These single-serving pot pies are easy to prepare, freeze and bake for a fast and filling dinner. Plus, your kids will love them.
Special equipment: 6 disposable foil pot pie pans or large, ceramic ramekins
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 3 large carrots, diced
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 refrigerated pie crusts
1. In a deep skillet, melt the butter and cook celery, carrots and onion until tender.
2. Pour in the flour, and mix in well.
3. Stirring constantly, add in the milk and chicken broth a little at a time, alternating between the two. Bring to a boil and continue stirring until thickened.
4. Add chicken, peas, salt and pepper and stir until combined. Remove from heat and cool.
5. Roll out pie crust and use the foil pot pie dish or ramekin as a template. Cut a piece of dough for the bottom of the dish that is about an inch bigger than the widest rim of the dish, and a piece that is the same size as the rim. (Roll dough back out and repeat to make more pieces.)
6. Place the larger piece of crust in the bottom of the foil dish/ramekin, fill with the cooled pot pie filling, and top with the smaller crust piece.
7. Cover each pot pie with foil and freeze for up to 2 months.
8. To bake from frozen, preheat oven to 400°F, and bake for 30 minutes with the foil on top. Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until golden brown.