Bratwurst Pot Pie

Do you meal plan? I do. It’s a great money and time saver. As a meal planner, one of the most irksome events that can happen is when your meal plan gets overridden. For example, Memorial Day Weekend we went on our annual camping and halibut fishing trip. I meal plan the heck out of these camping trips since the nearest grocery store is an hour and a half away. So when we returned home with a full pack of bratwursts, I was a little dismayed. Bratwurst is campfire food not normal weeknight meal food! Yes, I know, I sound ridiculous. Why not just fire them up on the grill? Well, because I’m a blogger and this is a golden opportunity to get creative!

Bratwurst Pot Pie

So that is exactly what I did! I love pot pies. Actually, I love pie. Actually, I love pie crust. I’m a carb fiend and a golden crust tugs at my heartstrings like nothing else. Now if you want to make a great pot pie, The Pioneer Woman’s recipe should be your go to. It comes out perfect every time. Using what I’ve learned from the great Ree Drummond I created this delectable dish. 

Bratwurst Pot Pie

And I gotta tell you. It was so good and so easy to make! I felt like such a genius after my second slice. Oh man! I love when new recipes come together perfectly on the first try! 

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Instructions

Slice and fry up 3 bratwursts.

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Remove bratwurst from the pan, melt butter, add veggies and herbs. Saute for about 5 minutes. 

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Sprinkle in the flour until just combined. Add brats, chicken broth, and whipping cream to the pan. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove herb sprigs.

Lay down the first pie crust in a greased pie dish. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom to prevent air bubbles. I used refrigerated pie crusts since it was a week night. But if you want a really easy recipe for perfect pie crust, go here

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Pour all the contents of the pan into the pie dish. Toss shredded cheese over the top.

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Cover with the second pie crust and pinch the edges of the crusts together. Cut vents in the surface of the dough. Brush an egg was over the top of the crust. This will make it perfectly golden brown. 

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Bake for 25-30 minutes and devour!

Bratwurst Pot Pie

Bratwurst Pot Pie
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 bratwurst
  2. 4 tbsp butter
  3. 1/2 cup diced onion
  4. 1/2 cup diced carrot
  5. 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced in half
  6. 2 sprigs thyme
  7. 2 sprigs oregano
  8. 1/4 cup flour
  9. 3 cups chicken broth
  10. 1/3 cup whipping cream
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
  12. 2 pie crusts
  13. ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I like to use Kerry Gold Dubliner)
  14. 1 egg
  15. 2 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Slice bratwurst into bite size pieces.
  3. Fry in a large pan on medium/high heat.
  4. Remove brats from pan and add butter.
  5. Once the butter is melted, add the onions, carrots, mushrooms, thyme, and oregano and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle in the flour until just combined
  7. Add brats, chicken broth, and whipping cream to the pan.
  8. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  9. Remove herb sprigs.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Lay down the first pie crust in a greased pie dish.
  12. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom to prevent air bubbles.
  13. Pour all the contents of the pan into the pie dish.
  14. Toss shredded cheese over the top.
  15. Cover with the second pie crust and pinch the edges of the crusts together.
  16. Cut vents in the surface of the dough.
  17. Mix together the egg with 2 tablespoons water and brush it all over the surface of the crust. (You will have some egg wash left over.)
  18. Place the pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
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Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

4 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh that looks delicious! Saving to my Recipes board!

  2. My husband would love this! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.

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