Vegetarian Potpie

This recipe just did not work for me. The “filling” never really thickened up, so it really ended up being quite soupy. I did use almond milk in place of the whole milk, so maybe that had something to do with it. In any case, blech. I forgot to take a photo, so I borrowed Food Network’s photo. Thank you, FN!

rating: 3

Vegetarian Potpie
(Food Network magazine, Dec. 2013)

serves 4
time needed: 40 min.


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk (I used plain Almond Milk)
Kosher salt
1 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups frozen peas
Freshly ground pepper
5 slices potato bread


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl. Add the carrots, celery and onion to the skillet; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and soy sauce; cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Add the milk, 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir until the flour is incorporated. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the tofu and frozen peas; return to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.

Brush the bread with the reserved melted butter and cut into quarters. Arrange buttered-side up on the tofu mixture. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the bread is toasted, about 8 minutes.


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