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Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe

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

This easy ground beef pot pie recipe is the perfect hearty, easy meal for a family of four or more.

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, or ground turkey.

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, 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. 

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 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 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.

Place the homemade pot pie on a tray, 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 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 pot pie is in the freezer and easy to cook, is a good feeling. 

Doesn’t it look amazing? 

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!

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. 

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

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Yield: 8 pieces

Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe

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

You'll want to keep this Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe tucked away for those nights when you don't have much time, or are too tired to cook. It's an easy, hearty, and delicious meal that will feed the entire family.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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 pie 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.

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.

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Norahs

Saturday 19th of September 2020

I've made this twice now. We love it! I cheat and use a can of diced potatoes, drained. I also add about 2 cups shredded mild cheddar into the mix! It is so delicious! This is going into my regular rotation! Thank you!

Mindy

Saturday 15th of August 2020

I made it and added a little beef broth and onion powder,and garlic powder. It was really good will make again.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Hi Mindy,

Thanks sounds great! Thanks for sharing that with us so we can try it, too!

Karen

Friday 14th of August 2020

This was really good and very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Hi Karen, so glad you liked it!

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Wednesday 12th of August 2020

[…] delicious ground beef recipe is this shepherd’s pie. You might also like this ground beef pot pie from my friend Julie’s blog Back to My Southern […]

Dar

Friday 29th of May 2020

Be nice if we could read the reviews. It seems odd there is no way to bring them up.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Hi Dar,

I went in and had it set where you can now read the comments. You should be able to do that in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Thanks!