Luvvs, you know I enjoy cooking SO much, and I love every minute that I am able to cook great meals from scratch. Unfortunately, with my crazy schedule, it isn't always possible to make the types of dishes I love to make. Sometimes (ok, some weeks, A LOT of the time), I need to be able to make dishes delicious that are quick and easy.
I want YOU to know that there are some short cuts you can take in the kitchen to still produce some awesome food. Once a month I will bring you a recipe for my "Lazy Eats for Fancy Treats" series. These will be recipes that will fool your spouse, partner, friends, neighbors, and instagram followers that you are a skilled, savvy, talented chef. Our first installment this week is a tomato soup pot pie with a goat cheese.
TOMATO SOUP POT PIE WITH GOAT CHEESE
2 cans of tomato soup
1/2 cup of white onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of olive oil
1 tsp of basil pesto
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
handful of finely shredded parmesan
goat cheese to garnish
**ramekins for the individual pot pies
First of all, remember this is the lazy eats
recipe, which is why I'm calling for canned soup instead of homemade soup. If you don't want canned soup, just substitute it for your favorite tomato bisque recipe. Part of this lazy eats recipe is learning how to make canned soup taste better so you can use it instead of spending time making it on your own.
First you will saute your onions, crushed red pepper, and garlic in the tsp of olive oil. Saute on low to medium heat. Cook slowly until they are translucent. Once you have this base, add in the canned soup.
Cook canned soup. After the soup has come to a boil, add in basil pesto, salt, pepper, and parmesan. Stir until well mixed.
Now, get out your ramekins. You could also use a large round pot to make one pot pie instead of the individual ones. You will fill your ramekins with the tomato soup. After you fill your ramekins with tomato soup, cover the full diameter with puff pastry. You want it to go over the sides enough that it is secure. (Puff pastry is interesting to work with-- just know you can always combine the dough and re-roll it/shape it, if it's giving you problems.)
Once the ramekin is covered with the puff pastry, cook on 375 for about 12 minutes, or until the pastry on top is golden brown. Top with goat cheese and serve. This is really filling because of the dough, but I've got to admit, it never hurts to add a grilled cheese with that delicious tomato soup.
After breaking the puff pastry and tasting how delicious it is with the tomato soup and goat cheese, you'll wonder why this isn't already your go to dish. It is comfort food deliciousness to the max.
Next week I'll be bringing you some more fall goodies, but if you like this lazy eats series, look for it next month! Luvv, luvv, luvv!
Happy Eats My Sweets,