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Bacon Pot Pie

I love the combination of bacon and cheese. Add some veggies and a homemade flaky pie crust and you have a comforting Sunday night meal or a cozy, filling breakfast. —Ashley Hudd, Holton, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 medium red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Place flour in a large bowl; cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water 1 tablespoonful at a time, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine potatoes and water; microwave, covered, on high until tender, 4-5 minutes. Cool; drain. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Cool and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim even with rim. Place potatoes in crust. Top with bacon, onion, broccoli and cheese. Pour sauce over top. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 493 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.
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