These Easy Veggie Pot Pies with puff pastry crust are filled with veggies and lentils for a comforting and healthy meal. Make them into mini pot pies or if you prefer one large veggie pot pie!

four veggie pot pies in blue ramekins topped with fresh thyme

Vegetable pot pie with puff pastry crust

I love recipes for veggie pies! and today it’s all about having an easy veggie pot pie recipe that’s quick and simple to make and doesn’t involve having to make pie crust. (Because who really has time for that these days?) 

These pot pies are loaded with veggies like sweet potatoes, peas and lentils so they’re still packed with protein! They are then topped off with a puff pastry crust, which makes them feel a little more *special* and indulgent, without the fuss of having to go and make a crust. 

This recipe can be made into individual mini pot pies or one large pot pie. The recipe will stay exactly the same, so the choice is up to you!

How to make vegetarian pot pies: 

  1. Chop up all your veggies.
  2. Sautee them in a pan with seasoning and liquid.
  3. Add the veggie mixture to small ramekins (or a large dish, your choice!)
  4. Cover with puff pastry and bake. 

It’s really a pretty simple process, but definitely, a dish that will be sure to impress any guests you might be having over for dinner! 

four vegetable pot pies in small ramekins with a puff pastry crust

Are pot pies healthy?

Some pot pies can be relatively unhealthy depending on the ingredients used. Many can be filled with butter, cream and a rich pie crust, making them not the healthiest dinner option.

These Easy Veggie Pot Pies are much healthier than your average pot pie! The most “unhealthy” part of the recipe is the puff pastry crust, though we don’t use that much in this recipe per serving, so I don’t consider unhealthy. If you wanted to make this recipe lower carb, you can skip out on the puff pastry entirely, you use a couple of sheets of phyllo dough.

Recipe variations and substitutions

  • Swap green lentils for any type of lentils, chickpeas, or white beans
  • Swap squash for the potatoes
  • Add in any of your favourite vegetables like cauliflower, green beans or spinach
  • Season the pot pies with any herbs or spices you like. Fresh or dried herbs both work well.

How to make this recipe as one large pot pie

To make this as one larger pot pie rather than individual pot pies, use a 9-inch pie dish and add the entire filling to the dish. Roll out the puff pastry and use a knife to cut the pastry in a 10-inch circle so it will fit nicely over the top of the pie dish.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

a mini veggie pot pie with puff pastry crush and thyme on top of it

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

One thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is! The veggies can be changed up to whatever you like. Broccoli, turnips, chickpeas…you can add anything! 

  • I use chickpea flour as the thickener for these pot pies to keep them extra healthy, but if you don’t have chickpea flour on hand you can use any other type of flour to thicken up the dish.  If you prefer not to use flour, you can also use some cornstarch as a thickener. (Just add 2 tsp mixed in 4 tsp of cold water) 
  • Give the pot pie filling a taste before adding it into the ramekins. Sometimes some batches of veggies are more flavourful, or the broth you use may have less sodium than others, so taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Use a round cutter to cut the puff pastry into a circular shape. You can also use the top of a glass and press it down into the puff pastry. This is optional, and you can also just cut the pastry into squares and drape it on top of the ramekins.
a spoon scooping a bite out of a mini veggie pot pie from a blue rakemin

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veggie pot pie with vegan biscuit crust

Easy Veggie Pot Pies

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These Veggie Pot Pies are easy to make and topped off with a delicious puff pastry crust!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chickpea flour (can sub regular flour)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp herbs de Provence
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (vegan if needed)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat, then add the onions and let cook for 2 minutes until translucent.
  2. Next, add the garlic, carrot and celery and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the chickpea flour and milk, mixing until everything is combined.
  4. Add the vegetable broth, potatoes, peas, lentils and seasoning and mix everything together.
  5. Cover and let simmer on medium-low for 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Cut the puff pastry into circles large enough to cover the top of the ramekins. (You can use a knife, a round cutter, or the rim of a glass to cut the pastry)
  8. Fill little ramekins, or a big baking dish 3/4 of the way full with the filling, and then top with puff pastry.
  9. Bake for 30-35 until golden brown.

Notes

If you want to make your puff pastry nice and shiny, use an egg wash or aquafaba (the liquid from the can of chickpeas) wash on top of it.

Give the pot pie filling a taste before adding it into the ramekins. Sometimes some batches of veggies are more flavourful, or the broth you use may have less sodium than others, so taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Use a round cutter to cut the puff pastry into a circular shape. You can also use the top of a glass and press it down into the puff pastry. This is optional, and you can also just cut the pastry into squares and drape it on top of the ramekins.

You can make this recipe into a large pot pie if you prefer. Just cover a round pie dish (8-10 inches) with puff pastry and make until golden brown on top. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 14g

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