Well this is weird.

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

But you’re in the right place!

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

I’ve been absolutely cah-raving soup. Badly.

To the point where I couldn’t take it anymore.

And um, soup plus pot pie? I’m pretty sure that is more than a match made in heaven. Yes. More than.

It’s only, like… combining the two most perfect dishes ever. Forevah evah.

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

And it’s one of the only vehicles that can successfully transport vegetables into my body. Yep.

For the last 3 days I’ve felt like utter crud. NOTHING tastes better than soup when you feel like crud and want nothing more than to take a giant plunger to your nose and mouth. Except maybe Chipotle. And an ice cream sundae. And a milkshake. And pad thai. And Chipotle.

I actually want all of that rightthisminute on a huge platter. Badly. Guess someone’s on the mend.

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

Soooo… I made this soup after harassing my husband for six straight hours to come to yoga with me. In all honesty – I just needed a good laugh. And obviously something to do with my time. But one of those hurts-your-stomach-and-cheeks giggles.  The best. Because see? About four years ago I coerced him into doing yoga with me and lasted about thirty-three seconds before falling over in hysterics. Funniest stuff ever. I want to show you a video. Badly.

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

Maybe you had to be there… ?

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com

But anyway.

You know what this is?

A big bowl of comfort. That’s what. That you need tonight. Do it for me. And yourself.

Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits I howsweeteats.com


Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits

Yield: makes one 9×13 dish, serves 4-6


minestrone pot pie
2 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 cleaned and trimmed leek, thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped baby bella mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash
3 cups raw spinach leaves
3 cups torn kale leaves
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) peeled whole tomatoes
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 cup parmesan cheese + 1 parmesan cheese rind

whole wheat parm biscuits
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter, cut into cubes
1 1/2 cups heavy cream + 2 tablespoons (and more for brushing)


Heat a large pot over medium heat and add chopped bacon. Cook until crispy and fat is rendered, then remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Add onions and leeks to the pan with a sprinkle of salt, cooking for 5 minutes. Add in mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add spinach, kale, squash, tomatoes, beans, stock and parmesan rind. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook f0r 20 minutes, covered. While soup is cooking, make biscuits below and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

After 20 minutes, stir parmesan and bacon into soup and transfer to the baking dish. Top with biscuits, then brush each biscuit with cream. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

To make biscuits: In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter cubes, and using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, mix until coarse little crumbles remain. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then add cream and cheese. Stir until a sticky dough forms, then make 8 small rounds of dough.

[slightly adapted from martha]

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Now can someone give me a cookie?

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117 Responses to “Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Parmesan Biscuits.”

  1. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    I love the vibracny of the colors in that first pic…holy eating the rainbow.

    This is weird/you’re in the right place…ahh, you make me laugh :)


  2. #
    Kathryn — December 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    I know what you mean about feeling under the weather. I’m in dire need of a supercharged helping of vegetables and this looks like the perfect vehicle for getting them into my tummy!


  3. #
    Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles — December 1, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Tis the season to get sick, feel like crud—– and crave soup!


  4. #
    Gen — December 1, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Yum!!!! Hope you feel better soon!


  5. #
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — December 1, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    I totally want to give you a cookie for eating all your vegetables. It’s a big step up. I’m so proud I could cry.

    And if I got the Husband to do yoga with me, there would be at least 10 cameras from all different angles so I could capture every single moment.


  6. #
    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — December 1, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    This looks so colorful and healthy!


  7. #
    Kim in MD — December 1, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Look at you and that big pot of vegetables! This looks so delicious and healthy, and I’m sure you felt less cruddy after eating a big bowl of this soup/pot pie. Feel better soon, Jessica!


  8. #
    Becca — December 1, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Uhh well this looks amazing. Definitely bookmarking this one!


  9. #
    Amber Nicole — December 1, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Kudos to feeling like crud and making this amazing dish. When I’m sick I can’t even brush my hair. I will definitely be making this in the coming days, and I’ll probably get sick soon after, gotta love New Hampshire winters!


  10. #
    Katrina — December 1, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    I love big bowls of comfort! This sounds lovely :)


  11. #
    katie @KatieDid — December 1, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    It’s a like a soup/ casserole hybrid, I love it! I loveeee biscuits on casseroles, they just complete it!


  12. #
    Laurie K. — December 1, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I just saw this on Martha Stewart the other day and thought it looked yummy. LOL. Yours looks yummy too. =) One of these days I will have to try and make this. Haha.


  13. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 1, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Yum! Talk about good food–healthy and comfort food–perfection :)


  14. #
    heather — December 1, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    I am soooo freezing cold this morning as I’m doing my transcription work. Do you know how much I want to dive head first into that minestrone pot pie closeup?? It looks so warm and inviting! I would eat this right now. At 7:53 a.m.


    • Jessica — December 1st, 2011 @ 9:39 am

      I’m actually considering eating some for breakfast. For real.


  15. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 1, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    WOW, you made him do yoga?! Now that is a sign of a very persuasive lady! I’ve been craving soup too lately and really hope to get around to making some this weekend. Happy Thursday! :)


    • Jessica — December 1st, 2011 @ 9:39 am

      Well… I try to make him do yoga. Ha!


  16. #
    Bev Weidner — December 1, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    Biscuits on soup – that’s my girl!

    I can call you my girl, right?

    Maybe we’re not there yet.



  17. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — December 1, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Bring over a bowl of this, and I’ve got the cookies covered! It’s officially freakin’ freezing here, and I all I want is soup for every meal!


