Mini Vegan Pot Pie Recipe

Craving some classic comfort food with simple steps and even simpler ingredients? A mini vegan vegetable pot pie is the perfect treat for your plant-based belly. The light, flaky pastry is stuffed full of flavorful veggies and smothered in a rich, creamy gravy.
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Two mini vegan pot pies on a plate with one sliced open to reveal the filling and veggies.
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After sinking your teeth into this satisfyingly savory snack, you won’t believe how close this perfect little pot pie is to the original. This recipe can be made for any time of day, any time of year, whenever your craving strikes.

Portion out your pies as soon as they’re out of the oven—but be warned, they may not even make it to the table! If you’re willing to wait, you can fill your plate with delicious vegan sides like mountains of mashed potatoes, sizable spoonfuls of gravy, and perhaps a sassy steamed vegetable like broccoli or green beans.

You won’t regret trying this remarkable recipe. Better yet, bake these for non-vegan friends and enjoy their delighted reactions! If you or your friends love cozy comfort food, this will be a repeat hit recipe for everyone.

Mini vegan pot pies stacked on one another on a plate.

The Origins of the Pot Pie

Did you know that pot pies were originally from Greece? The great Greeks baked theirs with an open pastry shell and called them “Artocreas.” The settlers who migrated to the United States in the early 19th century brought a version of this beloved recipe with them. They are made almost the same exact way now as they were then, including identical ingredients such as flour for thickening, crispy crust, flavorful broth, and vibrant veggies.

The most common additions to the popular pot pie recipe are crunchy carrots and celery, diced onion, sweet peas, and some sort of protein. Options for creating this culinary dish include baking in the oven, in a skillet over a stovetop, or even cooking over a campfire! In the Pennsylvania Dutch region, they omit the crust and add in dumpling style dough, noodles, or perfectly poached potatoes. Clearly, there are endless ways to personalize this savory supper!

Key Vegan Pot Pie Ingredients

Crescent Rolls – The firm and flaky crust we all know and love! Because of their terrific triangular shape, these are very versatile for producing our pretty pot pies. If you like more crust, you could try adding a solid square (instead of a triangle) to the muffin mold and have more dough for the top.

Mixed Veggies -The best part of bags of mixed veggies is convenience and choice. Don’t like corn or peas? No problem! Substitute mushroom and pearl onions. If you prefer to skip frozen, you can easily dice up some fresh from the garden! Prefer adding a plant-based protein instead of veggies? Perfect! Pre-cooked and portioned tempeh, tofu, or even Tofurky would work well.

Flour – The Thickening Master! Without flour, your gorgeous gravy would be very sad indeed. It would be really runny, terribly thin, and missing that particular texture that makes gravy glorious. Another option would be arrowroot powder in identical amounts.

Vegetable Bouillon – If flour is the thickening master, then bouillon is the Flavor Queen! A cube of this concoction (or a scoop of Better Than Bouillon) will elevate your vegan pot pies to an ecstasy of deliciousness. The splendid combination of salt and seasonings truly creates the flavor foundation for this dish. Note: If you’re in a pinch and can’t find a vegan bouillon, you can add a similar amount of salt and a mixed medley of dried turmeric, parsley, pepper, celery salt, Italian and poultry seasoning (which does not contain any animal products), plus a nip of nutritional yeast or “nooch.”

Onion – The mild and aromatic bite of onion adds another dimension to this dish. Easily swap the yellow onion for a sharp and sweet red, a savory scallion, or even a spicy shallot! If this flavor or texture is not for you, just leave it out. You could simply substitute a dash of onion or garlic powder, a little pinch of ginger, or even an herbal mix of rosemary, thyme, and cheerful chives.

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How To Make Mini Vegan Pot Pies

Step One: Prepare a muffin tin by placing each crescent roll dough triangle in each cup.

Step Two: Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil to create a broth. Set aside once the broth is ready.

Step Three: On medium heat, combine oil and onion in a small saucepan, cooking until the onions turn translucent. Reduce the heat, add flour, and stir until the roux achieves a smooth consistency. Gradually add the broth mixture, stirring over low heat until it thickens into a gravy. Set aside.

Step Four: Carefully spoon a modest portion of frozen vegetables and gravy into each dough-lined cupcake tin, being cautious not to over-fill. Fold the dough over to cover the top.

