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Easy Weeknight Meals Challenge Day 4: Comfort Food

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Easy Weeknight Meals Challenge! Each day we'll give you tasty new recipe to go along with a new food theme!

Here is an easy recipe to try for today's theme: Comfort Food

Recipe Name: Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe Description: A hearty crust of cornmeal and cheddar holds a creamy, savory filling of chicken and veggies.


Ingredients and Procedures:

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Bake: 25 to 28 minutes at 350°F
  • Stand: 15 minutes


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2¼ cups milk
  • 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 package (12 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese



1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a 2-quart square baking dish with Reynolds Wrap® Pan Lining Paper, parchment side up.

2. MELT cream cheese over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the milk slowly; then add the 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Continue to cook and stir about 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

3. ADD frozen vegetables, thyme, and black pepper to the skillet. Cook and stir just until boiling. Stir in chicken; heat through. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

4. DIP biscuit dough rounds in cornmeal to coat.

5. PLACE biscuit dough rounds on top of hot mixture in baking dish, cutting rounds as needed to cover mixture. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on top.


6. BAKE, uncovered, 25 to 28 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and crust is golden.

7. LET stand 15 minutes before serving.


Serve up this family favorite without the need to soak or scrub your pan. Simply bake the pot pie on pan lining paper and toss the mess after mealtime.

  • Number of Servings: 9
  • Nutrition Facts (per serving) : 375 cal., 20 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 68 mg chol., 691 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 20 g pro.
  • Daily Values: 45% vit. A, 15% vit. C, 26% calcium, 11% iron


Do you eat more comfort food when the weather cools down? What are some of your family's favorites? Share your easy comfort food recipes!

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by on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Replies (141-143):
by on Aug. 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

That looks so good. We do tend to eat heartier meals in the winter. Soups, stews, chilis are all good then.

by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

My comfort food is spaghetti.  If it's tomato spaghetti sauce, the sauce should be red ... right!!!  Pink spaghetti is not comfort food. 

by Member on Aug. 28, 2014 at 6:41 AM

I like to eat cornbrad with my chili.  Or, add shrimp to the chili and eat with ritz butter crackers!

Quoting SweetLuci:

 Chili and cool weather just seems to go together. We usually have coleslaw and corn muffins with ours. What do you serve as sides?

Quoting Dedicatedmom02:

When it gets cooler, we eat lots of chilli :-).


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