Bacon Pot Pie
1 PIECE 493 cal., 31g fat (14g sat. fat), 62mg chol., 558mg sod., 36g carb. (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g pro. PREP 30 min. COOK 50 min. SERVES 8
Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup shortening 1⁄4 cup cold butter 5 to7 Tbsp. ice water FILLING 2 medium red potatoes, chopped 1 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. butter 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 cups 2% milk 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder 1⁄4 tsp. pepper 1 lb. bacon strips,cooked and crumbled 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen broccoli, thawed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Place flour in a large bowl; cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water 1 Tbsp. at a time, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine potatoes and water; microwave, covered, on high until tender, 4-5 minutes. Cool; drain. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Cool and set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim even with rim. Place potatoes in crust. Top with bacon, onion, broccoli and cheese. Pour sauce over top. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. Place on the Baking Pan.
- Slide the Pizza Rack into Shelf Position 5. Place the Baking Pan on the Pizza Rack. Turn Function Dial to Pizza/Bake, set temperature to 375° and set the timer to 60 minutes. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
Eric’s Tip: Bacon grease is so tasty, it’s worth saving for other dishes. Once it’s slightly cooled, strain the grease through cheesecloth or a coffee
filter. Cover and refrigerate cooled grease up to 6 months. Cook your morning eggs and potato dishes in the bacon grease. Want a real treat? Use it for popping corn, and relish the delicate flavor.