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Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie
June 25, 2015 | Home >Kids in the Kitchen > Healthy Kids >Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie

Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie

Muffin tin recipes can be a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions.  Plus it is a great kids cooking hack recipes with easy prep and minimal exposure to heat. To show you how easy it can be for kids, we are sharing with you a super simple recipe for Muffin Tin Pot Pie.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. Kids cooking hack recipe! And a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions.

Hi there again!  The Step Stool Chef and I are back to share another great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen.  My son and I feature a “kids teaching kids” approach to cooking that features easy to follow recipes for kids to try at home.   Today, we are excited to share an easy to make muffin pan recipe: Mini Muffin Chicken Pot Pie.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. Kids cooking hack recipe! And a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions.Step 1:  Roll out your crescent dough.  Parents you can make it ahead of time with this crescent roll recipe.  Use a 3-inch cookie cutter to make round shapes.  Lay the round dough shapes in the muffin pan and press along the bottom & sides.

No cookie cutter? You can use the open part of a cup or empty can.  We sprayed the bottom of the pan with olive oil because we weren’t using a non-stick pan.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. Kids cooking hack recipe! And a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions.Step 2:  Mix cream of chicken soup with 1 cup of cubed chicken and 1 cup of mixed vegetables in a bowl.  The great thing is that you can use whatever veggies you want.  You can chop your own, or use frozen when you are in a pinch!  Add salt and pepper to taste.  To make your own cream of chicken soup, try this recipe.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. You can make your own Cream of Chicken Soup to add to your muffiin.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. Kids cooking hack recipe! And a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions.Step 3: Spoon the filling mix into the cups.  Be careful not to overfill as it will bubble while in the oven… 1-2 spoonfuls should be enough.

Muffin Tin Pot Pie. Kids cooking hack recipe! And a great way to serve your favorite dishes in fun, bite sized portions. Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie

Step 4: Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes then serve!

Muffin pans aren’t just for cupcakes or muffins any more.  They make for great savory dishes that offer portioned controlled yumminess!  Next time you are looking for great dishes for your kids to make, try this and other great muffin pan recipes like Mac and Cheese Bites and Breakfast Muffins!

 

Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie

Kids Cooking Hack: Muffin Tin Pot Pie
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Batch of Crescent Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup of Mixed Vegetables
  • 1 cup of Cubed Chicken
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lay your crescent dough flat then use a 3-inch cookie cutter to make round shapes. Lay the round dough shapes in the muffin pan and press along the bottom & sides
  2. Mix cream of chicken soup, with 1 cup of cubed chicken and 1 cup of mixed vegetables in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon the filling mix into the cups with about 1-2 tablespoons per cup.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes.
written by
Toria Frederick

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Comments(8)
Jen says:

Can I use Pillsbury crescent rolls to save time? Would I need one tube (serves 8) or two? Assuming I could just crack the tubes open and lay the dough out flat and use a cookie cutter?

Sure thing. You can use one tube but may have to re-roll the scraps with a rolling pin to get to 12. You can try two to be safe.

Jen says:

Would these be ok to freeze?

Yes! This is a great make-ahead dish. You can assemble the chicken pot pies, freeze in muffin pans, then transfer frozen pies to a resealable freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat, simply place the pot pies in muffin pans and bake. Frozen pot pies require a bit more time to bake. Another option is to bake the pot pies in advance then store in the fridge or freezer until needed and simply reheat .

Danielle says:

Does the chicken need to be pre-cooked?

Yes… This recipe is great to use with leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken.

Rachel says:

For your cream of chicken recipe, can I make it vegetarian by using 1/2 cup of vegetable broth instead?

Toria says:

Yes! Absolutely. Let me know how it tastes to you…

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