Halloween and Leftover Chili Pot Pie

Chili Pot Pie

Happy Halloween, Friends! Halloween for us, now that our kids are grown, has become what it was for my parents. A time to get together with the adults, eat, drink, and be merry!

Tonight we’re going to our friend’s house and we’ll take turns handing out candy at the door, eating a good assortment of smorgasbord foods that we’ll all be bringing, drinking some good wine or beer, and catching up with our good friends.

Halloween is an excuse for all of us to get together, and our friends out in Jacksonville always host the party. Easy for us!

Which, by the way, we’ve been so blessed the past couple weeks in southern Oregon with fabulous weather. This was yesterday in our back yard. Stunning!

Oregon Fall Sunshine

Earlier this week I made a big pot of my Smoked Turkey Mango Chili, and I sent some off with our college boys to U of O, where they attend school. Looking at a huge portion that was left behind, I decided to get creative and make a Chili Pot Pie.

Chili Pot Pie

How many households will have loads of chili leftovers this week, and they wonder what to do with them. I’ve frozen chili in Ziploc bags in the past, and it works great, but this time I decided to make something new.

I cooked 2 cups of quinoa in the rice cooker (brown rice setting).

2 cups of quinoa to 3 cups of water. (1:1.5 is the ratio.)

Chili Pot Pie

Then I added it to the chili, mixed it together, and spread in a 9×13 pan.

Chili Pot Pie

I added about 2 cups of cheese on top. Popped it in the oven to heat up for about 10 minutes. Then I added 1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry to the top (I rolled it out on a floured board first).

Chili Pot Pie

Baked for another 25 minutes.

Delicious Chili Pot Pie for a yummy Halloween meal.

What do you do with leftover chili?

Chili Pot Pie


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6 Responses to “Halloween and Leftover Chili Pot Pie”

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    Darla — October 31, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    I haven’t had chili OR a pot pie in quite some time. I am thinking it is time to remedy that and your combo would do the trick. Thanks for the inspiration

    Happy Halloween Sandy!


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    Plateful of Publix — October 31, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    The Chili Pot Pie looks so good and your backyard is picture perfect! Love those pretty red leaves and your cat relaxing in the sun! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day~

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    Kirstin — October 31, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    What a great idea Sandy! I’ll have to try this

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — October 31, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    Happy Halloween, Sandy! This pot pie looks incredible!

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    Nancy Stewart — October 31, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I enjoy Christmas and love baking cookies! Would love the cookbook!

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    Vickie Lambert — January 8, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and WOW! It was really, really good!! The peach mango salsa is amazing in this recipe (I found it in the produce department in Walmart believe it or not!). This definitely gets a 4-star rating with my family!

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