Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie Topped with Mashed Potatoes



I have been seeing recipes around the blogsphere for Shepard's Pie, I wanted to make it but use a healthier protein. I also wanted to cheat a bit and make it fast and easy. This can be made in less than 30 minutes and is a comfort to any one's tummy!

p.s it makes a huge casserole....

4 cups of diced, cooked chicken meat
5 large carrots
5 celery sticks
1/2 onion
1 potato (you could use more if you wish)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 to 2 cups of mushrooms cleaned and sliced
1/2 cup of frozen peas
2 packages of pre-made mashed potatoes
1/2 to 3/4 soup can of milk
1 tbl butter
salt and pepper to taste
4 fresh sage leaves or dried
2 tbl parsley (dried)
1/2 tbl thyme

Place your meat into a large bowl, add the mushrooms and peas

Peel and slice your carrots, them microwave them for 4 minutes to get a head start on cooking them, then place into the bowl

Scrub your potato and microwave for 2 minutes, let cool, then dice into cubes and place into your bowl

Clean and slice your celery and dice your onion, then combine them in a non stick pan with a pat of butter and saute for 3-4 minutes, then add to the bowl

Add your soups, milk and spices, stir the entire mixture until well combined

Pour into a casserole

Using your pre-made mashed potatoes, layer on the top of the casserole and decorate as you wish

Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes, till bubbly

Serve with a green salad and you have a fabulous meal!

12 comments:

Mary said...

What a hearty and lovely meal. I love that it can be quickly assembled. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been craving chicken pot pie and m. potatoes...total solution!

Pam said...

Total comfort food - it looks fabulous Cheryl.

The Blonde Duck said...

Still craving it one day later!

Juliana said...

Wow, lovely idea...mashed potatoes on top...will definitely try this version...yummie!

grace said...

i made a cottage pie with chicken and called it coop pie...get it? :) looks great, cheryl--this is comfort food at its best!

tamilyn said...

When it is quick AND tasty, what is better? I made some pot pies for the freezer-need to see if I can get a photo of one before they are all eaten :)

sophia said...

Mmm! What a lovely idea, combining the two old time comfort foods! I would also like to slice the potatoes real thin, and layer it like gratin on top of the chicken potpie filling...

batterie said...

I love that it can be quickly assembled.

labatterie said...

I hope you are having a great day.

Rolex watches said...

I would also like to slice the potatoes real thin, and layer it like gratin on top of the chicken potpie filling...

r4 ds said...

a lovely idea, combining the two old time comfort food……

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