Homestyle Pork Pot Pie

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Homestyle Pork Pot Pie goes together quickly with the use of store-bought pie dough and leftover pork. It’s comfort food that’s as easy as one, two, three.

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Since my husband and I became “empty nesters” recently, I’m finding myself a bit confused when it comes to cooking for only two people.

Even though this pork pot pie feeds more than two people, it utilizes leftover pork which is another way to get more bang for your buck. And who doesn’t want that?

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Homestyle Pork Pot Pie is available near the end of this post. 

Homestyle Pork Pot Pie goes together quickly with the use of store-bought pie dough and leftover pork. Comfort food for all! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list;

  • 2 – 9″ prepared pie crusts
  • butter 
  • flour
  • chicken stock
  • salt and pepper
  • minced garlic
  • leftover cooked pork, shredded or cut into cubes
  • dried thyme
  • Dijon mustard
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • egg

How is pork pot pie different from chicken pot pie?

  • It uses pork. 😉

Can I substitute cooked chicken meat for the pork in this recipe?

  • Yes, and then you can call it chicken pot pie!

What if I don’t have a pie bird?

  • Make a few slits in the top of the pie crust (using a paring knife) to allow the steam to escape, and so the pie doesn’t burst in the oven.

Homestyle Pork Pot Pie goes together quickly with the use of store-bought pie dough and leftover pork. Comfort food for all! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Since this Pork Pot Pie takes advantage of leftover pork (from the pork roast I made that could easily feed eight to ten people), it also did double duty in this pie that can also feed eight people.

Maybe someday I’ll get the hang of cooking for only two people…but don’t count on it. LOL

The easy instructions;

  • In a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch to a whisk and add the chicken stock, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Whisk continually until the mixture heats and thickens (approximately 5-7 minutes).
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in the thyme, mustard, pork, and frozen vegetables.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally to heat through.
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  • On a lightly floured surface, carefully roll out one of the pie crusts.
  • Transfer the pie crust to a prepared pie pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. *Note – To help with the transfer of the dough, roll the dough loosely onto the rolling pin and unroll it carefully over the pie pan. Press the dough into the pie pan and allow the excess to fold over the sides of the pan. Set aside.
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  • Carefully pour the pork filling into the prepared pie crust.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the second pie crust out like the first one.
  • Transfer the dough over the pork filling (on the rolling pin) and carefully unroll to cover.
  • Use a paring knife to trim the excess dough away (saving some for the leaf garnish), and use a fork to press and seal the bottom and top crusts together.
  • Use a paring knife to cut some steam holes into the top crust (and insert a pie bird if you have one).
  • Use some of the trimmed dough to cut out leaf shapes and use a dab little water to adhere the leaves to the top of the pie.
  • Whisk together the egg and water and brush over top of the crust.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is heated through.
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  • Allow the pork pot pie to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Can pork pot pie be made in advance and frozen?

  • Yes! Make the pie up until it’s time to bake (without the pie bird). Then, wrap it well and freeze for up to two months.

How long will it keep in the refrigerator after it has been baked?

  • Store the cooked pork pot pie, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can Pork Pot Pie be baked from frozen?

  • Yes, but please allow double the oven time, and plan accordingly.

Believe it or not, this is the very first time I’ve ever made my own pot pie. This is also the very first time I ever got to use the pie bird that I purchased from Sur LaTable many moons ago. Better late than never, right? Tweet!

HaHa! I also just noticed the tie-in about my husband and I being “empty-nesters” and the irony of me using a pie bird. Life is funny sometimes, don’t you think?

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Homestyle Pork Pot Pie. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

4.78 from 9 votes
Homestyle Pork Pot Pie - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Homestyle Pork Pot Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
cooling time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Homestyle Pork Pot Pie goes together quickly with the use of store-bought pie dough and leftover pork. Comfort food for all! 
Course: Easy Main Course, leftovers, pot pie
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: pork pot pie, pot pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 235 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 2 9" pie crusts
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups leftover cooked pork shredded or cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • cups frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, carefully roll out one of the pie crusts. Transfer the pie crust to a prepared pie pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. 

    **Note  - To help with the transfer of the dough, roll the dough loosely onto the rolling pin and unroll it carefully over the pie pan. Press the dough into the pie pan and allow the excess to fold over the sides of the pan. Set aside.

  3. In a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Switch to a whisk and add the chicken stock, salt, pepper, and garlic. Whisk continually until the mixture heats and thickens (approximately 5-7 minutes).

  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the thyme, mustard, pork, and frozen vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally to heat through.
  5. Carefully pour the pork filling into the prepared pie crust. On a lightly floured surface, roll the second pie crust out like the first one. Transfer the dough over the pork filling (on the rolling pin) and carefully unroll to cover.
  6. Use a paring knife to trim the excess dough away (saving some for the leaf garnish), and use a fork to press and seal the bottom and top crusts together. 
  7. Use a paring knife to cut some steam holes into the top crust, and insert a pie bird (optional).

  8. Use some of the trimmed dough to cut out leaf shapes and use a little water to adhere the leaves to the top of the pie (optional).

  9. In a small bowl, mix the egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush the egg wash over the top crust. 
  10. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is heated through.

