Southern Pot Pie

This pot pie recipe can be made with just veggies, or with vegan chicken or tofu. It can be made as one large pie (use 8-9″ pie pan) or in individual ramekins (4 large, or 6 small).


  • 1 cup potato (one larger potato) peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced carrot (one med to large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup frozen or canned peas
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 diced med onion
  • 1 and 3/4 cup veggie broth
  • 1 cup almond (or other plant based) milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • vegan chicken or cubed tofu
  • crust (store bought or make your own)
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (plus extra salt)
  • 1 tsp pepper

If you are making your own crust, do this and set aside. If using frozen, thaw the crust.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Chop potato, carrot, and celery. Place in a pot of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes until potatoes soften.

Add peas to veggies.

In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions to translucent. Add flour and stir to create a roux. Add in seasonings. Add in broth. Continue to stir for a few minutes.

Add milk to the skillet. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Sauce should thicken.

Add drained veggie mix to the skillet. Stir. If using tofu, add now. If using vegan chicken pieces, thaw if frozen and add to the skillet. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. The tofu or the chicken should be small diced cubes, not large chunks.

In a pie pan, or in sets of ramekins, line the bottom(s) with pie crust. If you are using your own crust, divide into the number of ramekins. If you are using large ramekins, divide into 4. If you are using smaller ramekins, divide into 6 or 8. Use about 3/4 of each divided dough to line the bottom and sides, overlapping the edges.

Spoon in veggie mixture. Cover top with remainders of dough. Crimp edges. Add slits with a knife to allow steam to escape.

Bake in an oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. Crust should be golden brown. If using ramekins, cooking time will be reduced to 20 minutes and check after 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool just a little. Serve.