A rich and hearty pot pie is perfect for the season’s cooler temps – Make the most of earthy veggies with this tender main course that suits the season all winter long. Yogurt adds moisture and texture to the flaky crust while the decadent filling guarantees second servings. Try with a simple side salad.
Recipe originally posted on CAFE newsletter, edited by Ellie Sharp
- 2 lbs each rutabaga, turnips, and sweet potatoes, cut into a ½ inch dice
- 1 lb each carrots (sliced), Brussels sprouts (halved and tough outer leaves removed if necessary)
- Extra virgin olive oil (~2TB)
- Salt & pepper
- 2 rosemary stalks, leaves minced
- Olive oil to sauté leeks
- 1 bunch of leeks, halved, washed, and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- Salt and pepper
Yogurt Dough (adapted from Nourishing Traditions)
- 1 cup yogurt (goat yogurt OR kefir would be an excellent local choice here!)
- 1 cup butter
- 3 ½ cups flour (whole wheat is an excellent choice here as the yogurt tenderizes and softens the whole wheat and produces a stellar flavor and texture. A spelt flour version is pictured below.)
- 1 tspn salt
- Egg wash/melted butter for cooking
Make yogurt dough:
- Cream together butter and yogurt in stand mixer with paddle attachment.
- Add flour and salt. Mix until combined.
- Split into two. You only need half this the dough for the recipe. Freeze the other half for the next time you make pot pie, pasties, etc.
- You can use immediately or set aside to allow the yogurt to soak the whole grains to increase nutritional absorption!
- Preheat oven to 425.
- On a sheet pan with a Silpat mat/parchment/foil, combine rutabaga, sweet potatoes, and turnips. Add 1 TB of olive oil, season generously with salt and pepper and half the rosemary. Flip vegetable halfway through. Roast for 25-30 minutes until fork tender.
- On another sheet pan add carrots and Brussels sprouts. Add oil, salt and pepper, rosemary. Roast for 15-20 minutes.
- Set vegetables aside or add to your pie pan. You might have more vegetables than needed. They make an excellent topping to fresh greens, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette the next day for lunch.
- Reduce oven to 375.
- Sauté leeks in olive oil over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes until leeks are translucent. Season with salt, pepper, minced garlic.
- Add butter. When melted, sprinkle flour over and combine. Let flour cook for 2 minutes.
- With a whisk, add milk 1/2 cup at a time, whisking with each addition.
- Allow the bechamel to cook for another minute and make sure everything is combined. Turn off heat.
- Place vegetables in pie pan.
- Top with bechamel and stir to combine. Taste and add more seasoning if needed! Set aside.
- Roll dough (easier if slightly chilled) out on countertop, make sure you have enough to cover pie pan.
- Cover the pie with dough. Press dough onto pie pan using fork, crimping edges or your fingers to press down. Create vents on top allowing steam to escape during cooking process.
- Brush with egg wash or melted butter to help brown.
- Cook at 375 for 30-40 until crust is browned and delicious looking!