This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Whole Wheat Biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it’s also much quicker and easier to make, too!

This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Vegan Whole Wheat biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it's also much quicker and easier to make, too!

Can you think of a dish that’s more comforting than Chicken Pot Pie? Well… there might be a few, but this one certainly ranks very high on the list. Not only that, but it also happens to be a very popular addition to Thanksgiving menus!

If you’re anything like me, though, you probably tend to stay as far away as you can from any dish that requires you to make / handle pie crust. I don’t know why, but there is something about pie crust… it takes forever to make, usually will leave the entire kitchen covered in flour by the time all is said and done, and will drive you completely insane by tearing and breaking all kinds when you try and roll it down to a neat, thin circle. Argh! I’ll gladly pass, thanks!

Well, this super fun vegan version, which is topped with biscuits instead of pie crust is just as tasty as the real deal — if not more if you ask me — and so much easier to make, too! No fancy crust to roll, no flour everywhere (well, ok, maybe a little bit…) and no tears and breaks. Plus, biscuits are so much better to eat than pie crust, and much healthier, too!

For me, it’s a no-brainer. Vegan Pot Pie topped with biscuits instead of crust is totally the way to go!

Soak the TVP in boiling vegetable broth for 10 to 15 minutes

In a small saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil then add the TVP flakes to it, cover and kill the heat. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

If you’re not a fan of TVP or couldn’t get your hands on it, you could totally used cubed firm tofu, or tempeh instead.

Cook the onions garlic and celery over medium heat

Meanwhile, heat the avocado oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and celery and cook until slightly softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they start releasing their liquid

Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for a few minutes, until they start to release some of their moisture,

Add the soaked TVP to the pan

Next, add the carrots and potatoes and stir to coat; Add the soaked TVP along with the vegetable broth it was soaking in, followed by the salt, black pepper, herbes de Provence (or other dried herbs or your choice) and 1/2 cup of water.

Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes

Bring that to a low simmer, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Add the corn starch and milk to the simmering mixture

Dilute the corn starch in the cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) and add that to the simmering mixture. Bring the sauce back to a full simmer and continue cooking, stirring constantly for about a minute, until the sauce is thickened, and then kill the heat.

Remove from heat and add the green beans

Stir in the frozen green beans… No need to even thaw them or anything. Just throw them right in and stir.

Transfer the finished vegetable sauce to a baking dish

Finally, transfer the mixture to an 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Set that aside while you work on the biscuits.

Drop the tablespoons of coconut oil and vegan butter onto a small plate lined with parchment paper

At this point, you want to preheat your oven to 450°F.

Then, drop 2 tablespoons of deodorized coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of vegan butter onto a small plate lined with parchment paper. Flatten the mounds slightly with your fingers and place the fats in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk to make vegan "buttermilk"

Next, combine the apple cider vinegar and cashew milk — or your favorite kind of non-dairy milk — to make vegan “buttermilk” and set that aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, unbleached all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix that really well with a whisk until thoroughly combined.

Take the fats out of the freezer and, working quickly, chop them as finely as you can with a sharp chef knife

Now take the fats out of the freezer and, working quickly, chop them as finely as you can with a sharp chef knife. If after you’re done you find that the chopping action has made the fats a little bit soft again, return them to the freezer for a few minutes.

Add the cold, finely chopped fats to the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula

Now add the cold, finely chopped fats to the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

Check the consistency of the mixture with your fingerstips; it should feel like coarse sand

Check the consistency of the mixture with your fingertips; it should feel somewhat like coarse sand. If you find the odd larger chunk of fat, simply break it down with your fingers.

Make a little well in the center of the mixture and pour in the cold "buttermilk"

Make a little well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cold “buttermilk”.

Stir delicately until the dough just barely comes together; it will be very sticky

Stir delicately until the dough just barely comes together; it will be very sticky.

Turn the dough onto a floured work surface, dust the top with a little bit of flour

Turn the dough onto a floured work surface, dust the top with a little bit of flour and delicately knead and shape it into a flat ball.

gently pat the dough out into a 3/4" thick round

Using your hands — not a rolling pin! — pat the dough out into a 1″ thick round, rotating often to ensure the dough isn’t sticking to the surface.

For this recipe, you’ll want to cut out 9 biscuits using a 2-1/2″ round cookie cutter. Be sure to push straight down through the dough without twisting, as doing so might prevent the biscuits from rising properly.

You should be have enough leftover dough to reshape it and cut out 3 more biscuits. Just be sure to work the dough as little as possible (biscuits from leftover dough will not be quite as puffy as those from first pass, but they’ll still very decent!) Place those extra biscuits on a small cookie sheet and bake them alongside the pie for about 15 minutes.

Arrange the biscuits on top of the vegetable mixture

Arrange the biscuits over the vegetable mixture, brush the tops with a little bit of olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits puff and turn slightly golden brown.

This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Vegan Whole Wheat biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it's also much quicker and easier to make, too!

Remove your vegan pot pie from the oven, garnish it with a little bit of chopped parsley, if desired, and serve without delay.

After all, biscuits are at their best right out of the oven!

This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Vegan Whole Wheat biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it's also much quicker and easier to make, too!
This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Vegan Whole Wheat biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it's also much quicker and easier to make, too!
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Vegan Pot Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This Vegan Pot Pie topped with Vegan Whole Wheat biscuits is not only a super fun variation on this great classic comfort dish, but it's also much quicker and easier to make, too!
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Vegetable Sauce

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6-7 cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 5-6 baby potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp herbes de provence
  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans

For the biscuits

Instructions

Make the sauce

  • In a small saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil then add the tvp to it, cover and kill the heat. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the avocado oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and celery and cook until slightly softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for a few minutes, until they start to release some of their moisture, then add the carrots and potatoes and stir to coat.
  • Add the soaked TVP along with the vegetable broth, followed by the salt, black pepper, herbes de Provence (or other dried herbs or your choice) and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Bring to a low simmer, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Dilute the corn starch in the cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) and add that to the simmering mixture. Bring the sauce back to a simmer and continue cooking stirring constantly for a full minute then kill the heat.
  • Stir in the frozen green beans and transfer the mixture to an 8″x8″ baking dish.

Make the biscuits

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F
  • Drop the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and vegan butter onto a small plate lined with parchment paper, flatten slightly and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk to make vegan “buttermilk”. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Take the fats out of the freezer and, working quickly, chop them as finely as you can with a sharp chef knife. If you find that the chopping action has made the fats soft again, return them to the freezer for a few minutes.
  • Add the cold, finely chopped fats to the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Check the consistency of the mixture with your fingertips; it should feel like coarse sand. If you find the odd larger chunk of fat, simply break it down with your fingers.
  • Make a little well in the center of the mixture and pour in the cold “buttermilk”. Stir delicately until the dough just barely comes together; it will be very sticky.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured work surface, dust the top with a little bit of flour and gently pat the dough out into a 1″ thick round, rotating often to ensure the dough isn’t sticking. Cut out 9 biscuits with a 2-1/2″ round cookie cutter.* Be sure to push straight down through the dough without twisting, as doing so might prevent the biscuits from rising.
  • Arrange the biscuits over the vegetable mixture, brush the tops with a little bit of olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits puff and turn slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, garnish with a little bit of chopped parsley, if desired, and serve without delay.

Notes

*You should be have enough leftover dough to reshape it and cut out 3 more biscuits. Just be sure to work the dough as little as possible (biscuits from leftover dough will not be quite as puffy as those from first pass, but they’ll still very decent!) Place the extra biscuits on a small cookie sheet and bake them alongside the pie for about 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 1213mg, Potassium: 929mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5440IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 109mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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