Easy vegan mushroom pot pies recipe - Rhubarbarians (2024)

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Easy vegan mushroom pot pies recipe! Individual sized vegetable pot pies with puff pastry crust. Great for a weeknight dinner!

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  • Easy vegan chicken pot pies
  • The oyster mushrooms
  • The puff pastry
  • Here's what you'll need
  • How to make them
  • Prep ahead, storing, and freezing
  • FAQs
  • Recipe
  • Comments and reviews

Hello, Rhubarbarians! I'm so excited to share this vegan chicken pot pie recipe with you today. It's from the book, Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family, and it's amazing. I'm talkin.... you'd never know it's vegan amazing. Will be loved by vegans as well as meat eaters amazing. THAT kind of amazing.

These mini pot pies are a bit like a cheater's version of pot pie.. which is perfectly awesome, right? There's no crust making! Booyah! You just make the filling, place in a ramekin, and top with some puff pastry. Definitely simple enough for a weeknight dinner and we love the single serve presentation.

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Easy vegan chicken pot pies

This vegan pot pie recipe is just one of the amazing recipes from Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family by Amanda Logan. Amanda is the powerhouse behind My Goodness Kitchen, a food blog focusing on vegan recipes that even carnivores will love.

You can purchase Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family on Amazon.

Amanda perfectly captured all of the key flavors of chicken pot pie in these mini mushroom pot pies. They have a nostalgic and rich gravy loaded with peas and carrots, and a golden flaky crust.

Here's why you'll never know these are vegetarian: the king oyster mushrooms! They shred, giving them a texture very similar to shredded chicken. Plus the umami flavor of mushrooms is very "meaty."

Have you tried our cranberry vegan portobello pot roast recipe?

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The oyster mushrooms

What are oyster mushrooms? According to The Spruce Eats, "Oyster mushrooms are beloved the world over for their delicate texture and mild, savory flavor. The mushrooms typically have broad, thin, oyster- or fan-shaped caps and are white, gray, or tan, with gills lining the underside. The caps are sometimes frilly-edged and can be found in clusters of small mushrooms or individually as larger mushrooms."

King oyster mushrooms are the largest of the oyster mushrooms, making them perfect for shredding and cooking as a meatless chicken replacement.

You can usually find king oyster mushrooms in the produce section of your grocery store. Our grocery store has a refrigerated section in the produce department with different kinds of mushrooms and herbs.

If you can't find oyster mushrooms, go ahead and chop up 2 portobellos into small, bite sized pieces.

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The puff pastry

We make this recipe super easy by using puff pastry for the crust!

Puff pastry is perfect for these individual sized pot pies. It's as simple as cutting out a circle slightly larger than your ramekin and laying the pastry over the top of the ramekin before baking. Easy, right?

Puff pastry creates a flaky, golden crust without the hassle of making your own pastry from scratch. Yay!

You can find puff pastry in the frozen foods aisle of your grocery store. Be sure to take a look at the ingredients and buy puff pastry that isn't made with butter or lard. The most common vegan puff pastry brand that we've found is Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets.

If you can't find puff pastry, biscuit dough or crescent dough can be used as a substitute. However, the dough will be more dense and less flaky.

Have you tried our easy one-pot quinoa chili recipe?

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Here's what you'll need

Ingredients:

  • 8wholeking oyster mushrooms
  • 1Tbsptamari
  • 2Tbspvegan butter
  • 1mediumwhite onion, finely diced
  • 2mediumcarrots, peeled and diced
  • 2mediumcelery ribs, diced
  • 2mediumgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3Tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2cupsvegetable stock
  • 3sprigsfresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
  • 2wholebay leaves
  • ½cupdairy free milk plus 2tspdairy free milk for brushing
  • ¼tsppepper
  • ½tspsea salt
  • ½cupfresh or frozen peas
  • 2sheetsvegan puff pastry, thawed

Equipment:

  • Clean cloth: for cleaning the oyster mushrooms. You can also use a soft paper towel.
  • Fork: for shredding the oyster mushrooms.
  • Small bowl: for marinating the oyster mushrooms.
  • Large sauté pan: for cooking the filling.
  • Wooden spoon: for sautéing the vegetables. Any utensil for sautéing will work.
  • 4 4oz Ramekins: for the pot pies.
  • Small sharp knife: for cutting the puff pastry.
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How to make them

Full instructions are listed in the recipe card below.

