Vegetable Pot Pie with White Beans
and green beans with vinaigrette
For a twist on pot pie, we use cannellini beans, seasoned mushrooms, classic veggies (onions, carrots, peas), creme fraiche, and puff pastry. We start the dish on the stove top and finish in the oven alongside green beans for a comforting one pot meal that's ready in under an hour.
Smarts:The egg wash will help the puff pastry reach a deep golden brown in the oven.
- Puff pastry - 8 oz, defrosted
- Onions, medium - 1, diced
- Carrots - 8 oz, diced
- Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
- Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Mushrooms, any button - 16 oz, chopped (look for pre-chopped)
- Parsley - 1 Tbsp, chopped
- Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed (sub kidney beans)
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Flour - 3 Tbsp
- Peas, frozen - 1 cup
- Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
- Creme fraiche - 1/4 cup (plus extra for serving)
- Egg yolk - 1
- Water - 1 tsp
- Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
- Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
- Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 tsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
- Almonds, sliced - 1 oz
- Puff pastry - Thaw according to package instructions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Green beans / Onions / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store green beans in one container. Combine onions and carrots. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make spice mix - Combine salt, paprika, dried thyme, coriander, and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Mushrooms / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Beans - Drain and rinse.
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
- Spread green beans out on a sheet pan. Toss with olive oil and season with some salt and pepper. Roast until green beans are tender and brown in spots, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then mushrooms and saute until mushrooms are starting to turn tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add onions and carrots with a pinch of salt. Saute until onions and carrots are softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in spice mix, garlic, and flour until no dry spots of flour remain.
- Next add in beans, peas (no need to defrost them, just break them up as they cook), and stock. Bring to a simmer and simmer until stock thickens slightly, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in creme fraiche and parsley. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
- Stretch puff pastry over top of skillet (if it's too big, trim with scissors). Use a fork to press the edges of the pastry against the sides of the skillet.
- Whisk egg yolk and water and brush over puff pastry. Make a few slits with a knife and bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden.
- When green beans are done, toss with vinegar and mustard. Sprinkle almonds over top.
- Serve pot pie with some extra creme fraiche on top and green beans on the side. Enjoy!
My 8 year old made this and said it tastes better than pizza.0 Helpful
This was a huge hit at our house- my daughter said she liked it better than the chicken pot pie I make. I think it was the different spices used to flavor the meat. I also agree with previous post that green beans should be cooked at same time as pot pie to keep them warm.0 Helpful
I subbed ground chicken instead of turkey. I loved everything about the pot pie. I'll be making it again. Green beans came out a little overcooked and not with much flavor so those weren't my fave.0 Helpful
The pie was so easy to make. Serving it with some extra creme fraiche like the recipe suggested definitely helped elevate the flavors. I would recommend putting the beans and the pie in the oven together - otherwise the beans are done too early and get cold while you are waiting for the pie.0 Helpful
This pot pie was a huge hit at our house. Delicious and fairly easy to make. I accidentally bought creme kefir instead of creme fraiche. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two, but it worked out fine. I did not make the green beans because I still have some left over from thanksgiving.0 Helpful
Bought frozen green beans instead of fresh so I just added them to the pot pie. Tasted great, but wasn't as flavorful as I have come to enjoy from Cooksmarts recipes0 Helpful