What better comfort food is there than tender, pillowy dumplings nestled on top of a pot pie filling? This recipe is quick to assemble, and parts of it can even be done in advance. If you bought an extra-big bird for your holiday feast to cover some extra meals, you've come to the right place.
Pot Pie Filling
Hands-on: 35 to 45 min | Baking: 25 to 30 min
Total: 60 min to 1 hr 15 min | Yield: 8 generous servings
Tips from our bakers
If you don't have buttermilk on hand for the dumplings, you could thin 1/2 cup sour cream with 1/4 cup milk. Plain yogurt would also work as a substitute.
You can make the pot pie filling in advance, as well as the dumpling recipe (stop before adding the buttermilk and egg). When you're ready to cook, preheat the oven while you bring the filling to a simmer. Mix the buttermilk and egg into the dumpling mix, scoop, and bake.
This is a good recipe for using odds and ends of vegetables, if you have them: gather any stray mushrooms, onions, carrots and leeks you have in the refrigerator, and saute them until tender before adding them to the sauce.
The steam from the sauce helps to keep the dumplings tender, so try not to peek at them while they're cooking, at least for the first 20 minutes. Your patience will be rewarded with lighter, fluffier dumplings.
Don't mix the dry dumpling mix with the wet ingredients until you're ready to put the casserole in the oven. If you let the mixture sit too long before baking it, its baking powder will lose some of its rise while waiting.
Nutrition information: Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe, 279g Servings Per Batch: 8 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412 Calories from Fat: 146 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 110mg Sodium: 431mg Total Carbohydrate: 35g Dietary Fiber: 3 Sugars: 4g Protein: 30g
* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.
Recipe and photo used with permission from: King Arthur Flour - kingarthurflour.com