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Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe

This easy ground beef pot pie recipe is the perfect hearty, easy meal for the entire family.

Delicious Comfort Food

Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie slice on a blue and white slice.

Beef pot pie is such a great recipe for dinner time because it’s comfort food at its finest, with a buttery pie crust and plenty of meat.

You can also turn this into a dinner for two and have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day, and you can make this delicious one-dish casserole recipe with hamburger meat, chicken, ground turkey, lean ground beef, or stew meat.

I love pot pies. It’s like a whole lotta goodness tucked into a neat little–or in this case, a big–package that’s easy to cook. 

There are two things I can promise you about this meal:

It’s easy to make. It’s filling to eat. 

A Large Pot Pie Recipe

I ate a large piece of the pot pie recipe, my husband ate three, and the kids each ate one piece and we still had leftovers. 

The great thing about the pot pie is that you don’t need to set aside a lot of time to prepare it. 

I cooked the beef and boiled the potatoes right before I opened the crust and rolled it out; but, you can also cook the potatoes the day before and refrigerate them until you are ready.

Or, use frozen potatoes to save time and leftover beef if you have it.

And, you can cook the beef, freeze it, take it out of the freezer when you’re ready, thaw it, and then add it to the recipe. 

It’s also a delicious way to get the kids to eat their veggies.

Ground beef pot pie in a pie shell with potatoes and frozen veggies.

Don’t feel bad about using store-bought pie crust, either. It saves A LOT of time.

And, they are flaky and delicious.

Store-Bought Pie Crust

I bought two refrigerated pie crusts, that come in the package together, and unrolled the first one into a deep pie pan.

You can see it’s not the prettiest sight, but it works, and that’s the objective.

This main dish meal is approximately $12

What Ingredients Do I Need for the Beef Pot Pie Recipe?

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

  • Ground beef (cooked)
  • Refrigerated pie crusts (usually sold together in a box)
  • Potatoes (peeled, cubed, and boiled OR frozen cubed potatoes)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

How To Make Homemade Beef Pot Pie

  1. Heat oven to 425-degrees.
  2. Spray a deep pie pan with nonstick spray and set it to the side.
  3. Next, add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, veggies, cream of chicken soup, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Roll the pie crust into the pie pan.
  5. Pour the ground beef mixture into the pie shell.
  6. Roll the second pie crust dough over the top of the meat mixture.
  7. Press the top pie crust against the bottom crust creating a seal and cut several slits in the top pie crust with a knife.
  8. Whisk an egg in a small bowl. Brush the egg wash over the pie crust with a pastry brush and cook for 30 minutes.
  9. The crust will be golden brown when it is done cooking.

Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Make Pot Pie

Pie crust rolled out in a deep dish pie pan.

Start by rolling out one of the pie crusts in the deep dish pie pan.

You will need a deep dish for this because it is a large and hearty meal.

If you’re just feeding a couple of people, you can cut the recipe in half.

Once you’ve rolled out the pot pie crust, mix up the cooked beef, boiled potatoes, cream of chicken soup, and veggies (they can still be frozen) in a large bowl.

Once you’ve mixed it all up, pour it into the pie crust.

When I poured the mixture into the crust, I still had some potatoes leftover, because I wasn’t sure if I had made too many.

But, you can add everything on top, and it will only make the top of the pie crust larger. No big deal.

So, go to town and add all those potatoes. I honestly don’t think you can ever have too many potatoes.

Ground beef, veggies, and potatoes in a pie crust.

Roll out the second pie crust on top. Pinch the top crust to the bottom crust to seal it.

Don’t worry if you have a rip or two, or if it’s not pinched together as beautiful as Martha Stewart would do it.

It’s still going to turn out amazing. We’re not aiming for perfection here, just dinner.  

Whisk one egg in a small bowl and brush it onto the top of the pie crust.

That way, when you bake it the crust will be a golden flaky brown. My mouth is watering talking about it.

Make a couple of small slits in the top to let steam escape.

