Compensation for my time creating this beef pot pie recipe was provided by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.
This pot pie of rich beefy flavor with the hearty touch of veggies includes a buttery and flaky crescent roll topping – yum!
Ahh, fall is finally in the air here. I have been waiting so long to be able to open the windows and enjoy some fresh, cooler air. With temperatures in the 60’s and low 70’s as highs and lows dipping into the 50’s at night I’ve started craving fall foods as well, especially the one-dish hearty meals. One of our favorite hearty fall recipes is chicken pot pie, but we’ve had a lot of chicken lately, so I wanted something different. Another conundrum about making pot pie from scratch is that it can take what seems like FOREVER. Cooking the meat, making the broth, the pastry, the roux, all the chopping…then putting it all together to bake nearly an hour. That just won’t do for weekday meals around here when Mr. Savvy and myself have a ton of project deadlines at the moment.
I love that Pillsbury Crescent Rolls also include box tops to give back to our local schools!
I had the idea to make a ground beef pot pie since cooking the meat would be so much quicker to prepare and Mr. Savvy had the awesome idea to use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls as the crust topping. Genius! We’ve both loved Pillsbury Crescent rolls since we can remember, but they were usually a treat during the holidays for both of us growing up. Now days, though, I look at crescent rolls as a super quick, yet tasty way to help get dinner on the table fast. They can be used for so much more than a simple dinner roll, though that’s wonderful as well. Many foods that I adored from my childhood admittedly seem like they have changed over the years with cheaper ingredients that barely even mimic the deliciousness they once were, but Pillsbury Crescent Rolls luckily still have the buttery flakiness I remember so fondly from each Thanksgiving.
Beef Pot Pie
To further help get dinner on the table quickly, I also opted to use ground beef compared to the usual stew cut that is used in beef pot pie since it would cook much quicker. I also used a bag of frozen pre-cut vegetable mix (but you can use fresh if you prefer, of course) along with a store-bought beef broth. If you want to make this beef pot pie recipe even faster, you could use a couple cans of pre-made beef gravy, but since the gravy for this recipe is quickly made with corn starch, I skipped the gravy.
The crescent rolls make a quick and easy topping that’s something different from the same old same old.
The resulting pot pie was delicious, and beautiful to boot, if I do say so myself. Plus it only took about a half hour to put together and was on the table within the hour – while still looking so good that I’d happily serve it to company! The beef filling has a slight meaty richness to it, while the potatoes and mushrooms with the other veggies make it thick and hearty. Then there’s my favorite part, the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls which get beautifully golden brown and flaky. While you could also make this in a 9 x 9 square inch dish, I loved using a deep dish pie plate so that all the servings were already “cut”. I just love making homemade meals like this that are impressive but don’t take hours to make!
P.S. Even though we are very much carnivores, I know we have readers that are vegetarian eaters and I think you could also make a delectable vegetarian version as well with vegetable broth and using more mushrooms and other veggies while skipping the meat. A vegetarian version can be made with the use of more vegetables and vegetable broth.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 667mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 25g
A vegetarian version can be made with the use of more vegetables and vegetable broth.
Golden buttery, flaky deliciousness.
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Compensation was provided by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.