Don’t let the crusty exterior fool you, this pot pie has got it where it counts, kid.
Inspired by Han Solo and the ship that made the Kessel Run, this ham pot pie — pronounced with Lando’s preferred inflection, naturally — is stuffed with a tried and true filling that will never let you down, just like a certain notorious scoundrel. (Just don’t call him a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.)
In celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we’ve smuggled in the classic dish, reimagined with a little galactic flair in the form of a Millennium Falcon, the fastest ship in the galaxy, perched atop the flaky crust. You can add some special modifications yourself, or stick to our recipe below.
Ham Solo Pot Pie
- 2 frozen pie crusts
- 1 egg plus 1 Tablespoon water, for egg wash
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 onion diced small
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- Pinch of thyme
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 potato, peeled and diced small
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1-1/2 cups ham, cubed
Step 1: Roll out half the dough and press into a 9”x5” loaf pan, along the bottom and the sides, cutting off the excess. Place into the refrigerator.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Step 3: In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery in butter. Season with thyme. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
Step 4: Stir in the flour and cook through, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, cooking over high heat until just boiling.
Step 5: Once boiling, add the potatoes, corn, peas, and ham. Bring to a boil again, cook for 8-10 minutes until potatoes start to soften, then turn off the heat.
Step 6: Spoon the filling in the dough-prepped loaf pan.
Step 7: Roll out the second pie dough and place onto the filled loaf pan, cutting away the excess. Cut slits into the top.
Step 8: Cut out a Millennium Falcon shape and place onto the pie.
Step 9: Brush with egg wash then sprinkle with salt.
Step 10: Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.