Who makes the best frozen pot pie?
- Fat Cat
Got a craving.
If you live near a Whole Foods, you can buy their excellent chicken pot pies in the refrigerated section. Take a few home and freeze them, then cook when the craving hits.
A few years ago, you could get Mrs. Budd's chicken pies from the fresh meat counter, but I haven't been able to find them in a very long time.
Marie Callendar's are okay, but they leave a metallic flavor in my mouth.
Pepperidge Farms aren't bad.
Stouffer's place is in the garbage disposal.
Claim Jumper's puts out a nice, meaty pie, but I'm not sure if they're available in your area.
re: Angie D
I think Mrs. Budds fresh chicken pies are the best. They have the two types of chicken, in two sizes, in my local markets. Right in the chicken section of the meat aisle. I like the chicken with fancy vegetables best.
I did a tasting of a few frozen pies last month. Should have posted. I didn't care for any of the ones I tried.
Marie Callendar's were bitter tasting.
Pepperidge Farms were flavorless and artificial tasting.
Stouffer's were artificial tasting.
I was so disapointed with those three that I still have 3 more types buried in the back of my freezer.
I grew up eating Swanson's chicken pot pies (and the other kinds they made). They hold a special place in my heart. I have not looked for them, recently.
I have tried the Marie Callender's variety, as well. They are okay, possibly better than Swanson's, but they don't hold the same sentimental value. :)