Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie



Pennsylvania Dutch Potpie differs from the pot pies you buy in the frozen food section and bake in the oven (or microwave). PA Dutch potpie (yes, this is the way we spell it in PA) is more of a stew with home-made noodle squares. Usually it’s made with chicken, but just about any meat works. Growing up, I’ve had chicken potpie, beef potpie, rabbit potpie, pheasant potpie, squirrel potpie & venison potpie. All contain potatoes and onions. Some put carrots in theirs, but we never did.


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30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    beef, elk, bison, chicken, or other game meat
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 2
  • 2/3 c
    cold water
  • 3-4 medium
    potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 6 c
    stock (supplement meat juices with stock of choice)
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·
    fresh parsley, chopped

How to Make Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie


  1. Place meat in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Cook until meat pulls apart easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, add flour to a mixing bowl. Mix eggs and water, then add to flour. Mix until you get a nice ball of dough (add additional flour if too sticky, but do so sparingly – you don’t want dough that is too dry). Additionally, if dough is too dry, add more water a tsp. at a time. Roll out dough to about 1/8″ thick – if using gluten-free flour, you’ll want to roll the dough between plastic wrap since it’s usually much stickier than regular flour dough. Cut the dough into small squares.
  3. One the meat is done and pulled apart, add the stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Add potatoes, onions, and dough squares in batches, stirring after each batch of dough squares (to prevent them from sticking to each other).
  5. Add parsley, salt and pepper; cook about 15 minutes (until dough squares are cooked through….pull one out and cut in half to check. They should be uniform in color – if the very middle is still darker, it’s not cooked enough).

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About Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: German

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