Food Thursday: Sausage Pot Pie

The other night the kids were asking for chicken pot pie for dinner. I love chicken pot pie but they were asking for it at 5:30pm – that’s not quite enough time to turn out a chicken pot pie. Then I remembered a recipe in one of my binders, it might have been an ad for Birds Eye frozen vegetables… at any rate, it was a lot like chicken pot pie but quick & easy. Sort of a cheater pot pie 🙂 I took that recipe, made a change here & there and came up with this:

Sausage Pot Pie
1 (9oz) package of frozen vegetables with sauce – your choice
1/2 package of refrigerated hash browns
1 package of sausage, sliced (I used a cheese & pepper chicken sausage, smoked sausage would work too)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
salt & pepper
1 refrigerated pie crust

1. Heat oven to 425. Cook veggies in the microwave and brown your hash browns – both according to package directions.

2. In a large bowl mix together veggies, hash browns, sausage & cheese. Add salt & pepper to taste.

3. Roll out your pie crust until it’s approx 18 inches across and place it on a baking sheet. Pour the sausage mixture in the middle of the crust and fold up the edges – the middle will be open.

4. Bake for 30 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Two recommendations for you: pick a frozen veggie that is cut small, we had one with baby carrots and they didn’t bake well. Second, if your frozen veggies aren’t very saucy add a 1/2 cup to 1 cup of chicken broth to keep the filling moist. Enjoy!

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