I used to buy those frozen pot pies, thinking it would be WAY too much work to make my own pot pie. But thanks to prepared pie crusts, it is actually really easy to make my own! It started with my friend Danielle and her super-easy chicken pot pie recipe (check it out! Danielle’s Super-Easy Chicken Pot Pie), and now I am experimenting with all different kinds of pot pies. My new favorite is this one, a Seafood Pot Pie, made using frozen shrimp and imitation crab.
When buying shrimp, and seafood in general, I always try to choose the brands that are wild-caught, if at all possible. They are healthier than the farmed seafood. Wild-caught is usually a little more expensive, however, so that is the trade-off.
For the crab, I love to use the imitation stuff instead of the real thing, because it is a LOT less expensive, and in this kind of dish it really doesn’t make a big difference. If I wanted to make this recipe for a special occasion or to serve to dinner guests, I would probably use real crab, though. 😉
- 1 (8 ounce) package frozen cooked shrimp (small)
- 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of shrimp condensed soup
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 (8 ounce) package imitation crab, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup cooked bacon pieces
- 1 and ¼ cup shredded monterey jack cheese, divided
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 box prepared pie crust (2 crusts)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Combine shrimp, mixed vegetables, cream of shrimp soup, and milk in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Heat until the shrimp and mixed vegetables are thawed a bit.
- Add the crab, bacon pieces, ¼ cup of the shredded cheese, pepper, and salt, and heat for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture is warm and the cheese is melted.
- Spray a 1.5 quart casserole dish with cooking spray, and place the first pie crust along the bottom and up the sides.
- Pour the seafood mixture into the crust, then sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top.
- Arrange the second crust on top, then cut a slit in the middle.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
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