Friday, December 17, 2010

Meatless Fridays

This week's meatless meal is alllll about comfort!
It can be made in a pinch with frozen veggies and prepared dough, or completely homemade from scratch. Either way it is delicious!
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Vegetable Pot Pie

1 T butter
6 c assorted vegetables, thinly sliced or diced.
Some ideas:

- bell peppers
- butternut squash
- carrots
- celery
- corn
- green beans
- leeks
- onions
- peas
- potatoes
- spinach
- tomatoes
- zucchini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c flour
3 c warm veggie stock and/or milk
1/2 t thyme
1 T fresh parsley, minced
1 t salt or soy sauce
black pepper
1 pie crust dough recipe or prepared dough from the store

Melt the butter in the saucepan, add the vegetables and sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue sautéing for another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle flour on top and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
Gradually add the warm liquid, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
Add thyme and parsley and continue cooking until all of the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper, then transfer vegetables to the baking casserole.
Preheat oven to 400.
Make the pie crust dough, then roll it into a circle slightly larger than the casserole. Lay on top of the vegetables, without sealing the edges.
Place in oven and bake until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown, 20-30 minutes.

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