Amy’s Vegan Pot Pie

November 22, 2010 by Keri

I’m still not feeling well today, and standing in the kitchen long enough to prepare a whole meal still feels exhausting, but we have to eat!  And I hate having nothing to post about!  I don’t think I’ve felt unwell enough to keep me out of the kitchen since I’ve started blogging, so it’s a strange feeling.  Today, I made a quick run to the store to pick up a few premade meals so I could feel assured no one was going hungry.  I was wishing I had checked back to some of your packaged food suggestions on other posts!  The freezer section had a lot of Amy’s and Gardein, and I was fairly certain the vegan pot pies had been mentioned favorably, so I picked those up along with a few of the burritos, tofu scramble pockets, and a Gardein pulled barbecue.  Tonight I made the pot pies.  I can’t say I’ve actually had a pot pie in, goodness, I must have been in elementary school, but from what I can remember, yep, that’s a pot pie.

Vegan Products

You have to be careful with Amy’s products, because they usually make a vegan, vegetarian, and a non-veg variety of each product, and it’s very easy to mistake the vegetarian option  for the vegan one if you’re in a hurry.  This one has a big badge right on the front, advertising it’s veganness and that it has 30% less fat than their other vegetable pot pie, so I caught the box flair quickly.  As I remember being custom for pot pies, they take a long time to bake in the oven, but I think it’s always worth it over microwaving if you have the time.

The portion size of Amy’s vegan pot pie is nice; it’s not tiny, but there isn’t that extra half portion that you don’t feel like you can finish, but feel guilty for letting go to waste.  There’s a fair amount of “good stuff” jammed in there.  It’s not brimming with filling, but I’m sure contents settle and whatnot.  I was glad the saltiness wasn’t overdone, which is what keeps me from enjoying most prepackaged foods.  I can’t say I’d grab this pot pie for a quick meal, because of the baking time (if you use a microwave, I suppose it could be very quick), but for a night when I don’t feel up to cooking, it’s perfect!  All of the pleasant home-baked scents and yummy flavor without any of the actual effort.

What do you keep around for night you just don’t feel like preparing and cooking?

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Comments

  1. Hmmm, I may need to try it. Thanks for the review!

    Lately I have frozen veggies and tempeh to throw into a wok or a carton of Trader Joe’s bean soup on nights I’m just burned out.

  2. Jared says:

    Hey Keri!

    I’ve had that pot pie before, a few months ago I believe. I remember it being fairly good for something out of a box! I often pick up the Amy’s frozen burritos, Gardein products, etc. when they are on sale so I have them for such ‘emergencies’. Feel better!

  3. Louzilla says:

    I haven’t had the Amy’s pot pie, but have had the pot pie wrap and it is so good!

    I keep a case of Ramen on top of my fridge for when I just don’t have time to do anything else. So cheap and so easy, and a case lasts a while since I try to make more healthier & substantial stuff.

    Hope you feel better!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been sick for a week and a half, so I definitely understand feeling exhausted by the idea of cooking.
    I keep good tomato sauce and herb-style tofu on hand so I can always throw together a quick pasta dish, which is about as low-key as I can get before entering “just eat toast and Earth Balance for dinner” territory!

  5. celyn says:

    I definitely keep Amy’s around. I really like the shepherd’s pie and the baked ziti. The pot pie is good too!

  6. I hope you’re feeling better soon! But even ill, your photography rocks because you made that frozen pot pie look amazing! ;) I’ll have to remember to pic one up next time I’m at the grocer. Nice to have a good stand-by for just such an occasion.

  7. I have had it and feel the same way. It is decent but nothing to rave about! :)

  8. KBR says:

    I am a big fan of Amy’s for hurry up days. Kashi also has some vegan friendly stuff. I try to have some seitan in the freezer as well as stuff to make quick cheeze sauces for pasta. I had blogged about what I can the holy “quinity” of veg cooking, with this stuff around, there’s always a meal to be had. It included raw cashews, tahini and nootch.

  9. Kelly says:

    Amy’s bean & veggie frozen burritos are my go-to items when I’m in a big ol’ hurry. I just wish most of Amy’s foods didn’t have so much sodium!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  10. Kelsey says:

    I picked up some Garden Lite souffles for the first time this week

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