Fall has arrived, and the cooler weather has me wanting to get in the kitchen to prepare some home-cooked comfort foods like soup, pot roast, chili and apple pie. There's a nostalgic feel to getting in the kitchen in autumn and spending time laboring to create a great meal for my family. I like to save the bigger kitchen endeavors like traditional comfort foods for the weekend. But what about weeknights? We still want something cozy and homemade on crisp fall evenings – I need quick comfort food recipes.
I was able to create the best of both worlds with these easy Mini Broccoli Chicken Pot Pies. I put a spin on traditional pot pie filling by using Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix, and while the cheesy filling simmered on the stove I baked the pastry shells. Puff pastry shells can be found in the grocer's freezer, and they are so easy to prepare – just pop them on a sheet pan and bake. No messing around with rolling pins and crimping pie crusts. These cute pastry shells have a buttery, flaky crust that pairs well with the creamy broccoli chicken filling.
I hope you give this recipe a try. If you like Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix as well as fast and flavorful dinners, check out our Fix It Fast 10 Meals & More Collection for more great meals that will be on the table in 30 minutes or less!