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Vegan "Chicken" Pot Pie with Gardein

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For a vegetarian and vegan pot pie main dish, try this pot pie recipe filled with vegan "chicken", veggies, and savory spices. You'll find it's just as hearty and filling as any other pot pie, yet much lower in fat and cholesterol-free.

Vegetarian "chicken" pot pie recipe courtesy of Chef Tal Ronnen.


  • 1 package Gardein vegetarian chicken scallopini, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 6 cups vegan chicken stock
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 3/4 tsp thyme, minced
  • 3/4 tsp sage, minced
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 2-4 tbsp canola oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine (Tal recommends Earth Balance)
  • 1 puff pastry sheet rolled out to by 12x10 inches


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Brown gardein scallopini in a sautee pan with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. To make a roux, melt the vegan margarine in a saute pan, add flour and whisk constantly until light brown in color. Cool and set aside.

In a 5.5 qt. stock pot, cook onions in canola oil for 3 minutes and add carrots, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add already boiling stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in nutritional yeast flakes.

Add the roux a bit at a time and continue to cook as sauce begins to thicken. Stir in gardein scallopini, tamari and peas. Pour mixture into a large shallow pan to cool.

Once mixture is cool, pour into individual ramekins, glass pie pan or small casserole dish. Cover mixture with puff pastry (be sure to leave a small excess of pastry for folding and fluting of the edge) and seal edges. Cut small slits.

Bake for 35 min or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!, Guest RunningNonni

My husband & I are vegans in a very non-vegan friendly family, so holidays can be tricky when deciding what to make. For Easter I had several relatives coming into town to stay with us so I needed to come up with a main dish that everyone could eat and enjoy. I came across this recipe and decided to try it out. Oh.My.Goodness! This is the best pot pie I have ever had! Everyone was raving over it and going back for 2nds (good thing I doubled the recipe). My son was sorry that they had stopped at Taco Bell on the way over to eat ""normal food"" before coming to our house for dinner. haha! Now here it is the next day and I am getting calls from non-vegan family asking for the recipe!

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