It’s that time of the year when Trader Joe’s seems to be cranking out a plethora of Thanksgiving style products, most seem to have some cranberries in them. Trader Joe’s loves to put cranberries in just about everything. Now if they could combine cranberries, kale and cauliflower, we’d have some type of holy trinity that could make you live forever there is so much super foods right there.
Anyway, this one is in the refrigerated section so you’ll need to eat it right away or maybe even throw it in the freezer. It looks like pretty standard fare for a pot pie, with of course the aforementioned cranberries. Except it got a slab of puff pastry on the top. I had someone on Instagram say yuck it looks like big black bits in there, what gives? They do kind of look like olives, but I assure you that they are those cranberries. You can’t actually taste them and they aren’t really sweet. They just complete the whole package, so to speak.
First of all, there is plenty in here for two big servings, especially if you serve some side dishes or a salad. But since there are so many vegetables in here already, it’s really an all in one dish with lot stuff in there already. That includes what looks like stuffing. So, unlike regular pot pie, this looks like someone threw together the leftovers from a holiday meal, including all the vegetable and stuff and cranberries and put it in a pot pie sauce and put a piece of puff pastry on top.
You need to bake this in the oven for about a half hour. I can’t imagine trying to microwave this, but there are instructions on the box for that. The puff pastry gets all nice and browned and crunchy which is the best part of this dish! My wife and I split this with a salad the other nice for dinner and it was very satisfying to say the least.
If you are looking for a no fuss but satisfying meal then pick one of these up and pop it in the oven and serve with a salad and you are done!