This vegan biscuit pot pie is ultra cozy and satisfying. White beans, mushrooms, rosemary, and thyme cooked are cooked to perfection in vegetable broth and topped with vegan spelt biscuits. Then, the skillet is transferred to the oven where the biscuits are baked until golden!
This vegan biscuit pot pie with white beans and mushrooms is the perfect one-dish meal for winter time. A combination of onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrot, celery, rosemary, thyme, white beans, and plenty of seasonings and vegetable broth is cooked in a cast iron skillet, then topped with healthy vegan spelt biscuits and baked until golden. I realize that I say this a lot, but this is vegan comfort food at its finest and healthiest, and I hope you love it as much as we do. It’s packed with protein thanks to the white beans, and immune-boosting antioxidants from all of the veggies. The biscuits are light and healthy, containing just three tablespoons of vegan butter (I use Miyokos exclusively) in the whole recipe.
I whipped this up before going to see a movie on a chilly night a few weeks ago and reheated it briefly when I came home. It’s the kind of meal that lends itself well to making ahead of time. When dinner hour rolls around, all you’ll need to do is reheat it for 10-15 minutes and perhaps throw together a side salad if you’re feeling ambitious. A salad made with spinach, citrus, and avocado goes particularly well with this, providing a nice contrast to the deep, earthy flavours of beans and mushrooms in the pot pie.
If you have never made biscuits before, don’t fear! My recipe is extremely easy–the kind of thing you’ll be able to make with your eyes closed, once you get the hang of it. My vegan spelt biscuits are not saturated with a lot of butter the way that some recipes are, and they come together quickly. As long as you can stir and briefly knead dough, you can make my biscuit topping.
One thing that is important to note is that you must use an oven-proof skillet for this recipe. I love my Lodge cast iron skillet (affiliate link). It’s an American-made, affordable, healthy choice that is free from harmful non-stick chemicals. Plus, cast iron cookware lasts FOREVER!
how to make this vegan biscuit pot pie:
- Start by sauteeing the vegetables in a cast iron skillet. Add the herbs, beans, seasonings, and broth mixed with light spelt flour (this helps thicken the mixture).
- Whip up the biscuit dough.
- Roll out the dough to ½-inch thickness and cut it into 8 circles using a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass.
- Place the biscuits on top of the vegetable/bean mixture and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.
what to serve with this vegan biscuit pot pie:
- Spinach salad with in-season citrus fruit and diced avocado and a light vinaigrette is a nice contrast to some of the deep, earthy flavours found in the pot pie.
- If you don’t have any white beans on hand, substitute 3 cups of cooked chickpeas, lentils, or even 2 blocks of crumbled tempeh.
- If you don’t have any light/white spelt flour, feel free to substitute all whole spelt flour. You may need to add a bit more liquid to the dough, since whole spelt flour is more dry than light spelt.
- If you need a gluten-free option, swap out the spelt flour for an equivalent amount of gluten-free all purpose flour.
- You can use any vegetables you like in this pot pie. Not a fan of mushrooms? Use 2-3 cups of finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower, or kale in its place.
- To keep this recipe vegan, I used Miyokos vegan cultured butter. This is the only vegan butter that I recommend using, as it is free from processed vegetable oils. You can also simply use coconut oil. If you eat dairy, feel free to use 3 tablespoons of organic/grass fed butter instead.
More vegan comfort food recipes from Up Beet Kitchen:
- Nut-Free Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Vegan Parmesan Oven Fries with Buffalo Hummus
- Winter Glow Cauliflower, Potato, and Turmeric Soup
- Vegan S’mores Cake
I hope that you love this vegan biscuit pot pie recipe. If you make it, leave a comment and rating below the recipe. And don’t forget to share a photo to Instagram–tag me @upbeet.kitchen and #upbeetkitchen so that I can see your delicious recreations.
This vegan biscuit pot pie with white beans and mushrooms is the perfect cozy winter one-dish meal. Super satisfying and healthy.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 1 bay leaf
- 12 medium crimini mushrooms, scrubbed with a damp cloth and chopped into quarters
- 3 ribs of celery, diced
- 3 medium carrots, diced
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp chickpea miso or mellow white miso
- 3 cups cooked white beans (navy beans or great northern beans)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp light/white spelt flour
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 ¼ cups light/white spelt flour, plus more as needed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
- 3 tbsp cold vegan butter (I use Miyokos exclusively- you can also use regular organic butter if you eat it)
- Warm the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for four minutes. Then add the rest of the salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, mushrooms, celery, and carrots. Cook until mushrooms are nicely browned and celery and carrots are somewhat tender, about four minutes more.
- Add the balsamic, tamari, miso, and white beans.
- Whisk together the vegetable broth and flour until no lumps remain. Add it to the vegetables and beans.
- Turn down heat to low and simmer for a few minutes while you prepare the biscuits.
- To make the biscuits, add the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl and whisk together. You’re making vegan buttermilk! Set it aside for a couple of minutes to ‘curdle.’
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork.
- Pour the vegan buttermilk over the dry ingredients and stir until you have a dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until the dough has come together. The dough should be neither too sticky nor too dry. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky, or one more tablespoon of non-dairy milk if it is too dry.
- Roll out into a ½-inch thick round on a floured surface. Using a round cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, cut out dough into 8 rounds and transfer them one by one to the top of bean and vegetable skillet.
- Transfer the entire skillet to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Vegan
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