Dec 3, 2010

Frozen Friday: Marie Callender's - Beef Pot Pie

Marie Callender's frozen Beef Pot Pie weighs over a pound and features a golden flaky crust filled with a beef stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions. The regular price on one is $3.99 but it's not uncommon to find them around $2 on sale.

I used to eat a lot of pot pies growing up on account of my general distaste for fish coupled with the fact that my family ate a lot of fish.
Marie Callender's version is enough for two people should you have a second person handy, otherwise you'll just have to suck it up and eat the whole thing because it is not going to keep very well.

The crust is nice and flaky as the pie bowl is completely lined in crisping material and there's a crisping disc above the pie to handle the top crust.
The beef is sirloin and comes in fairly sizable chunks that are definitely bigger and a little bit more tender than you'd find in a typical can of soup. The taste is a lot like Campbell's beef soup but thickened and with flaky crust. The vegetables are fairly plentiful and tender though the mix could use a little more celery and onions for flavor. Overall, Marie Callender's Beef Pot Pie a bit on the salty side and could stand some other seasonings, but is still quite good.
Marie Callender pies are also sold in multi-packs where you get four or more 9.5 ounce pies which are a much more reasonable meal than a one pound pie.

Nutritional Info - Marie Callender's Beef Pot Pie - per pie (468g)
Calories - 1020 (from Fat - 540)
Fat - 58g (Saturated Fat - 22g)
Sodium - 1560mg
Carbs - 96g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 28g


  1. I'm confused.

    How can a pre-packaged pie claim to have a "made from scratch" crust?

  2. 1020 calories for a pound of food that's mostly water? pass.

  3. I thought about that a while ago as well and I have no idea. I mean by the logic of their claim, all pie crusts had to have been made from scratch somewhere...

  4. That Callender Chix Pot Pie is chicken soup with a top crust cause the bottom crust is soggy!

  5. Calories - 1020 (from Fat - 540)
    Fat - 58g (Saturated Fat - 22g)
    Sodium - 1560mg
    Carbs - 96g

    A diabetic coma-inducing concoction.

    It has to be the crust.

    The only reason i can fathom for the oh-so high calorie and carb numbers.

    I have shunned pot pies for decades due to those high numbers, even before I avoided certain food-types trying to avoid type 2 diabetes.

    Apparently I have avoided that medical malady but i will continue to shun high-carb fare to keep the malady away.


    The pics make it appear the fare would be yummy.


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