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My Ultimate Childhood Comfort Food – Savory Pot Pies

Wow, do I love a good pot pie.

They contained bits of chicken carcasses and some sort of dairy-based gravy in the days when I and my family knew no better, but I so loved the savory flavors and crispy/creamy textures of those delectable single-serve golden pies. Would watch The Outer Limits or The Wizard of Oz or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on a Sunday evening in the winter, horrified that I had to go to school the next morning, but oh so comforted for my last hours of weekend freedom by a hot, delicious pot pie for dinner. And yes they were the cheap frozen ones that you baked, but the only thing I hated about them was getting to the last bite. I was easy to please, even loved TV dinners and school cafeteria food, so you know what sort of kid I was, ha.

Well, these days, thankfully, we vegans have a couple of frozen pot pies available out there (in the US anyways): Amy’s Non-Dairy Organic Vegetable Pot Pie and Alpha Foods Chik’n Veggie Pot Pie (among other varieties from them), if you’re lucky enough to have a store near you that carries them. Even Target has the Amy’s pies, so that one’s easy. Walmart is said to carry Alpha Foods, but apparently not in my area.

But, homemade will always be better…

So below are 10 of my fantasy favorites in a sort of order of what I might like best, #1 tops, but they all look great to me; I’d eat them all in any order. I’m too lazy to make them though, so will have to settle for Amy’s which isn’t all that exciting, but still okay when you really, really need a veggie pot pie. But for you from-scratch cooks out there, here are some great looking recipes to try out, just click on the links…

Mushroom Bourguinonne Pot Pie from Oh My Veggies
1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies from Minimalist Baker
Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie from The Kitchn
Vegan Pot Pie from Nora Cooks
Easy Vegan Pot Pie from Loving It Vegan
Vegan Chicken Pot Pie from The Edgy Veg
Chickless Pot Pie from Food Network
Creamy Vegan Pot Pie from She Likes Food
Vegan Pot Pie with Sage Crust from A Couple Cooks
Easy Vegan Pot Pie from Brand New Vegan

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