Vegan Chickpea Pot Pie (with GF option!)

Buttery chickpeas and veggies smothered in a creamy broth and topped with the flakiest topping. Vegan chickpea pot pie is the perfect comfort meal and can be made in under an hour.

These individual vegan pot pies may seem difficult to make, but I’m here to debunk that myth! The dough is made in a food processor and the chickpea vegetable filling is made with just one pot.

It’s the fancy meal without actually being too labor-intensive. Vegan chickpea pot pies are the perfect show stopper for weeknight meals and special occasions alike.

veggies and coconut milk

Ingredients for vegan chickpea pot pies

For the Dough:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil

For the Filling:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Coconut milk
  • Chickpeas
  • Frozen veggies
  • Seasonings

how to make vegan pie dough step by step

How to make vegan pie dough

The buttery flakey crust for a chickpea pot pie is arguably the biggest factor. This fool-proof method will yield the best vegan crust!

  1. Start by combining the flour, sugar, and salt in the food processor and pulsing a few times to incorporate.
  2. Add solid coconut oil and pulse until the oil is in pea-sized clumps.
  3. Add cold water, 1 Tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to form (takes me about 8).
  4. Transfer dough to plastic wrap and form into a ball. Place in the fridge while you make the filling.

chickpeas, veggies, and coconut milk in pot with wood spoon

How to make chickpea pot pie filling

  1. Saute onions and celery in a little bit of olive oil until soft.
  2. Add garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and nutritional yeast.
  3. Add frozen veggies, chickpeas, and flour.
  4. Add coconut milk, bring to boil, and let simmer until thickened.

closeup of chickpea pot pie filling in ladle

The filling should be thick with a stew-like consistency. Once that is achieved, remove from heat and assemble the chickpea pot pies!

Note: If the filling is too liquidy, add some more flour as you continue to stir to thicken it up.

instructions on rolling out dough

How to Make Vegan Pot Pie from Scratch

Start by preparing the pie tops:

  1. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll out a 1/4″ thick on a lightly floured surface.
  2. Measure a 4-inch square and score.
  3. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut out a sqaure from the vegan dough.
  4. You should get 4 squares out of the dough. This size works if you are using 6-ounce ramekins.

chickpea pot pies on baking sheet before going into oven

Then assemble the chickpea pot pies by filling the ramekins to the top with the filling, topping with the dough, and lightly slicing the top of the dough. This will allow steam to escape while they bake and keep the insides from becoming too watery and/or overflowing.

Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven, until the tops are golden. Let the vegan pot pies rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

vegan chickpea pot pies on pink background

How to make chickpea pot pie gluten-free?

I tested this recipe with Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour and it turned out great! I recommend using this flour for making the dough. To thicken up the filling, you can use this flour or use some arrowroot flour.

What store bought crust is vegan?

If you don’t feel like making your own you can definitely purchase a ready-made vegan pie crust. Look for a product that is certified vegan-friendly, like this Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Dough.

vegan chickpea pot pie in ramekin on plate

How long do homemade vegan chickpea pot pies keep?

Leftovers keep well in the fridge for 3-5 days. To reheat, simply microwave or bake in the oven at 300 until heated through (about 10 mins).

Chickpea pot pie freezes well, too! Wrap the tops in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can bake the pies from frozen in an oven preheated at 350 degrees for about an hour – check the doneness after one hour and cover the crusts with tin foil after the first 30 minutes or so to keep the crust from getting too dark.

What to serve with vegan pot pie?

I like to lighten up the dish by serving it with a refreshing green salad. Or enjoy as a heartier meal with a side of the Ultimate Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

You can also eat them by themselves too! Because they are loaded with chickpeas and hearty veggies these vegan pot pies make a great stand-alone meal.

I love making them in ramekins as they make the best individual meals.

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Vegan Chickpea Pot Pie

This pot pie recipe is so good you won't even miss the chicken! Chickpeas and veggies in a savory creamy broth topped with a flakey crust! The perfect dinner recipe for weeknights and special occasions!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: thanksgiving main dish vegan, vegan holiday recipe, vegan pie crust
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

Vegan Crust:

  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour can substitute with Bob's 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil solid (can substitute with cold butter)
  • 5-8 Tablespoons ice cold water

Filling:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 Tablespoon nutritional yeast optional
  • 1 Tablespoon flour can substitute with Bob's 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour or arrowroot flour
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen veggies medley
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk

Instructions

Make the Dough:

  • If coconut oil is not solid, put in the fridge to solidify. Put a cup of water with ice cubes in the freezer.
  • Add flour, sugar, and salt to the food processor. Pulse
  • Add solid coconut oil and pulse until there are pea-sized pieces of coconut oil.
  • Add ice water 1 Tablespoons at a time until dough-like consistency (it took me about 5 Tablespoons).
  • Using a rubber spatula, pour the dough on a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap the dough into ball and place in the fridge while you make the filling.

Make the Filling:

  • Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and celery and cook until soft, stirring frequently (5-7 minutes).
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and nutritional yeast. Stir and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add frozen veggies, chickpeas, and flour. Stir.
  • Pour in coconut milk and stir well. Bring to boil and reduce heat. Simmer and let thicken (5-10 minutes).

Assemble:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place 4 ramekins on a baking sheet.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and roll out to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 4 squares measuring 4x4".
  • Spoon filling into each ramekin to the top.
  • Gently top each ramekin with the dough. Slice the tops of the dough to release steam when baking.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use Bob's Red Mill 1-1 Gluten Free Flour
  • Leftovers keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. To reheat, microwave or bake in over at 300 for about 10 minutes.
  • Chickpeas pot pies can be frozen. Wrap the top with plastic wrap and place ramekins in freezer safe container or bag.
  • I have not tested this recipe with making it in a pie pan. If you try, bake time may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.6g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 41.9g | Saturated Fat: 20.4g | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 7.3g | Sugar: 5.5g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg

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19 thoughts on “Vegan Chickpea Pot Pie (with GF option!)”

  1. 5 stars
    These pot pies look amazing! This recipe is something I would never have thought would translate to vegan. Very clever!! And great flavors in them. Well done!

  2. 5 stars
    You have saved the day with this recipe! Seriously though. After cutting out dairy, I never thought I’d be able to enjoy pot pie again. This one is fantastic! Can’t wait to make this again. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    What a wonderful vegan recipe! I always use butter in my pie dough but I should definitely give this one a try, it’s always good to be able to cater to guests with different food allergies or preferences!

  4. This recipe sounds really yummy! Reading over the recipe in it’s entirety, and wanted to clear up my confusion. In the first step for the dough, we preheat the oven to 400 degrees but we don’t put anything into the oven and then in the assembling step, we preheat to 350 degrees and cook them at that step. Am I missing something from the first step?

    Can’t wait to try this nonetheless!

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