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Cheater Pot Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cheater Pot Pie

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"My husband and I fondly refer to this as 'Cheater Pot Pie.' This is similar to a standard pot pie, but prepares much quicker. Use whole or two percent milk."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9 inch deep dish pie pan with melted butter; reserve some of the melted butter.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine mixed vegetables and chicken; cook until vegetables are tender. Fold in soup; mix well. Pour in milk and mix until smooth; mixture should not be runny. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and spread mixture into bottom of pie pan. Separate biscuits into layers and place gently on top of mixture. Drizzle remaining butter on top of biscuit layers.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 23, 2006

With a few changes, this was a 5 star pot pie! I consider us to be "Pot Pie Connesours" as it is my husband's favorite food. He jokes that we have never had the same recipe twice! He will have this one again! My modifications were: One can of soup, one can of broth (made a roux with some of the butter and couple tsp flour and the broth) and cooked the veggies in that. I then added the chicken and cream of soup. After pressing the biscuits down on the bottom layer, I baked those for about 10 min at 450 degrees (but could have used 5 more min) so they wouldn't be soggy. Then the filling, then the rest of the biscuits. I forgot the butter until it came out of the oven, but I brushed it on then and looked, smelled, and tasted wonderful (check out my picture of the pot pie). Great, fast pot pie!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 02, 2012

Was dryer than I like so I used a full can of milk. This worked well for us.

Oct 09, 2003

Even with all these adjustments this recipe was still very fast and easy. Even though I used reduced fat soups and milk this still came out rich and creamy, but healthy!! Everyone in my family loved it, which is saying alot, they all have very diffent tastes. I will definitly be making this again. Here are the adjustments I made: I used 2 soft ready pie crusts instead of biscuits. I cooked the bottom crust in the heating oven while I prepared the filling. I used 98% fat free cream of chicken soup and 98% fat free cream of celery. I also used 1% milk. I used three bnlss/sknlss chiken breast halves broiled for 5min per side (I just couldn't bring myself to use canned meat, it has no taste, and the texture leaves much to be desired). like I said this is still very fast, add maybe an extra 10 min to broil the chicken. Still very rich with the lowfat ingredients.

May 29, 2007

Like most, I found this to be the perfect starter recipe. After reading the previous reviews, I made the following tweaks: For the chicken, I used two chicken breasts boiled with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (brought to boil, then turned off heat and allowed to cool in pan before cubing). I used one can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken and one of Cream of Potato. I used half the biscuits to line the bottom of my casserole dish and baked for 15 minutes before adding the filling. As a personal preference, I added two diced hard-boiled eggs to the filling just before pouring into the casserole dish, which makes the sauce rich, creamy and flavorful. When done, this cheater recipe beat the pants off my neighbor's "from scratch" recipe!

Jan 15, 2005

My husband's aunts had come down to visit our new home for the 1st time and I was looking for a simple recipe to use up the last refrigerator biscuit roll I had. I also happened to have leftover chicken from a supermarket rotisserie chicken I had picked up two nights before. Well let me tell you - this hit the spot! Everyone LOVED it! I used 1 cream of chicken soup and 1 cream of celery. I also separated the biscuits (Grands)and made a layer on the bottom and a thin layer on the top. YUM! The only thing I would change next time (and thus the 4 stars only) would be to use low sodium soups. The flavor was fabulous, but salty. Oh....and I also added savory, marjoram, and some onion powder for flavor. Also just lightly used butter-flavored PAM instead of melted butter to spray the pan and top of the biscuits. Definitely a welcome addition to my dinner menu!

Oct 20, 2009

Just fantastic, and so simple to make. I did use a deep dish pie crust for the bottom, but used Grand biscuits for the top (separated in half so they weren't too thick on top - they were just right). Used a rotissieri chicken, and put in chunky cooked fresh carrots, celery, onion, and peas (the peas were previously frozen). Used 2 cans healthy choice cream of chicken soup and skim milk. Garlic and poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. My whole gang loved it.

Jun 17, 2003

I used real chicken, not canned. Really yummy. I also made individual pies in small pyrex dishes each with biscuit tops and bottoms -- the kids loved them, so did my hubby.

Oct 09, 2003

Very good flavor. I left the middle open, no biscuit and found the other biscuits baked more evenly, with no doughy damp spots. Added 2-3 stalks celery thinly sliced and used chicken fingers sauteed with a little oil and poultry seasoning instead of canned chicken. Have also tried with a can of diced potatoes, frozen peas, pearl onions, and mushrooms to good effect. Good family dish on a cold night!


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 990 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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