Coconut curry and pumpkin make this pot pie recipe extra comforting and delicious.
By Taylor Kadlec
Now that the weather is turning cool and it feels like fall, it’s time for all the cool weather foods. Soups, stews, chilis, and casseroles have been all that I have been wanting to cook.
While I don’t cook pot pies very often, they really are the perfect comfort food: a flaky biscuit crust with a warm creamy filling. This one is a lot different from the norm, with curry spices, chickpeas, and vegetables, but I have to say – it’s a really delicious change!
I used frozen puff pastry which, in my opinion, is just as good as homemade. I’m usually a proponent of everything homemade but seriously, the frozen puff pastry is just as good as homemade. Promise. And a WHOLE lot easier.
This coconut curry pumpkin pot pie was such a fun change from the traditional pot pie. I absolutely love the curry spices and the coconut undertones from the coconut milk, and the veggies and chickpeas are hearty and comforting. While it’s meatless, you can certainly add chicken if you please. However, it definitely doesn’t need it. The chickpeas and veggies are hearty enough to make this a meal to please meat and veggie lovers alike!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 shallots, diced
- 1 medium Russet or sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 3 carrots, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon coriander
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In large skillet, melt butter.
- Add shallots, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
- Cook about 10 minutes, until vegetables are beginning to soften.
- Add garlic, peas, and chickpeas and cook another 2 minutes.
- Add curry powder, turmeric, coriander, and tomato paste, and mix to combine.
- Add coconut milk and pumpkin puree and mix to combine.
- Bring to a simmer and let cook 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened.
- Place one sheet of puff pastry in pie dish, cutting off any edges that go over the edge.
- Pour chickpea mixture into pie dish.
- Cover with additional puff pastry. I cut the puff pastry into ~½” strips and made a lattice design, but you can also just cover it with the sheet and pinch close.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until puff pastry is golden and mixture is bubbling.
- Serve and enjoy!
Taylor Kadlec is a lover of all things food including baking, cooking, and of course, eating. She is a self-taught baker and cook, and she shares her kitchen adventures on her blog Greens & Chocolate, where healthy cooking meets sinful indulgence.