A hearty mix of mushrooms, barley and white beans make these pot pies just as delicious as more familiar chicken versions. This recipe from the new book Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes, suggests phyllo dough; it offers a quicker, flakier and lighter alternative to the usual butter-heavy dough.

Serves 4


  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pearl barley
  • 2 cups cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable stock, preferably homemade
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, preferably whole wheat, thawed
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Sauté onion, carrots, and mushrooms until tender, stirring frequently, 6 to 8 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring up browned bits, until almost all the wine has evaporated.

Combine barley and beans in a large pot. Whisk flour into stock and add to pot. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley and let cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 425° F. Using a 12-ounce ramekin as a guide, cut out 4 rounds from phyllo; keep covered with a damp paper towel. Spoon barley mixture into 4 ramekins. Brush each cut sheet with oil and place on top of filled ramekin. Cut vents into tops. Sprinkle with sea salt and reserved parsley.

Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake until tops are golden and filling is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Serving Size: 1 potpie
Calories: 492
Fat: 11.9 g
Protein: 17.22 g
Carbs: 78.25 g
Fiber: 13.62 g

From Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes (Clarkson Potter).

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