Mom's Vegetarian Pot Pie is easy to make, delicious, comfort food that everyone loves. This meat-free vegetable pot pie version of the classic comfort food is easy, wholesome, and nutritious food that you can cook with mostly pantry and freezer ingredients.
6medium carrotspeeled and sliced ¼-inch thick (about 1 ½ cups)
½cupunbleached all-purpose flour
1 ½teaspoonskosher salt
½teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
¼cupdry white wine
1sheet puff pastrythawed and unfolded
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork or knife, and microwave until cooked through, about 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes and the power of the microwave. Allow potatoes to cool slightly so that you can handle them, and chop into ½-inch to 1-inch dice. Transfer cubed potatoes to a large bowl, and set aside.
3 medium Yukon gold potatoes
Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and add 1 tablespoon oil. Once the oil is hot, sauté the onions until starting to brown and caramelize, about 15-20 minutes. Add the carrots to the onions, and continue to cook, and until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer cooked vegetables to the large bowl with the potatoes, and set aside.
3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 large onion, 6 medium carrots
Reduce the heat to medium, and add the butter and 2 tablespoons oil to the same pot. When the butter has melted, stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Slowly and gradually stir the milk, broth, salt, pepper, and thyme into the flour mixture. Continue to stir constantly as the sauce thickens. Stir in the white wine, and cook for an additional minute.
3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cups milk, 2 cups vegetable broth, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, ¼ cup dry white wine
Turn the heat off, and stir the cooked vegetables and the peas into the sauce, until well combined. Taste for salt and pepper.
3/4 cup frozen peas
Pour the filling into a 13x9-inch baking dish, and bake in 400° F oven for 18 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven (keeping the oven on and close the door behind you), and stretch the defrosted puff pastry over the top of the filling, gently folding some of the pasty over the sides of the pan. Using a sharp knife, cut 3 slits in the top of the puff pasty to allow steam to escape. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.