Want to know how to bake Marie Callender’s pot pies? Here are the complete cooking instructions for baking them in the oven, including photos and video!
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How to Bake Marie Callender’s Pot Pies
I’ve heard that winter is coming. You wouldn’t know it around here, because the temperature is currently hovering around 90 F. That’s the double-edged sword of living in Florida. You trade off clearly delineated seasons for a few really nice months of weather between November and March.
However, my long experience in the Sunshine State tells me that right around Halloween, we’ll experience a welcome cool down. So it’s time to stock up on warming comfort food that’s ready in a pinch.
I love to cook, that’s for sure. But fall and winter can get quite busy. There’s all the holidays, plus helping the kids with their school projects, plus getting my own work done. It’s a relief to be able to rely on something with homemade taste that you would make for yourself if you had the time.
Marie Callender’s Chili Pot Pies fit the bill because they’re made with wholesome ingredients and are convenient to prepare whenever you need a quick and tasty meal. If you stock up on Marie Callender’s Pot Pies at Walmart, you save time and money, because they’re a great price and you can earn $0.50 with purchase of 2 of either Marie Callender’s Pot Pies or Banquet Pot Pies 16 oz. or smaller with this Ibotta offer.
In addition to Marie Callender’s Chili Pot Pies, you can try all of these savory varieties of Marie Callender’s pot pies:
- Chicken Pot Pie (16 oz. and 10 oz.)
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Beef Pot Pie
- Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
- Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie
- Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie
- Veggie Pot Pie
I like to bake mine in the oven to take full advantage of that golden, flaky crust. Here’s how to do it!
Cooking Directions for Baking Marie Callender’s Pot Pies
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Remove pot pie from outer carton; leave pot pie in paper tray. Wrap crust edge with a strip of aluminum foil.
Cook on baking sheet 60 minutes. Remove carefully; it’s hot! Let stand 5 minutes to complete cooking.
Check that pot pie is cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature needs to reach 165 F as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.
The crust will be golden brown, and steam will rise from the filling. Enjoy!
Keep Marie Callender’s Chili Pot Pies on hand. Earn $0.50 with purchase of 2 of either Marie Callender’s Pot Pies or Banquet Pot Pies 16 oz. or smaller with this Ibotta offer.
Why do you wrap the edges in foil?
The edges cook more quickly than the interior. By covering the edges with foil, you prevent them from browning too much while the rest of the pot pie cooks.
We cannot get the middle of the pie well baked. What can we do to get the center cooed?
If you have the edges well-covered with foil, you should be able to continue baking for a few more minutes until the center is fully cooked.
Is there any way to get the crest around the bottom and the sides the same crispy as the top?
Not really. Any pot pie crust will be softer on the bottom and sides due to the liquid in the pot pie soaking into the crust, and also that the crust is covered by the metal pan, preventing it from getting crispy.
I know these have to be cooked in the oven. But can they be warmed in the microwave if not eaten right away after being cooked?
Yes, you can reheat them in the microwave.
Being a Bachelor Cook, I found a way to “All Cook” the Top and Bottom of the Pot-Pie,
After getting the top nice and Brown, With the Pie on it’s Cookie Sheet Place Eating Plate On Top of Pie and Invert so Top is on Plate and you can remove the Paper Heating Container (Wash and Save for later to Microwave heat small Items like Leftover Day Old French Fries), with Pot Pie Upside-Down on plate Microwave another 3-5 minutes to cook the Bottom Half nice and brown and crispy (Maybe paint with melted Butter for a Flaky Texture… WWB)
You can also Flatten the Pot-Pie Container and place on top of Pot Pie to Continue Browning the Top of the Pot-Pie Crust
By saving the Pot-Pie Container you can wash , Flatten and use the container for your next Pot-Pie just invert and place Pot-Pie Container on Glass/Ceramic Plate and Cook (Microwave) that way, all the heat will conduct evenly into the Pot-Pie, also that the container will not completely flatten you can use it to save spills from boiling filling.
Being a “Green Technologist” you can reuse the P.P. Container 2-3 more times… WWB
I now have a stack of P.P. Containers that I use and reuse until “Beat-Up” and then I just throw them away… wwb
As they say way, way down south “No Worries Mate”….. wwb
In Georgia, which is down South….I have never hear
” No worries, mate….we say
No problem,an….lol thanks for all the tips tho….and know that I’m only joking around with ya!
Supposed to have said…no problem MAN
Is there a way that M.C. could create a Tex-Mex Tamale Pot-Pie? Chicken/Beef/Pork/Goat (haha) using Corn Meal as the Basis for the Pot-Pie Crust?….William Butler – wwb “[email protected]”
I have a old 500 watt microwave. If I use a converstion chart for 500watt to 1100watt can I safely cook
the chicken pot pie.
I don’t see why not. Just monitor it carefully.
What if I’m cooking 2 at a time in the oven? Would I cook for longer?
Most likely, it would take the same amount of time. At most it might affect the total cooking time by a few minutes but not much more than that.
So do I cook the pie at 400 degrees because it doesn’t specify on the directions am cooking at 400 degrees it only says to per heat the oven at 400 degrees
Yes, it cooks at 400 degrees after the oven preheats.
What oven shelf position is best for pot pies?
Any difference in shelf position with cooking smaller and larger pot pies. I know there is a ten to fifteen minute time differences with sizes so I put in smaller pies in to cook with larger pie by ten minutes after starting to cook the larger pot pie. Thank YOU
I’d keep it simple and just put them on the middle rack.
Can I cook the pot pie in my toaster oven?
If your toaster oven can heat to 400 degrees, then yes. You’ll need to keep a closer eye on it, as cooking time may vary- sometimes, due to the internal fan, toaster ovens cook faster than regular ovens.
What about an air fryer or convection oven? What temperature and for how long?
I came here looking for the same answer….
If you like (frozen) pot pies with perfectly browned crust top AND. Bottom. Toss the crummy combo micro/oven safe container it comes it.
Take some foil double layered and make your own close fitting “bowl” make the foil large enough in are to fold over around the “edge crust”. Put a quality sheet pan on the lowest part of the oven and cook according to directions ( i cook the 16 ounce at 1 hour at 400). I have been trying for some to find anyone who makes a custom ceramic bowl that fits marie callender pot pies.. to no avail.
Will someone tell me if the pot pies can be cooked in a convection oven? Thank you.