Mushroom Pot Pie With Biscuits

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If you’re a fan of mushrooms and rich, red wine gravy, you are in for a treat. This Mushroom Pot Pie is packed with hearty meaty flavor, and plenty of saucy goodness. It’s easy enough for a weeknight, and fun enough for a dinner party.

digging into a hearty pot pie with festive salads in the background.

The first time I made this Mushroom Pot Pie With Biscuits was on camera, filming an episode for my YouTube cooking show. As an avid free-styling cook, I knew it would work out pretty well—but I didn’t expect it to be THIS good. I had to document it!

What you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Mushrooms: They are the star of the show, after all.
  • Onions: Because they add the rich sweetness you want in a pie like this.
  • Leek: So underrated with their lovely aroma.
  • Garlic: An especially important ingredient in a meat-free mixture.
  • Olive oil: Just a tablespoon to sweat the veg.
  • Red wine: Because just the smell of red wine cooking away in a pan is a source of great pleasure.
  • Stock: Either a rich, dark veggie stock or mushroom stock is perfect.
  • Za’atar: One of my favourite Middle Eastern spice blends. If you wanted to take this in a more European direction, you could use rosemary instead.
  • Salt: For obvious reasons!
  • Soy sauce: A great way to add salt and rich flavour at the same time.
  • Corn starch: Much easier to use than flour, because you an adjust the thickness up till the last minute.
  • Butter: Just a dab to add some gloss to the mushroom stew mixture. You can also use plant-based butter.
  • Biscuit dough: Make your own, or buy some ready-made from your grocery store freezer.
  • Egg wash, milk, nut milk, or cream: For brushing the biscuit tops (optional).

How to make these Biscuit-Topped Mushroom Pot Pies

Follow these steps to make these delightful little pies

  1. Roll out your homemade or store-bought biscuit dough to 1 centimetre thick, and cut it into rounds to fit your serving dishes. Keep the rounds cold in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat, sweat the onion and leeks with the salt in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until lightly softened.
  3. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are quite soft.
  4. Add the red wine and za’atar to the pan, and cook for 1 minute
  5. Add the stock and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Combine the corn starch with some cold water in a small bowl, and add to the mushroom mixture and stir together. Once the mixture comes back to a bubble, taste for seasoning. Add a splash of soy sauce if needed, remove the pan from the heat and finish by stirring in the butter. 
  7. Portion the mushroom mixture into oven-proof dishes, and top with a round of biscuit dough. 
  8. Brush the biscuit top with milk, cream, or egg wash (optional, but good for shine) and bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuit is golden brown and the stew is bubbling over. (I like to place my pie dishes onto a rimmed baking sheet to catch any overflow.)

Success tips

These tips will help ensure you get the best Mushroom Pot Pie possible!

  1. When sautéing the mushrooms, don’t be afraid of letting some brown bits form on the bottom of the pan. These will just add to the rich flavour of the pot pies.
  2. Use a low-sodium or salt-free stock, so your pies don’t become too salty. I love using mushroom stock here, which is made by pouring boiling water over dried mushrooms and letting them “steep” for 15 minutes or so. You can also chop up the mushrooms and add those in! 
  3. When rolling out your biscuit dough, make sure it is still nice and cold when your pies hit the oven. The biscuits will puff much better that way.
an onion and mushroom pot pie with a spoon in it.

What goes well with Mushroom Pot Pie? 

Even though this pot pie mixture is loaded with veggies, it’s still on the rich side, flavor-wise. My best advice is to serve these pot pies alongside a super crunchy green salad. The citrus salad I made in the video is lovely, but any refreshing green salad will do. 

Storage, freezing, and reheating tips

Fully assembled and baked, these Mushroom Pot Pies will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you’d like to make them ahead and freeze them, I’d recommend keeping the mushroom mixture and the biscuit topper separate and assembling the pies just before baking. 

To reheat from chilled, just bake in the oven at 425 F for 25-30 minutes.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of wine should I use? 

Any dry wine, red or white, would work. I like red wine as it adds to the rich, deep colour of the filling.

I want to make the biscuits from scratch. How do I do that?

Sure thing. I don’t have a basic biscuit recipe on my site (yet) but here’s the one I use.

What is Za’atar?

Za’atar is a spice blend that is used across parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Once you start using it, it’ll likely quickly become a staple. It’s great stuff!

What if I can’t find Za’atar? 

You can use any spice or herb that you want in these pies. If you don’t like za’atar or can’t find it where you live, fresh rosemary or thyme are both great alternatives. They’ll give the mushroom mixture a bit more of a classic French vibe. 

Hungry for more mushrooms?

Try some of my other favourite mushroom recipes:

digging into a hearty pot pie with festive salads in the background.

Mushroom Pot Pie With Biscuits

This recipe for Mushroom Pot Pie With Biscuits is so rich and satisfying, and they're a breeze to make. A perfect meat-free option any night of the week!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large leek
  • 5 cloves garlic large
  • 500 grams crimini mushrooms
  • 200 millilitres dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons za'atar
  • 500 millilitres mushroom stock
  • 1 tablespoons corn starch stirred into 100 millilitres cold water
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 200 grams biscuit dough see recipe notes
  • 1 teaspoons egg wash or milk, or cream (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Roll out your homemade or store-bought biscuit dough to 1 centimetre thick, and cut it into rounds to fit your serving dishes. Keep the rounds cold in the fridge until you're ready to use them.
  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, sweat the onion and leeks with the salt in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until lightly softened.
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are quite soft.
  • Add the red wine and zaatar to the pan, and cook for 1 minute
  • Add the stock and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Combine the corn starch with some cold water in a small bowl, and add to the mushroom mixture and stir together. Once the mixture comes back to a bubble, taste for seasoning. Add a splash of soy sauce if a bit more salt is needed, remove the pan from the heat and finish by stirring in the butter. 
  • Preheat the oven to 425 F
  • Roll out the biscuit dough to approximately 1-centimetre thickness, and cut out one round for each pot pie
  • Portion the mushroom mixture into individual oven-proof dishes and top each one with a round of biscuit dough. 
  • Brush the biscuit top with milk, cream, or egg wash (optional, but good for shine).
  • Bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes, or until the biscuit is golden brown and the stew is bubbling over. (I like to place my pie dishes onto a rimmed baking sheet to catch any overflow.)

Video

Notes

  1. You can also make this in a large casserole dish instead of individual dishes.
  2. You can use store-bought biscuit dough for this, or make homemade biscuits. I have had good success using this recipe from Sugar Spun Run!

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 25.3gProtein: 5.9gFat: 10.2gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 1026mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 5.3g
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