Today we wanted to share a recipe of Halloween Individual Pot Pies. These Halloween inspired mini chicken pies are full of warm and comforting goodness. They are exactly what you need to comfort and warm you up on a crisp fall day.
Inspiration for Halloween Individual Pot Pies
We had been trying to think of some Halloween food ideas that were fairly easy and inexpensive. We realized that we have everything on hand to make these individual pot pies. In fact, we even have a few things that we have been wanting to get used up so this was the perfect recipe.
In addition, these pot pies are a healthy option. You can use homemade or store bought pie crusts depending on how much time and energy you have to make these cute little pies. Honestly, whipping up a batch of pie crust dough doesn’t take more than a few minutes depending on your recipe.
To give these pot pies their Halloween flair, you simply create a jack-o’-lantern face, mummy face, or bat with the top pie crust. This year we used cookie cutters to cut pumpkins and bats to place on top of the pies.
Halloween Mini Pot Pies
These Halloween mini pot pies are the perfect fun comfort food. Make these for your family this Halloween for a delicious and easy home cooked meal.
- 1-2 pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)
- 1-2 tsp milk
Pot Pie Filling
- 1-2 chicken, beef, or pork pieces (cooked, cubed or shredded)
- 1 can of mixed vegetables or (a combination of 1-2 carrots, 1 onion, 2 stalks celery, 1-2 potatoes, and a handful of peas or corn)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup milk or cream
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare your pot pie filling. Cube or shred cooked meat of your choice. If you are using raw vegetables, saute them before adding your additional ingredients. If you are using canned vegetables, just add everything to the saucepan at once.
Make your rue by adding your flour, then slowly adding your water and milk. Cook until sauce thickens and remove from heat.
Prepare small ramekin or other small baking dishes.
Roll out a top and bottom pie crust to fit your baking dishes. Place a bottom crust into each dish. Add pot pie filling.
Place top crust of your choice. Either mummy, jack-o’-lantern, bat, cat, or witch. Brush top crust with milk for golden brown crust.
Place mini pot pies onto a foil covered or silpat lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes or until crust is a deep golden brown.
Other Halloween Inspired Foods
Another simple Halloween inspired idea is to color jack-o’-lantern faces on small mandarin oranges. To do this you use a black sharpie and draw these faces right onto the small oranges. Due to the oranges being a vibrant orange color, they are the perfect pumpkin look alike. This is an easy and fun project that even your kids can do if you trust them with a black sharpie.
Since we had already bought these mandarins as part of our grocery budget, we didn’t have to make any extra purchases. We already had the black sharpie on hand. You can even use regular oranges or any other type of orange colored citrus and use this same technique.
This is a fun and easy way to make some holiday inspired foods with what you already have on hand. Another easy suggestion is Halloween quesadillas or pizzas. Get creative and make any of your family’s favorites into a Halloween inspired food.
We’d love to hear what you think about this recipe. We’d also love to hear if you have your own Halloween recipes that you enjoy. Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown! We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant. Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.