I am usually not one to mess with short cuts. I either go all convenience (on long days at work) or all from scratch. I definitely do not follow the Rachel Ray method of cooking! However…I had come down with some sort of flu type thing and I gave in. I was craving pot pie, but I was not craving the work that is involved. I had left over turkey in the fridge because I am a firm believer in having Thanksgiving multiple times a year. I had frozen mixed vegetables in the freezer, fat free half and half in the fridge (yes folks, its also a lighter version!) all that was missing was the best part – the crust. This is where the ultimate lazy part came in. I went and bought a bag of pillsbury frozen biscuits. I do not regret the decision I made – It was delicious. Would I make this recipe again? If i was feeling lazy, absolutely!
Cheater Pot Pie –
- 1 quart fat free half & half (any cream would do really)
- 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 small onion diced
- about 1 lb cooked turkey or any meat you prefer
- Small amount of olive oil to saute onion
- dry tarragon – this is a potent herb, I love it in pot pie, use your own discretion
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Hot Sauce, to taste (Do not fear this!!! I do not like spicy but I put hot sauce in all my cream dishes, it does something magical)
- Chicken Base (optional, i always have it on hand)
- White Wine (about 1/2 cup)
- Corn Starch and water mixture – about 2 tablespoons cornstarch and just enough water until starch becomes a liquid
Cook biscuits according to instructions on package.
Saute onion in olive oil until translucent. Add mixed vegetables and toss around until they thaw a bit. Add white wine and let it cook down a bit. Add half and half, turkey, chicken base, tarragon, salt, pepper, hot sauce. Let that come to a light simmer. Add cornstarch mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and top with a biscuit. Absolutely delicious, cheaters pot pie. Better than the pre-made crap..easier than the from scratch non-sense!