Cheater Pot Pie

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!