  • Clean the mushrooms and shred the stem. Toss with a bit of tamari and then set aside.
  • Melt the vegan butter in a pan and saute your veggies. Add the flour, cook a few minutes, then add the stock, herbs, milk, and s&p. Stir in the mushrooms and cook down until you get a thickened gravy like consistency.
  • Preheat your oven and prepare your puff pastry. Place a ramekin upside down on the pastry and cut around it about ½" larger than your ramekin. Do this for 4 ramekins.
  • Fill your ramekins with the mushroom mixture and top with the puff pastry, pressing the edges along the sides. Cut a small slit in the middle, or you can create the hearts that I created by cutting hearts out of the extra pastry and placing on top. Cut a few slits on the sides.
  • Brush with a bit of dairy free milk and bake until golden brown. There you have it: the best vegan pot pie of your life. Seriously.
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Prep ahead, storing, and freezing

  • Prep ahead: All of the vegetables can be chopped ahead, but the mushrooms are best when shredded right before cooking. You can prepare the filling up to 2 days ahead of time and heat again prior to baking with the puff pastry.
  • Storing: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The puff pastry may get a little soggy, but should crisp back up when reheated in the oven.
  • Freezing: You can absolutely freeze these! We recommend cooking the filling, assembling the pot pies in freezer safe ramekins, and freezing BEFORE baking the puff pastry. You could also just freeze the filling and assemble them right before cooking. Let them thaw to room temperature before baking.

Have you tried our vegan white bean cacciatore recipe?

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FAQs

Can I make this a whole pie?

Sure! The cook time will change and will take a bit longer. We recommend cutting about 4 slits around the puff pastry and wrapping the edges with tin foil to prevent burning.

What if I can't find oyster mushrooms?

If you can't find oyster mushrooms, go ahead and chop up 2 portobellos into small, bite sized pieces.

How do I make these gluten free?

You may be able to find gluten free puff pastry, or try making your own. Replace the flour with gluten free flour or cornstarch.

Can I make these ahead?

To make ahead, we recommend preparing the filling and keeping it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Heat up the filling so that it's warm before assembling the pies and baking.

Where can I buy these ramekins?

We use 4oz ramekins. Here are similar ramekins on Amazon!

How do I make the puff pastry hearts?

To create the pastry hearts seen in the photos, cut small hearts out of the extra pastry dough. Place on top just before baking and cut a few slits around the heart instead of in the middle.

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Easy vegan mushroom pot pies

Amanda Logan

Easy vegan mushroom pot pies recipe! Individual sized vegetable pot pies with puff pastry crust. Great for a weeknight dinner!

4.96 from 22 votes

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 45 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Servings 4 pot pies

Calories 461 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 whole king oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 medium white onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium celery ribs, diced
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • ½ cup dairy free milk plus
  • 2 teaspoon dairy free milk for brushing
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 sheets vegan puff pastry, thawed

Instructions

  • Wipe the king oysters mushrooms down with a clean cloth to remove any grit. Chop 1 inch of the stalk to remove the tough base. Carefully but firmly drag the prongs of a fork down the length of the mushroom to shred the "meat" (this is easier if you lay the mushroom down.) Place in a bowl and gently stir in the tamari, then set aside.

  • Melt the vegan butter in a large pan over low to medium heat and add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for around 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the flour and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the vegetable stock, thyme, and bay leaves and stir in the milk, pepper, and sea salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir in the shredded mushrooms and reduce the heat to low. Cook the pie filling for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to a pie gravy consistency. Remove from the heat, stir in the peas and set side while you prepare the puff pastry.

  • Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.

  • To prepare the pastry, place a ramekin or pie pot upside down on the thawed pastry and cut a circle a half-inch larger than the dish lip. Repeat with other ramekins. Fill each ramekin with pie filling before laying the pastry over the top. Gently press the edges of the pastry to the side of the ramekin and cut a small slit in the center of each pastry top. Brush a small amount of dairy-free milk on top (not the sides) of the pastry and place the pies in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pastry top is golden.

Notes

To create the pastry hearts seen in the photos, cut small hearts out of the extra pastry dough. Place on top just before baking and cut a few slits around the heart instead of in the middle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pot pieCalories: 461kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1026mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5796IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg

Keyword dairy free, plant based, vegan, vegetarian

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