A muffin tin with the crescent roll dough in each muffin cup and the filling added on top.

Step Five: Bake in a preheated over for 12-14 minutes or until a golden brown hue is achieved. Note that this may take a bit longer than what the crescent roll package instructions suggest. Ensure the dough is fully cooked inside and out.

Step Six: Once done, remove from the oven and allow cooling for five minutes. Gently use a knife or fork to remove each pot pie from the pan before serving. Enjoy!

A vegan pot pie on a plate with a fork.

How To Serve It Up

  • A sunny day is a perfect time to share bite-sized treats. Surprise your family with an outdoor picnic and feature these beauties in the basket. Additions of easy picnic foods and fresh fruit from the farmer’s market will only create a more fantastic feast!
  • Bring these veggieful vegan pot pies to your next book club meeting and you might even forget your book! Pair these with one of our vegan desserts, such as the no-bake crispy caramel squares, and your friends will follow you anywhere.
  • Swap your usual Thanksgiving Tofurky with these plump little pies and serve alongside tangy & tart cranberry sauce, a substantial serving of stuffed sweet potatoes, and roasted root vegetables.
  • These can be amazing appetizers for your party! Double (or triple) the batch and serve to hungry guests. This is especially wonderful in winter evenings. Mix up mugs of steamy hot cocoa and you’ve got the best sweet and savory comfort combo!

How To Store Leftovers

These pot pies are really best enjoyed fresh. But any mini vegan pot pies that are not immediately ingested can be stored in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for a day or two.

When ready to be eaten, you can pop the pies in the oven (or toaster oven) at 375 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until heated all the way through. Be careful to watch them carefully, so that the tops of the crust do not burn.

Vegan pot pie on a plate with the vegetable filling spilling out.

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Mini Vegan Pot Pies

Author: Toni Okamoto
5 from 5 votes
These mini vegan pot pies are not only cruelty-free, but also absolutely delicious, affordable, and simple to make. No need to wait until the holidays to enjoy!
Two mini vegan pot pies on a plate with one sliced open to reveal the filling and veggies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 mini pot pies


  • 1 package Original Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 8 pieces
  • 1 cube vegan bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons oil 
  • cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup water
  • cups mixed frozen or fresh veggies


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a greased cupcake tin with dough triangles as demonstrated in the video.
  • Boil the water and bouillon cube until a broth forms, then set it aside.
  • Over medium heat, pour oil and onion into a small sauce pan and cook until the onions become translucent. Lower the temperature, add flour and stir until your roux has a smooth consistency. Add water and bouillon cube and stir over low heat until it thickens into a delicious gravy. Set aside.
  • Spoon a small amount of frozen veggies and gravy into each dough-lined cupcake tin (careful not to over-fill) and wrap the dough to cover the top.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. This will take a little longer than the crescent roll package directions say. Be sure to bake long enough for the dough to be fully cooked on the inside and outside.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes before carefully removing each pot pie from the pan with a knife or fork and serving.



Leftovers: These vegan pot pies are best enjoyed right away, however, any leftover pies can be preserved in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Reheat in an oven or toaster oven at 375 degrees F for 5-10 minutes until heated through. Monitor closely to prevent the crust from burning on top.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1733IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Course — Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine — Greek
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We want to thank our amazing recipe testers Anne Sparks, J.J Steele & Nicole Benson for helping us perfect this recipe!

Mini Vegan Pot Pies recipe by Toni Okamoto and food photos by vegan food photographer J.J Steele. Copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved.

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  1. WOW, they were so simple to make and the ingredients were ones I use all the time anyway. I loved them and will make them again. Sometimes the easy ones taste the best. I love the gravy with mashed potatoes as well.
    Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    Love these mini pot pies! so good! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    These are SO fun to make, I still remember the first time Toni shared this recipe with me! Brilliant. And people love them! Also, you can use any vegan gravy recipe you’d like for these mini vegan pot pies 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of the very first recipes I ever tried once becoming vegan. I couldn’t believe how easy it could be to make a comfy, classic little meal. It’s delicious and super quick. Please give it a try!

  5. 5 stars
    I LOVE pot pies and these are so cute and easy to make! Gimme, gimme!

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