeal for its crust. And to top it all off: sour cream as a topping.

This is the perfect pie to eat while under a blanket on a cold winter night and help you relax after a long day.

26. Lamb Pot Pie

A delicious lamb shoulder recipe with red wine and rosemary served with buttered peas on the side that has incredibly soft and tender meat that basically melts in your mouth.

I'm salivating already.

And if you use this recipe, you will too.

27. Hogwarts' Butter Mushrooms Pot Pie

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat a meal straight out of a fantasy world?

Wonder no more.

Inspired by Harry Potter's pot pie baked by house elves, this is a vegan recipe that puts mushrooms as the star of the dish, accompanied by soy sauce, maple syrup, vegan butter, almond milk, and a bunch of vegetables, to create a magical pot pie.

28. Cheese, Ham, & Broccoli Pot Pie

An incredibly easy-to-make pot pie, with ham, broccoli, and other vegetables, all surrounded by a juicy sauce based on chicken stock, milk, and condiments.

This is another recipe that's good to use when you have leftovers from holidays.

And if you love pot pies enough, you can make both the turkey leftovers pot pie, and accompany it with small little cheesy ham and broccoli pot pies.

29. Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie

Mountains of artichoke, combined with shredded chicken are a fantastic combination that makes this a great, light pot pie.

But it's not just light, it's delicious too, and incredibly cheap to make.

Artichokes are great at sucking up all of the juices from the sauce during cooking, giving them little explosions of flavor going into your mouth.

And they do it real quick too - just 15 minutes is enough of a cook time for this dish.

Combined with the prep time, you have a delectable, quick, 30-minute meal.

30. Spicy Seafood Gumbo Pot Pie

A hot recipe that will leave any spice-lover crying for more (quite literally).

This is a beautiful recipe of Creole cuisine, that has a thick sauce, and a lot of spices.

It also combines sea and land, by putting both chicken and seafood together, which results in a very complex dish.

31. Biscuit-Topped Chickpea Pot Pie

This is a vegan recipe, using vegan cheese, and it is excellent.

Biscuits that are covered with melted cheese, and a ton of chickpeas in the filling, combined with varied vegetables - carrots, corn, onion pieces, and more.

These glorious golden peaks of cheesy biscuits will make your taste buds jump with joy.

32. Pot Pie Crescent Cups

These hand pie variants of the pot pie are the perfect finger food for any occasion - be they parties, holidays, or cozying up to a book on your bed.

Unlike traditional pot pies, these do not have a crust top, with the top being completely open.

This recipe also uses crescent dough, for extra flakiness on the crust, and is as easy as pie to make.

33. Chicken & Spinach Pot Pie

This is a simple recipe that will make you fall in love with pot pies all over again, because this is a beautiful pot pie, due to the vibrant green spinach that makes it stand out.

It's not just pretty though.

The spinach is coated in a creamy sauce and absorbs the flavors from the other ingredients incredibly well.

34. Jambalaya Pot Pie

Inspired by Cajun food, this yummy dish combines chicken with andouille sausages for a diverse combination of meats and puts it on a delicious chicken broth combined with creole seasoning, onion, and a bunch of other condiments and some vegetables.

35. Tofu & Cashew Cream Pot Pie

This vegan recipe will have you discovering the wonders of cashew cream sauce and white miso paste, that when combined with tofu will give you unprecedented satisfaction to your taste buds.

36. Pheasant Pot Pie

A recipe for wild game lovers, this pie will give you a lighter version of the chicken pot pie, by replacing chicken with pheasant, since wild game meat tends to have less fat than other types of meat.

But this recipe doesn't taste any worse for having less fat, and its smokier, earthy flavor is a preference of many people.

37. Venison Pot Pie

And speaking of wild game meats, here we have another wild game-based pie, focusing on venison.

This recipe uses a delicious gravy combined with vegetables and a double pie crust that enhance the venison flavor, and after almost an hour of cooking produces tender venison engulfed in the flavors of the sauce.

38. Tex-Mex Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe was made not only for Tex-Mex lovers, but also for any spice lover as well.

By combining traditional Tex-Mex ingredients and peppers like jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, corn, and chicken into a vibrant meal that'll heat anyone up.

39. Sweet Potato & Kale Pot Pie

The last vegan recipe on the list, this recipe will make you feel like you're being hugged by your grandma.

This is peak comfort food.

The delicious crust is made with a combination of almond flour, tapioca flour, and a type of whole grain flour, while healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes, kale, and mushrooms, fill the pie.

40. Curry Pot Pie

If you're ready to have an experience, try the curry pot pie out.

The potency of curry powder and spices combined with chicken, vegetables, and lots of butter, will have your tongue and mouth ecstatic with satisfaction and flavor.

41. Creamy Seafood Pot Pie

This recipe is a bomb of flavors just waiting to explode in your mouth.

Combine shrimp, crab, lobster, and vegetables all together into a single pot of deliciousness, combine it with chicken broth and condiments, and what you're left with is a mind-blowingly delicious seafood pot pie.


Phew. Forty-one different pot pie recipes. That's a lot.

Each of them has different flavors, textures, and slight differences to fit different personal preferences, and includes a wide variety of meats, ingredients, and vegan recipes.

But the most important question is: what's your favorite one?

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