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Heartwarming Pot Pie

Savor the Cozy Comfort of Fall with Delectable Pot Pies

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of cooler Arizona temperatures, indulge in a quintessential fall favorite to get into the seasonal spirit. Pot pies, with their flaky golden crusts and flavorful fillings, become the epitome of comfort food. In this Food and Beverage feature, we embark on a culinary journey through the world of pot pies, where the perfect marriage of crust and filling awaits.

At the core of every pot pie lies a delightful duet – a golden, flaky crust embracing an array of sumptuous fillings. Whether your preference leans toward the classic chicken and vegetables or yearns for the richness of beef and mushrooms, pot pies provide the canvas for a multitude of flavors to unite in culinary harmony.

Autumn's abundance graces the pot pie, where seasonal vegetables, tender meats, and aromatic herbs converge to create a symphony of flavors. Picture succulent roasted turkey, nestled beside sweet potatoes and cranberries, or the comforting blend of butternut squash and sage capturing the essence of fall in each bite.

Pot pies are your canvas to craft the perfect creation, tailored to your cravings. Experiment with diverse combinations, from seafood medleys with shrimp and scallops to vegetarian options featuring roasted root vegetables and creamy béchamel. Explore different crusts, from traditional pastry to puff pastry – your pot pie is an expression of your culinary imagination.

Beyond its taste, the pot pie offers a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Crafting a pot pie, from chopping ingredients to the gentle baking, is a labor of love that infuses each layer with care. The aroma fills your kitchen, and the golden crust emerges, signaling a heartwarming meal shared with loved ones.

This October, let pot pies grace your table, enveloping you in layers of flavor and comfort. Relish the tender meats, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic herbs, capturing the essence of fall's cozy embrace. Whether seeking solace on a chilly evening or a reason to gather with loved ones, pot pies offer a culinary adventure that encapsulates the spirit of the season.

Recipe: Rustic Turkey and Butternut Squash Pot Pie


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded turkey
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package store-bought pie crusts


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add diced onion and minced garlic, sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add cubed butternut squash and diced carrots to the skillet. Cook until slightly tender.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir to coat. Cook for a couple of minutes to eliminate the raw flour taste.
  5. Slowly add chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Allow the mixture to thicken.
  6. Add cooked turkey, frozen peas, dried sage, salt, and pepper. Stir until the ingredients are well combined. Remove from heat.
  7. Roll out one pie crust and place it in a greased pie dish.
  8. Pour the turkey and vegetable mixture into the pie crust.
  9. Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the filling. Seal the edges of the crusts together and cut a few slits on top to allow steam to escape.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  11. Allow the pot pie to cool slightly before serving.

Embrace the flavors of fall with Rustic Turkey and Butternut Squash Pot Pie, a warm and comforting dish to enjoy with loved ones this season.

  • Get creative with personal-sized pot pies.
  • Rolling out the dough.
  • Whole ingredients are key.
  • Classic mirepoix is the foundation for the pot pie flavor.
  • Forming the edges.