Pot pie feels like a weekend dish to us. You have a little extra time to make the pastry, and it's just as cozy and comforting as making a bit pot of stew... only you get a bonus buttery crust along with it. If you're looking for something besides the classic chicken pot pie, check these out—one lobster, one seafood, one vegetable. Ok, the lobster would be one indulgent weekend treat. But doesn't that sound delicious? Maybe a nice way to serve comfort food that's still super sophisticated for a dinner party?
All three of these recipes come from Ina Garten, and she seems like someone who would know her pot pies. We think she's one of the best when it comes to simple, familiar, "Yes! That's exactly what I'm craving!" types of food.
• Get all three recipes at House Beautiful.
The nice thing that these recipes teach us is that you can really put anything in a pot, top it with a crust, and call it a pot pie. We're inspired to get creative... A chili pot pie? Vegetable curry pot pie? What sounds good to you?
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