15 Pot Pies Meant for Cozy Weeknights

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

The ultimate comfort food comes straight from our kitchen to yours with this collection of savory pot pie recipes. If you're searching for the perfect weeknight dinner, you'll be hard pressed to find a simpler, more satisfying solution than a pot pie. This Southern classic has graced our dinner tables for generations—it was a favorite Sunday night supper at Grandma's, and it certainly stands the test of time.

Often involving a creamy, vegetable-studded chicken filling and a crispy pastry crust, this dish can be dressed up or pared down to suit your needs. Only have 35 minutes? Use refrigerated pastry dough. Want to really impress the crowd? Make your own cranberry-pecan pastry dough to top a turkey pot pie. Substitute your standard vegetables for mushrooms and leeks or the puff pastry crust for bacon-and-cheddar biscuits; with pot pie, the possibilities are endless. While your mind may immediately jump to chicken pot pie, we have recipes that incorporate a variety of proteins. Leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Throw it into a pot pie. This stress-free, comforting staple will make dinnertime a breeze.

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Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables

Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables

In search of the perfect weeknight dinner to feed the whole family? Look no further than this Skillet Pot Pie.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Just like Mama used to make. This classic recipe is a weeknight dinner wonder.

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Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

Take that chicken pot pie on-the-go with this portable dinnertime solution! It's perfect for winter potlucks or picnics.

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Turkey Pot Pie With Cranberry-Pecan Crusts

Turkey Pot Pie With Cranberry-Pecan Crusts
Tina Cornett

Recipe: Turkey Pot Pie With Cranberry-Pecan Crusts

Cut the homemade crust into leaves for a stunning autumnal dish that's ready to be the centerpiece at any dinner party.

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Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pies

Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pies
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pies

Because let's face it, the crust is simply the best part. We've doubled the crust in this chicken pot pie recipe to amp up the comfort factor.

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Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King
Southern Living

Recipe: Chicken a la King

Chicken pot pie filling spooned over warm biscuits? Doesn't get much better than that. This open-faced, deconstructed chicken pot pie is simple to assemble and so satisfying to savor.

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Stovetop Chicken Pie

Stovetop Chicken Pie
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie

Use a rotisserie chicken to make this easy weeknight dinner even simpler. All it takes is 35 minutes on the stovetop.

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Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits

Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits
Becky Luigart Stayner

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe is Sunday dinner at its finest. If you have time, double the recipe and stick the second casserole in the freezer to pull out when you're in a pinch. The savory Cheddar cheese and bacon biscuits can also be enjoyed solo and are definitely worth the effort.

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Biscuit-Topped Vegetable Pot Pies

Biscuit-topped Vegetable Pot Pies
Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Recipe: Biscuit-topped Vegetable Pot Pies

With an indulgent, fluffy biscuit topping, you won't even miss the meat in these pot pies!

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Joanna Gaines' Chicken Pot Pie

Joanna Gaines Chicken Pot Pie
Amy Neunsinger/Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

Recipe: Joanna Gaines' Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe comes straight from Joanna Gaines' cookbook Magnolia Table, and we can guarantee that it'll be a great addition to your table, too.

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Make your favorite, classic comfort dish in miniature.

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Nikkia Rhodes' Chicken Pot Pie

Nikkia Rhodes’ Chicken Pot Pie
Emily Dorio

Recipe: Nikkia Rhodes' Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade crust meets rotisserie chicken in this creamy chicken pot pie.

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Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Curried Chicken Pot Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Red curry paste brings a serious boost of flavor to this weeknight-friendly chicken pot pie.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie
Photographer: Will Dickey Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist: Erin Merhar

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie, but made in the Instant Pot. Yes, it's possible, and it sure is good.

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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms

Leeks and mushrooms may not be your typical pot pie accompaniments, but they're a welcome addition to this classic dish.

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