  18. #
    Erica — December 1, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Can I just tell you, Josh, Kaylin & me….all sick. This looks like heaven to me right now. I just want to dive in. Hope you feel better!


    • Jessica — December 1st, 2011 @ 9:38 am

      Ugh! Feel better – all of you!


  19. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — December 1, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    My husband has something against pot pies (I know, right?) but if he didn’t, I would be making this tonight! Love the addition of butternut squash!


  20. #
    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — December 1, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Looks delicious, especially with those hearty biscuits snuggled on top! I bet this gets better after a few days in the fridge, too, with the biscuits getting all soppier (is that a word??).


  21. #
    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — December 1, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Um, yes?
    I have the sneezy, sniffling suspicion my not-getting-sick streak is about to run out, so after I drink 14 emergen-C’s, this is on deck fo sho.


  22. #
    Piper@GotItCookIt — December 1, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    This sounds so great! I can’t wait to try it. I am glad that you are getting a couple doses of veggies into your system. I’ve been trying to get my husband to yoga for years. He is NOT very flexible at all, they’d have to get him ‘the blocks’. I would laugh myself silly too.


  23. #
    Cait's Plate — December 1, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Oh me oh my, this takes “made from scratch” to a whole new level. Looks incredible!


  24. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — December 1, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Hope you are feeling better — that pot pie surely looks too delicious!!!

    Take Emergen-C, you will feel better :)


  25. #
    Amanda — December 1, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    This is so smart… why didnt I think of that? ;) Great pictures girl!


    • Jessica — December 1st, 2011 @ 10:27 am

      Thank you!


  26. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 1, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    ohmigosh you couldn’t have posted this on a better day…the weather is NUTS here with all the snow and i’m just needing some comfort!


  27. #
    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — December 1, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    This looks so comforting for winter nights!!!


  28. #
    Emmy (Wine and Butter) — December 1, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    How come no-one every mentions that getting to wind people up/ make fun of them in a ‘fun’ way/ try out your cra**y jokes and generally make a TOTAL nuisance of yourself is one of the MAJOR perks of long term relationships!!?


  29. #
    Maria — December 1, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    My kind of comfort meal!


  30. #
    Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles — December 1, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I’ve been all about soup lately, too…probably all the icey California winter evenings! =)


  31. #
    Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy — December 1, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    This looks delicious! Perfect for a cold winter day!


  32. #
    Cassie — December 1, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    I practically live on soup this time of year and I adore minestrone. The addition of the biscuits is brilliant. Love that first shot too!


  33. #
    Brittnee — December 1, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    I made maple and white chocolate chunk cookies the other day. Want one? By the way, minestrone is awesome and even more so with biscuits :)


  34. #
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — December 1, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Love this! I’m home sick from work today so I would appreciate it if you would drop off a bowl. Thanks! ;-)


  35. #
    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — December 1, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    This, plus your hubby falling flat on his face, had to chase away all those cold germs! Definitely comfort food in a dish. Hope you are feeling better ;)


  36. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — December 1, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    As I said earlier, I want this/need this asap. Can you please just have a meal delivery company or something?


  37. #
    Cat @Breakfast to Bed — December 1, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    I eat soup like i’m getting paid when I’m sick. Seriously. It’s bananas. This looks heavenly.


  38. #
    Katie — December 1, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I can’t believe Mr. How Sweet went to yoga with you – what a trooper! I suppose since you cook him ahhhmazing food every single day, he kind of owes you. :-) It’s snowing like crazy here today, I wish I had this for breakfast.


  39. #
    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles — December 1, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Well isn’t that clever (and tasty). It never ceases to amaze me how on earth you think of these magical culinary twists. Happy December!


  40. #
    Katie @ Peace Love and Oats — December 1, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Okay, that looks so delicious! Soup with built-in bread sounds like a plan to me!


  41. #
    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — December 1, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    This looks like a great week-night meal! And a perfect way to get my munchkin to maybe eat some veggies….



  42. #
    Ashley — December 1, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    I’ve wanted to make minestrone for so long!! It’s snowing here today and I finally have the car so I can head to the grocery store. This might be on the menu tonight or tomorrow! I’ve also been wondering how biscuits will turn out with oat flour….hehe We shall see. :)


  43. #
    Sweet Marcella — December 1, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    I convinced my fiance to do a cardio yoga tape once and he said it was one of the hardest work outs he’s done!! Love it!

    And the first picture is poppin with color…gorgeous! Spinach and kale, yes please!


  44. #
    Tara — December 1, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    I made Chicken and Biscuits last night, but this is BRILLIANT! You’re a genius!


  45. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — December 1, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Now that looks delicious, not that your regular dishes don’t, but I’ve been really craving some good for me soup lately too. Plus, the biscuits on top look amazing :D


  46. #
    Candice @ Sailing on Paper — December 1, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    I think it’s great when guys try yoga! I wish my boyfriend would…he runs, but he’s still not very flexible.


  47. #
    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — December 1, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    I just happen to have chocolate dipped shortbreads to trade for some soup! :-)


  48. #
    Alison — December 1, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    I’m glad you said I was in the right place because I honestly thought I clicked the wrong link! So many vegetables!! Boyfriend wouldn’t eat this but I’ll try it when I’m back at my parents’ for Christmas. :)


  49. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 1, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Once it is cold out I could eat soup for every meal. This looks amazing!


  50. #
    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio — December 1, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I’ve never thought about turning soup into a pot pie… this is awesome!



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