Tired of store bought pot pies that cost too much, take forever to bake in the oven or get hard crust in the microwave and contain ingredients you don't like? Try making home made pot pies. Good points: You can use up leftovers. You can make sure it has a top and bottom crust. They can come out of the fridge, get flipped into a plastic box, poked with a fork and microwaved up perfectly in 4 1/2 minutes. Bad points: They take up a lot of cooking time and ingredients. You have to find itty bitty pie pans or use disposable ones.
Get the pie crust and roux recipe from any recipe site. Filling: Make a roux with butter, milk and flour. Pour Campbells cream - of - anything soup in the roux. add more milk and flour as desired. Also add one cup of chicken broth or vegi bullion broth. We're talking spoon fulls of flour, not cups. Mix until smooth. Remember flour will thicken the soup when it cools. Pour in all your leftover vegetables. I use all kinds of vegs: canned, frozen, left over, etc. I find that potatoes don't work for some reason. They taste funny. If you want to add fresh vegetables, cut them up and sautee them first. If you use meat, cook it hawever you normally would, cut it up and throw it in the pot. Cook the whole mess a while and then pour it all in a tupperware vat, let cool, and put in the fridge. Make the crust later. It's too much work for one night.
The crust recipes I use have flour, shortening, ice water and one or two other ingredients. These pies take a LOT of crust. Spray Pam on a cutting board. piece of wax paper, rolling pin and the inside of the pie plates. Preheat oven to 350 and have a cookie sheet ready to use. Fill the little pie plates with dough on the bottom and sides. Spoon in the filling evenly up to the top. Roll out flat lids out of dough. Poke holes in the top with a knife and mash the sides down with a fork. Bake it about 40 minutes. These are great to have around the house. You can freeze them or keep them in the fridge or both. My mom likes to oven bake hers. I like to keep mine in the fridge and flip them in tupperware, stabby stabby stabby with a fork and zappy zappy zappy 4 1/2 minutes.