Pot pie

Pot pie is the US & Canadian term for a type of meat pie with a top pie crust that is commonly used throughout the continent,[1] consisting of flaky pastry.[2][3] Pot pies may be made with a variety of fillings including poultry, beef, seafood, or plant-based meat substitute fillings, and may also differ in the types of crust. In both countries, various versions exist and can vary significantly in terms of both preparation and ingredients, with chicken pot pie being the most popular variety of the dish.

Pot pie
TypeSavoury pie
Main ingredientsMeat (beef, chicken, lamb or turkey), gravy, mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green beans and peas)


Homemade chicken and vegetable pot pie, cut open

Pot pie can be prepared in a many of ways including in a skillet over a stovetop,[4] in a baking dish in an oven,[5] or in a pie iron over a campfire.[6] There are numerous other types of pot pies including taco, ham and brie pizza, and steak and mushroom.[7] The pie shell and crust can be made from scratch or can be fashioned from store bought pie crust or biscuit dough and includes ingredients such as butter, lard, olive oil, flour, and shortening.[8] Once prepared and served, the pot pie leftovers can be stored in the freezer for later consumption.[9]

Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie

In the Pennsylvania Dutch region, some people make a dish called "bot boi" (or "bottboi"[10]) by Pennsylvania German-speaking natives. Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie is a stew without a crust.[11] Most commonly made with chicken, it usually includes homemade dumpling-style dough noodles and potatoes, and sometimes vegetables such as carrots or celery.[12]

See also


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  2. "pot pie - Definition of pot pie in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English. Archived from the original on January 19, 2019.
  3. "pot pie - meaning of pot pie in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - LDOCE". www.ldoceonline.com.
  4. "Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie". Perdue.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. "Creamy Chicken Pot Pie". Perdue.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. "Campfire Chicken Pot Pie". Perdue.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. "Great News: You Can Turn Anything Into A Pot Pie". HuffPost. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  8. "Homemade Chicken Pot Pie". BettyCrocker.com. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  9. Selasky, Susan. "Ask the Test Kitchen: Freezing chicken pot pie is a breeze". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  10. "Pennsylvania Dutch Dictionary: Bottboi". www.padutchdictionary.com. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  11. Longacre, D. J. (1976). More-with-Less Cookbook. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press
  12. Negley, Erin. "Discuss: Pot pie in Lancaster County is comfort food, minus the crust". LancasterOnline.
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