Easy Dinner Pie

Easy Dinner Pie

Easy Dinner Pie

1 lb. cooked meat (ground turkey, ground beef, sausage, chicken breast, etc.)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. shredded cheddar (or other cheese)
3/4 c. freshly-ground white wheat flour or brown rice flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
seasonings to taste
1/2 Tbsp. oil
1 c. milk (or milk substitute)
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or 8-inch square baking dish.  Spread cooked meat in dish; sprinkle with salt and cheese.  Stir remaining ingredients together until blended; pour into dish on top of meat and cheese.  Bake for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly and cooked through.

This can be doubled and baked in a 9×13-inch baking dish.  I have not found any increase in baking time to be necessary.

 Why I Like This Recipe

The original recipe called for ground turkey and shredded cheddar, and used 1/4 tsp. onion powder as the seasoning.  I love it, though, because it’s such a versatile base!  Any cooked meat can be substituted for the ground turkey, and you can swap out the cheese and seasonings for a wide variety of end results.  (I’ve even used canned beans in place of the meat.)  Moreover, it’s very easy to make gluten-free, making it a good staple recipe for a gluten-free household.

Some suggested combinations:

  • cooked chicken or turkey, with cheddar cheese and sage & thyme (Tastes like Thanksgiving!  That’s what’s pictured here.)
  • black beans, with Monterey Jack cheese and taco seasoning
  • cooked breakfast sausage, with cheddar cheese and basic seasonings (salt, pepper)
  • cooked chicken, with Swiss cheese and summer savory

Making It

Easy Dinner Pie - making the batter

After choosing your meat and cheese, and spreading them in the baking dish, toss all of the other ingredients into a mixing bowl.

Easy Dinner pie - batter

Mix well with a whisk…

Easy Dinner Pie - pouring batter

…and pour the batter over the meat and cheese in the pan.

Easy Dinner Pie - done

Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and the batter isn’t gooey.

About Rachel Ramey

Rachel is a stay-at-home-wife, and homeschooling mama of three little girls. She has an avid interest in holistic nutrition, and enjoyed cooking with whole foods until the need to go gluten-free threw her for a loop! Now she is embracing the challenge of modifying recipes to be both whole-foods-based and gluten-free. In her "free time," Rachel also enjoys upcycled crafts and learning more about color and style analysis.

My blogs: Titus 2 Homemaker and Arrayed Like Lilies

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience
The Grain Mill Wagon Challenge was just the push I needed to get back into whole grain baking, now that the grains I'm using all have to be gluten-free. The small grains adapter, especially, was a huge help. "Grains" like quinoa and amaranth are now potential tools in my arsenal. More importantly, I now have recipes in my repertoire that we know work and that everyone in the family can eat.

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One Response to Easy Dinner Pie

  1. Vicki / Mom says:

    Looks yummy! Like a Bisquick pie but with healthier ingredients. When are you putting out a GF cookbook? 🙂 An ebook would be great for those color shots.

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