TIP: Place the homemade pot pie on a baking sheet, in case the insides decide to bubble over. You don’t want drippings messing up the oven. 

I’ve bought pot pies at the store and they were kind of wimpy pot pies.

But, this one is stuffed with food, so your family will be quite full and happy, I promise. 

Ground beef pot pie in a pie shell with pie crust on top.

You can also prepare the beef pot pie and freeze it before you bake it.

Make three or four at a time and have them at the ready on a night when you’re tired.

When you’re out running around and want to come home and relax, knowing a frozen pot pie is in the freezer and easy to cook, is a good feeling. 

Doesn’t it look amazing? 

Optional Vegetables To Add To The Pot Pie

  • Green beans
  • English peas
  • Carrots
  • Butter beans

How To Store The Easy Beef Pot Pie

You can store the beef pot pie in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Easy ground beef pot pie cooked and sliced on a blue and white plate.

Let me know how yours turns out. I’d love to hear from you!

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Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe Card

Check out the ground beef pot pie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! You’ll love how easy this recipe is to make. 

It’s perfect for dinner any night of the week or even Sunday supper time.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your delicious beef pot pie on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us. 

It's easy to make a beef pot pie with frozen ingredients, and two premade pie crusts.

Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe

Yield: 8 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy ground beef pot pie recipe is pure comfort food with rich gravy, and a delicious meat filling. It's a simple, hearty, and savory pie with a nice flaky crust. Trust me, your taste buds will thank me.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef (cooked)
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (usually sold together in a box)
  • 3 large potatoes (peeled, cubed, and boiled) OR 3 cups frozen cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1-10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

  1. Spray a deep pie pan with a non-stick spray, and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine cooked ground beef, cooked (or frozen) cubed potatoes, frozen veggies, cream of chicken soup, and salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out a pie crust in a deep pie pan.
  4. Pour the beef mixture over the pie crust.
  5. Roll out the second crust over the beef mixture and press it against the lower crust, creating a seal.
  6. Whisk one egg in a small bowl and brush the top of the pie crust. Cut several slits on the top of the pie crust.
  7. Cook for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Notes

TIP: You can also use leftover pot roast, with some tender beef and flavorful gravy as a filling for the pot pie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g

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Two pictures of ground beef pot pie on a plate and in a pie shell.

Shellie

Friday 11th of November 2022

While this is an amazing recipe base, I found the filling to be bland when I made it as directed. Seemed like it was missing a lot of seasoning for my taste, so I ended up adding a lot to it - Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic & onion, Italian seasonings, and a lot more salt & pepper. The amount of potatoes in this really needed more than just a pinch of salt. The end result was amazing and I will be adding this to my "go-to" recipe list with the seasoning edits.

Julie Pollitt

Friday 11th of November 2022

Ok, that sounds great! Now my mouth is watering. Thank you for sharing the added seasonings!

Kathie Dawn

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

I made two pies following instructions exactly, using the canned diced potatoes. I liked it a lot but my family wanted more seasoning, more flavor. I'll make this again adding more herbs, and I'll try adding shredded cheese. There's all kinds of possible flavor variations you could do with this. A savory pie crust would be ideal. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Hi Kathie,

That's great to hear. It is a very versatile pie for sure. Shredded cheese sounds delish!

Robin

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

I am going to try making it with a thick beef gravy instead of the soup. Gonna add onions and garlic powder as well.

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 20th of January 2022

Sounds wonderful! I bet it will taste wonderful. Be sure to come back and share with us so we can try it, too!

Dawn

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

So made with cream of mushroom came out great. Little runny so reduce milk/half n half add just enough to pour or mix. Also make sure the frozen veggies are drained really well. Smoked mozarella gave it an extra yummy.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

That sounds fantastic! That's great to hear. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Trying with cream of mushroom and a little half and half. Also added mushrooms,garlic and smoked mozarella. Will post how it came out.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Yes! I can't wait to hear. It sounds great!

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