Mini Vegetable Pot Pies- Vegan

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I know a recipe is a hit when my boyfriend eats all the leftovers… There are recipes I think are great and then there are boyfriend approved recipes. This is a boyfriend approved recipe.

Can you keep a secret? These mini vegetable pot pies and loaded with fresh vegetables, low in fat, good for you and OH SO TASTY! Plus, Did I tell you they also take less than 45 minutes to make?

The end product of this tasty meal is not indicative of the effort you put into it. Your hard work is done when you have chopped up the vegetables and fresh herbs. I don’t usually use fresh herbs but I think they are needed in this recipe. Instead of buying a huge bushel of sage and parsley I just bought the little dollar packets they sell in the same section. Much less leftovers and less hassle in general.

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies- www.notsoperfectlife.com

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies- Vegan

Half of a Large White Onion Chopped

2 Medium Carrots Diced

1 Cup Chopped New Potatoes

2 Stalks Celery Chopped

1/2 Cup Frozen Peas

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (or dry white wine)

1/4th Cup Fresh Minced Parsley

2 Tablespoon Fresh Minced Sage

Teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

1.5 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk

3/4 Cup Vegetable Broth

1 Can of Reduced Fat Pillsbury crescent rolls (Seamless is ideal and yes they are vegan!)

Directions:

1) Turn oven to 400 Degrees. Heat a large pot on medium/high heat, add in the olive oil until hot. Sauté the onion in the olive oil until transparent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

2) Add in the rest of your vegetables and cook covered for about 8 minutes until the vegetables turn soft. Stir in the salt, apple cider vinegar, parsley and sage and cook a few more minutes.

3) Uncover your pot and sprinkle in the flour stirring to incorporate for about 2 minutes. Add in the almond milk and broth, simmer for 5 minutes then take off the heat. Set the pot aside covered.

4) Prepare 4 mini pans (about 4 by 2 inches) by coating them with a good spray of Pam. Spoon the pot pie filling evenly into the four dishes.

3) Cook the mini pans in the oven for 15 minutes, the filling will be boiling. I placed the mini pots onto a baking tray that way I could easily get them in and out of the oven.

4) While the pot pies are cooking roll out your dough and try to pull the triangles of the crescent rolls into small rectangles. After 15 minutes pull the mini pot pies out of the oven and place the crescent dough on top of the pans stretching to the edges. Cut a small slit on top of each pies. Place the mini pies back into the oven for 10 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown.

Let the mini pies cool and enjoy! You can re-heat leftovers another day.

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies- www.notsoperfectlife.com

This is comfort food without the guilt at its finest.

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I went ahead and made extra crescent rolls with the leftover dough. I also made one extra-large mini pot pie for my boyfriend. Please forgive my very ugly and stained pans.

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What is your favorite comfort dish? Have you ever thought you could actually make it healthy, or tried and failed?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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16 Responses to Mini Vegetable Pot Pies- Vegan

  1. “Comfort food without the guilt”- I love that! I have a pot of fresh herbs growing outside and so I’ve been really excited to see all these summer recipes using fresh herbs!
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  2. Oh yum. I am excited to try this recipe out, soon! Thanks :)

  3. Love that it’s boyfriend approved – looks so good!!! Comfort food for me right now is quesidillas with black beans, rice and daiya. It’s super simple, but I’m on a kick right now!
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  4. Hi Reba! Isn’t it great when you can find a healthy comfort food that the boyfriend or hubby in my case, approves of? I love it. I would seriously eat totally different if it was just me, but I have to weigh in on what the family wants and I know I can’t always feed them a vegeterian or vegan dishes. My girlfriend and I just remarked on this as we took the kids to this organic vegetarian restaurant last night. The kids all found something they enjoyed as well as us, but we both commented that our hubbies would not have enjoyed dinner there, because it wasn’t a manly dinner type of place and would have left them unsatisfied.
    I really do love using fresh herbs as well in most dishes, as it just enhances the flavor! Though if a recipe calls for a tiny bit of an herb, then I may just substitute with a pantry herb.
    Anyway, these look great and my hubby is a pot pie fan so he would love these :)
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    • rebacox says:

      I think its great how you are exposing your kids to so many different dishes. Unfortunately once were older its harder to have an open mind. You can also add in some pulled chicken to make these non vegan.

  5. Yum!!! This looks so good!!! Love that you added sage! I love sage but I rarely use it for cooking, this dish gives me a reason :) My to go comfort dish is (cereal but this doesn’t count 😉 a big bowl of pasta. By using whole wheat pasta and freshly made ratatouille as pasta sauce I hope to make it fairly healthy 😉 (and my boyfriend loves it too).
    xox Amy
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    • rebacox says:

      I love Cereal… I do not keep it in the house. Its to dangerous for me to have around. Add some shredded zucchini in that sauce your bf will never know.

  6. Hotly Spiced says:

    That’s such a lovely looking pie but I’d really like to try those rolls – can’t believe they’re vegan. I’m not sure we can buy those here xx
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    • rebacox says:

      I’m sure they have Pillsbury in Australia… I would be shocked if they don’t sell some sort of crescent rolls in the fridge section. If they do not I am so sorry :(

  7. Oh wow this looks amazingly good! and lol, it’s stamp of “boyfriend approved” makes it even better. my boyfriend would love it if i made this, hmm his birthday is coming up…

  8. Wow! I’m loving how easy this recipe is and how tasty it looks! And I know what you mean when something is a hit when the other half eats it all gone. Love it when they love what we make! Actions are definitely louder than words!
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  9. I love the addition of sage…and pot pies are such a comfort food favorite of mine…this vegan version sounds delicious. I always love it when I make a meal and my hubby eats the leftovers…dinner success!
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