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Veggie Pot Pie

Veggie Pot Pie

There is something really comforting about pot pie, a soothing food for the soul! Made with a light cheddar cheese sauce, this version of pot pie has a wonderful flavor and is loaded with tons of veggies. We use filo* pastry crust on top, which makes it lighter and not as doughy. Really delicious!

2 cups asparagus, chopped in 1 inch pieces
1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced in whole moons
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup potatoes, cubed and parboiled
¼ cup peas
1 ½ cup leeks, sliced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 cups 2% milk
½ cup water
1½ tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon butter
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
pinch paprika
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
¼  teaspoon poultry seasoning
6 half sheets filo pastry*
Olive oil for brushing filo

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In large frying pan sauté leeks, carrots, celery and garlic in butter. After 5 minutes add mushrooms and asparagus. Sauté another 5 minutes until just tender.
  • Whisk cold milk and water with cornstarch and add mixture to frying pan. (If pan is getting too full at this point you can transfer to a pot.) Allow sauce to thicken about 2 minutes and add cheese. Turn off heat and whisk in seasonings.
  • Pour mixture into 8×8 oiled pan.
  • Place single filo sheet on top of the mixture and brush with a light layer of olive oil. Continue until you have layered all 6 sheets on top of each other.
  • Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the filo is golden brown.

Serves: 4

Total Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
*“Phyllo, filo, or  fillo dough (from Greek: φύλλο filo ‘leaf’[1]) are paper-thin sheets of unleavened flour dough used for making pastries in Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisine”…Wikipedia


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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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1:43AM PDT on May 2, 2013


1:29AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you ♥

3:17AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

who needs meat when veg can be presented like this!

10:13PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Thanks for the recipe!

8:42PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

thanks for posting this

10:31AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

love chicken pot pie this will be a good meal when I'm in a veggie mood - thanks

11:08AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

This sounds totally delicious! Thanks!

10:44AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thanks, Sara. Looks and sounds very good, does anyone have the nutritional stas on this recipe, I'm just curious?

7:56AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013


1:21AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you.

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