vegetarian puff pastry pot pie
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Broccoli Cheddar Puff Pastry Pot Pie

This delicious vegetarian pot pie recipe is made with an ooey, gooey broccoli cheddar filling then topped with a puff pastry crust and baked to perfection. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: broccoli cheddar, pot pie, puff pastry, vegetarian comfort food
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 5 oz old/sharp cheddar shredded
  • 3 cups broccoli chopped into small bits
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 large egg whisked

Instructions

For the Steamed Broccoli

  • Cut the ends of the broccoli off and dice into SMALL pieces. Save the stems and stalks for something else.
    Place three cups of chopped broccoli bits into a microwaveable bowl. Add three tbsp. of water and microwave for 3-5 minutes until vibrant green and tender.

For the Pot Pie

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large saucepan on medium heat, melt 2 tbsp. of butter. Add diced onion and sauté for about 5 minutes. Whisk in flour and let cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and mustard. Keep whisking (the mixture will be quite thick) for a few minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, and add the shredded cheese.* Fold in the steamed broccoli and stir until combined. Divide the broccoli cheese mixture into two 8 oz. ramekins. Top with puff pastry crust.** Brush the puff pastry with a whisked egg, and cut an X in the middle to ventilate.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and crispy to your liking.
    Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving (it will be HOT!).
    Dig in and enjoy!

Notes

* Let the remaining heat in the pan melt the cheese. This helps prevent it from getting stringy. 
**You can either cut the defrosted puff pastry into circles that fit right onto the ramekins, or into squares and let the corners hang over the edges of the ramekin. I like to cut the puff pastry into strips, and criss-cross two strips over each other.