Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies

Monday, August 14, 2017
Let's face it, most leftovers are boring, aren't they? Not these leftover stew mini pot pies, they are far from boring!

Not only are they a delicious tasty mini pie with but a great way to repurpose those leftovers

Using leftover stew that everyone loves, it's even better the second time around.

Making these Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies in a cupcake tins are a fun way to eat them too.

An economical second meal with a hearty comfort little pie all made in a cupcake tin and cleanup is a breeze!

Just scroll down to the recipe card for the stew recipes and pie crust suggestions to get these little cupcake pot pies made for your family!

these are mini pot pies made in cupcakes tins with a leftover stew filling in a pie crust on a white plate sprinkled with parsley

Perfect on the go meals

How cool would these be to take to work for lunch or school?

They're perfectly portable.

You can also make them ahead of time and freeze them.

They will be fine reheated in a microwave.

A Few Tips:

  • Spray the cupcake tins generously before placing the pie crust in
  • Phylo dough is a great substitute for pie crust
  • Brush the edges with egg wash to seal
  • If freezing wrap in parchment paper than a freezer bag, you can use the paper to reheat in a microwave
  • Use any kinds of stew you like homemade or even canned
  • Store-bought pie crusts or boxed are fine to use
  • Brush the tops with melted butter for a flakier crust

these are mini pot pies made in cupcakes tins with a leftover stew filling in a pie crust on a white plate sprinkled with parsley

Easy to assemble

When I was growing up, mom loved to make a big pot pie with leftovers all in one large casserole dish.

She was a very creative mom when it came to using up meals the second time around.

I loved her homemade pie crust, it made everything taste better.

That was the best part with all the sauce oozing out the sides of the crust as it bubbled out while baking, I use to save the crust for last.

I love those charred edges of the pie crust too, it was always so tasty.

Pork Stove top stew all in one pan with peppers, mushrooms, potatoes and pork

Make Your Favorite Stew Recipe

Sometimes mom would use chicken cacciatore leftovers and that was phenomenal in taste also!

Whatever you have for leftovers, these little pot pie gems will work perfectly as a filling.

These pot pies are the ultimate comfort food.

No matter whether mom made her stew with pork, chicken or beef, these pot pies were fabulous!

Here is her pork stovetop recipe here.  You can also use my recipe in the recipe card below.

Leftover Mini Stew Pot Pie Pin for later

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Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies

Yield: 12
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
These a mini pot pies made in a cupcake tin with leftover stew


  • Premade Store-bought dough or home
  • 2 pre-made store-bought pie crusts or make homemade
  • Optional: egg yolk to brush on top and butter
  • Slow Cooker Italian Pork Stew Recipe below
  • (or use your favorite stew recipe leftovers!)
  • 6 boneless thick pork chops cut into small pieces around 3 pounds
  • 4 cubed potatoes
  • 3 zucchini cut
  • 3 plum tomatoes cubed
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup sliced or finger carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pound green beans cut
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 sliced bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon each Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, salt, pepper
  • cayenne pepper is optional to taste
  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes adding 1/2 cup Cabernet wine to the can to rinse out the rest


How to cook Leftover Stew Mini Pot Pies

  1. For the Stew Recipe:
  2. Dump everything into your slow cooker stirring to evenly coat. Slow cook on high 6 to 8 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. For assembling the mini pot pies:
  4. Spray cupcakes tins with oil cooking spray.
  5. Line each cupcake tin with dough. Add the stew.
  6. Top with more dough. Brush edges with a beaten egg. Crimp edges. Dot with butter.
  7. Bake at 400 until tops start to brown. Around 25 minutes.
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Leftover Mini Stew Pot Pie Pin for later

Don't Forget to Try Mom's Pie Crust

these are mini pot pies made in cupcakes tins with a leftover stew filling in a pie crust on a white plate sprinkled with parsley


  1. Such an easy idea for leftovers! Bill would love to come home to these!!!

  2. This is such a great idea of using up all the leftover! They look mouthwatering too.

  3. Clever idea with cupcake tins! Looks yummmy!!!

  4. This is such a fun idea -- I think everything tastes better in a pocket of dough!

  5. Super creativity! Love the baby cakes and it's all in one! Leftovers are no long 'left over'!! xo

  6. I love this idea! You make it look so easy.

  7. What a creative idea for using leftovers. Really, no one would have to know they're leftovers. So Cool!

  8. This is a great way to use leftovers! Looks good!

  9. These are brilliant. I love leftover stew and this is a fantastic way to use it.

  10. What a clever and delicious idea! :)

  11. You are so creative, Claudia, to create such a delicious, enticing meal out of leftovers! Looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

  12. What a great idea! And, perfect for on-the-go, or lunch!

  13. Thanks for the great ideas to repurpose leftovers!! Those pot pies are to die for!


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