Frugal Recipe: Potato Pot Pie

While this is a delicious recipe to throw together anytime it sounds good, it is also one to keep in mind when you find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes or veggies. There is no need for a side dish with this recipe because it’s all in there. We have several versions of pot pies that we make from time to time but this is one of the few that has no crust.


2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chopped or 1 lb cooked ground beef

8 oz. mushrooms, sliced

1 pkg. frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained (or use leftovers)

½ onion, chopped

1 cup milk

1 tsp. basil leaves

1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (the last time I used ½ a jar of leftover cheese sauce)

2 cups mashed potatoes


Mix the first six ingredients together with 1 cup of the shredded cheese in a casserole dish. Cover with the mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for ½ hour, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top and continue baking until melted, about 5 minutes.

Further Reading:

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1 comment:

  1. great post, I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)


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