An all-time favorite meal in our home is chicken pot pie. But with JBelle taking the vegetarian route I figured that was no longer an option for us. I got to thinking about it though and it occurred to me that I could do the dish without the chicken. However, there was something about it that seemed a bit unappetizing to me. I thought on it a little more and the idea formed to make individual pot pies with a veggie only filling. Much to my amazement, it was hit and so the Veggie Pocket was born!
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
1 (or 2) cans cream of celery soup (depends on how much you’re making & how “creamy” you want your filling to be, small bag/box of veggies – 1 can, regular size bag of veggies, probably 2 cans)
~1/2 T poultry seasoning
Seasoned salt to taste
Biscuit recipe (doubled if you have large amount of filling)
2 cups self rising flour (or all purpose with about 1 T baking powder)
1 stick butter (I’ve only ever used butter, so I can’t recommend using margarine)
1 cup milk
extra flour for dusting and rolling out
Mix all the veggie filling ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter until the mixture is well incorporated and looks like course crumbs. Add the milk and stir together (dough will be sticky). Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie/biscuit cutter to cut out circles. Once you’ve cut out all your circles, one at time roll out each circle until it’s roughly twice the size it was before. Put a spoonful of veggie filling onto one circle.
Then using some water, wet the edges of the biscuit with the filling on it and the edges of another biscuits. Place the second biscuit on top of the veggie mixture biscuit and seal the edges together. Then, if you like, you can crimp the edges with a fork.
Using a fork, poke the top a couple of times to vent. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until crust is a light golden brown.
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