  11. Cool for at least 20 minutes and serve.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

pie pan, non-stick cooking spray, rolling pin, pie bird (optional), paring knife

Nutrition Facts
Homestyle Pork Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 511mg22%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1940IU39%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Homestyle Pork Pot Pie as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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31 Comments

  1. Such a delicious way to use up leftovers! And that pie bird is so cute!!

  2. This looks hearty and delicious. I've never made pot pie

  3. I love easy comfort food, perfect for busy weeknights!

  4. Love that this uses preprepared pie crust. It makes things so much easier. Yes, it is hard to make food for two. That is why I have learned to become the 'queen of the freezer'. 🙂

  5. I've never made pot pie with pork before! This is a great idea! Awesome comfort food.

  6. What a great use of leftovers! I've only ever cooked for two. I just freeze everything (though I imagine this wouldn't freeze well!) This really looks SO good. Love the pie bird, too!

  7. I grew up learning to cook for a family of five. Cooking for two these days is sometimes a challenge! We seem to have lots of leftovers 🙂 Love your pot pie. I've made hundreds, but am sure I've never made one with pork. Sounds really delicious.

  8. I love a pot pie in any form, but pork is one I've not tried. I'd happily take one of those extra servings off your hands. I have the same pie bird (and it'll be in a post this Friday)!

    • 5 stars
      My family really felt I had gone all out making this and lots of kudos this recipe was amazing. I will be adapting for other leftover meat dishes I have. I used stone ground mustard in ours as that’s what I had and the flavor was great!! I even did the leaf cutouts on top and my husband and teenage son came home and felt very special. With both WOWs to say. Thank you! I was a dinner hero tonight

  9. Cooking for just two definitely can be difficult…. but I would not mind having leftovers of that wonderful pie. Enjoy!

  10. I have never had kids and I still have trouble cooking for two…haha. I always make food with plenty of leftovers because leftovers are my favorite breakfast. This pot pie sounds delicious and I love that you used pork!

  11. Oh man, since my son moved out a few years ago I just can't adjust. Then my daughter was away for 4 months and I've never had so many leftovers in my life. Definitely takes some getting used to. I have a tendency to cook like I'm feeding an army.

    I love pot pies. My gramma used to make one like this that I loved so very much. Digging the bird. I keep eyeing them when I'm shopping. I need to pick one up.

  12. Yum. I've been craving pot pie lately and I don't think I've ever tried one with pork before.e

  13. We love chicken pot pie so I bet we'd love this Pork Pot Pie too! Love the little black bird in the pie!

  14. 5 stars
    I truly love a pot pie of any kind! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    Your pie bird is so cute! And this recipe looks so delicious! I cannot wait to try it!

  16. Do you have any idea how much the baking time should be adjusted to make this into individual pot pies rather than one large one. A different way to adjust to cooking for two. I am still trying to adjust to cooking for two after cooking for a family of seven.

    • Hi, Marie!
      Not having done it, I’m not 100% sure.
      All I can suggest is that you keep an eye on it in the oven and once the crust is golden, and the filling is bubbly, they’re ready.
      I would think the cooking time would be cut down by at least 15 minutes.
      I hope this helps.
      Renee

  17. 5 stars
    This was a hit! The whole family loved it!! Cooking times were spot on. Thank you for the easy recipe!

  18. 5 stars
    I can not wait to try! I love pork and pot pie, but have never combined them.

  19. Gwen Thring

    My will-eat-it-but-doesn’t-love-pork son said he’d happily eat this 2 nights in a row. My super critical son commented that it was nicely seasoned. I didn’t have any frozen veg so added an onion in with the butter. I can’t use Dijon mustard as one son is allergic to it so used seeded mustard with a bit of mustard powder. Super yummy! The amount of pork I had left over made 1 large and 4 single serve pies. I tend to freeze my pies once they’re cooked so when needed I’ll just reheat them.

    • I LOVE this comment, Gwen! I’m so happy this was a family pleaser and I love how you adapted the recipe to fit what you had on hand, and what your family prefers. Kudos to you for making this recipe your own! I wish I could taste your pies! Great that you had enough leftover pork to make minis and now have them on hand in the freezer! WIN!!
      Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to comment!
      Renee

  20. 5 stars
    Not sure how much and what garlic (fresh or powder) to use (not listed in ingredients) only instructions-I used about equivilent of 2 minced cloves-great with that amount

    • You have a great cooking instinct, Gail! Great call on the amount of garlic. Sorry for my error. I’ll fix it right away. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and glad you liked the recipe! Renee

  21. Alan Audley

    5 stars
    moorish

  22. Hi Renee. I will be trying this recipe as pot pies are so enjoyed by my wife and I. A couple of questions tho. Why the mustard? I’ve never cooked with mustard and would think that it would overpower the other ingredients because pork has such a mellow flavor. (does that make sense?)
    Also, what significance is the bird? I’ve never seen one used. Does it whistle when the pie is done?
    Thanks for sharing your recipes!!!!!!

    • Hi, Don!
      Great questions.
      The pie bird is only for the cuteness factor. He (sadly) does not whistle. I had had him in my kitchen drawer for several years and had never used him. I thought it was high time. He is supposed to be there for steam ventilation, but I don’t think I used him properly, hence the decoration part. LOL
      As far as the mustard. I love mustard and which is why I added it. If you’re worried that it may be too overpowering, by all means, leave it out (or cut back on the amount). Personally, I don’t feel like it didn’t work. Since it’s Dijon and not yellow mustard, the flavor is much milder. At least to me.
      I hope you find these answers helpful.
      I appreciate you stopping by to chat, and for visiting my site.
      Please enjoy the pork pot pie…with the mustard, or without!
      Have a delicious day!
      Renee

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