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How To Make Lentil Pot Pie

Did you know that lentils make a pretty decent pot pie? If you want to eat less meat or just stretch the food budget a little farther, lentil pot pie is a delicious and cheap recipe you can make with produce you grow in your own garden.

Before you start this recipe, you’ll need cooked lentils and a pie crust. I like to do that kind of food prep earlier in the week so I’m not trying to do it at dinner time. Pre-cooked lentils freeze just fine if you want to prepare a big batch and split them into smaller amounts for meals.

Did you know that lentils make a pretty decent pot pie?  Lentil pot pie is a delicious recipe you can make with homegrown vegetables.

Assembling the Lentil Pot Pie

First dice your vegetables. One onion, a head of garlic, and a few carrots are good choices. Next, saute the onion and garlic. Add the diced carrots and cook for 5 minutes.

Next, add spices. I like cumin, coriander, cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, bay leaf, or anise. You can use a little of all of them, or mix and match with what you have available.

Next add one cup of broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Any broth that you have on hand will work. You can make your own vegetable broth with scraps or a chicken stock from leftover bones. Either one tastes fine here.

Add 3 tablespoons of flour to thicken the broth and let it cook for a minute or two before adding in 2 1/2 cups of cooked lentils and one cup of peas. The peas can be fresh shelled from the garden, but frozen peas work just fine too.

Pour the ingredients for the lentil pot pie into the pie crust and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pull it out and enjoy a unique and filling spin on a pot pie!

Want more garden-friendly recipes? Check them all out on Cooking From The Garden.

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