Beef Pot Pie Soup

Beef Pot Pie Soup is everything comfort food should be. Tender beef is simmered in a thick creamy broth, then topped with pie crust strips. An easy, hearty and satisfying soup for body and soul!

Turning favorite comfort foods into soup is one of my specialties. Try this Lasagna Soup or this Slow Cooker Pizza Soup next!

Beef Pot Pie Soup: comfort food in a bowl! Don't forget the pie crust strips on top!

Why This Soup is Best

There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a blustery day.

  • The gravy-like broth is good enough to eat all on its own!
  • Every bite is packed with tender morsels of beef, potatoes and melted cheese.
  • Topped with pie strips for the perfect comfort food touch.
  • It’s easier to make than traditional pot pie but just as satisfying!

This Beef Pot Pie Soup is the ultimate remedy for a “blah” day. It’s like a warm hug in soup form.

Ingredient Notes

  • Refrigerated pie crusts – Yes, you can use homemade pie crust but I love the convenience (and the consistency) of cooking with the prepared dough.
  • Beef stew meat – Chuck or round roast is the standard, inexpensive choice for stewing. You can find pre cut packages of meat for stewing in the butcher section at your grocery store. Cut meat into small bites.
  • Potato – I use a large russet potato for this soup but any kind of white or red potato will do.
  • Brown gravy mix – I used McCormick brand mix to enhance the savory flavor of the broth in this soup.
  • Cheese – Freshly shredded white cheddar is my preferred choice for this beef pot pie soup recipe. I grate it in right before serving.
  • Parsley – This is optional but a garnish of freshly herbs adds a perfect pop of freshness and color to an otherwise brown dish.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a pizza cutter to slice the pie crust into even strips. Let them bake and cool as you make the soup.
  • Brown the beef first. This step brings out more juicy flavor in the meat.
  • Add the cheese and the pie crust strips just before serving.
  • Store leftover soup and pie crust strips separately. Soup should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Pie crust strips can be kept in a sealed container or ziploc bag at room temperature.
Beef Pot Pie Soup: comfort food in a bowl! Don't forget the pie crust strips on top!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this recipe with chicken instead of beef?

If you’re looking for a chicken pot pie soup, you’re in luck! I have a whole separate recipe for it right here.

Can I freeze this pot pie soup?

Yes, you can freeze beef pot pie soup! It keeps well for about 3 months in the freezer. I would freeze it without the cheese, then add the cheddar to the thawed, reheated soup before serving.

What kind of milk is best?

I used skim milk in this beef pot pie soup. Whole milk would make it even thicker and creamier which would be delicious as well.

How far in advance can I bake the pie crust strips?

You can bake the pie crust strips as much as 1 -2 days ahead of time. They taste best freshly baked and crispy.

Beef Pot Pie Soup: comfort food in a bowl! Don't forget the pie crust strips on top!

More Easy Soup Recipes

Yield: 6 servings

Beef Pot Pie Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Beef Pot Pie Soup is everything comfort food should be. Tender beef is simmered in a thick creamy broth, then topped with pie crust strips. An easy, hearty and satisfying soup for body and soul!


  • 1 box Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts, thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cut small
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced small
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package (.87oz) McCormick Brown Gravy Mix
  • 1 cup shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • Fresh parsley, snipped, optional


  1. Thaw pie crusts according to package directions. Unroll and cut into 1inch wide strips, using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter. Separate slightly and bake in a 450 degree oven for 6-8minutes. Remove and cool until ready to use.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil and beef stew meat over medium high heat. Cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove meat from pan.
  3. To the pot, add butter, onion, celery and potato. Cook about 3-5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and gravy mix until no clumps. Add to pot, with the broth, red pepper, salt, pepper and the beef. Cover and turn heat to medium. Cook until potato is soft, about 15 minutes.
  5. When ready to serve, stir in the shredded cheddar. Top with pie crust strips and fresh snipped parsley. ENJOY


  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 633Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 948mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 48g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This Beef Pot Pie Soup is one of the heartiest soups you’ll ever eat! No matter what the weather is outside, a bowl of this soup will warm you from head to toe.

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About Aimee

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Posted on October 16, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is awesome! This is the first time that I tried making beef pot pie soup and everyone at home loved it. It is getting cold here so this soup is perfect!

  2. Yesssssssss!! I always see recipes for chicken pot pie soup, but NEVER for beef! I’m so happy I found this! It was absolutely delicious.

  3. I just love a heart soup! All your soups look amazing, I just went through the list.. I´ve been following you on Instagram but this is my first visit here 🙂 xoxo

  4. I am in LOVE with those adorb little pie pastry strips on top. 😀 This soup is too too genius! So perfect for a chilly fall evening with warm bread! 🙂

  5. I definitely need to make myself this beef pot pie soup – it looks SO incredibly delicious and comforting. Great recipe!

  6. Love this stoup and pot pie so combining the two is such a great idea! Looks amazing and perfect comfort in a bowl – pinning 🙂

  7. Stoup sounds amazing!! I never knew. And the pie crust on the top. Love that it adds a little crunch. Perfect Aimee! Pinned! 🙂

  8. I love a bowl of hot soup (or stoup) now that the weather has gotten chilly! And I just love those fun pie crust strips that you do on top. Pure delicious comfort food right there!!! yum!!!!

  9. There’s just something about those pie crust strips on top…really takes this soup to the next level!! Comfort food is my favorite this time of year. Thanks for sharing, Aimee!

  10. Yum, I am a huge fan of “stoups” They are kind of my signature thing at home and this recipe looks phenomenal. Yum, I can practically taste it already. Needless to say, I am so making this asap!

  11. Oh my gosh, Aimee, I LOVE this! I’ve been testing some recipes with the new McCormick Gluten Free gravy mixes, and this might be the next recipe I try with them!

  12. Pot Pie is a fav around our house too! But I don’t make it near enough. With this delicious recipe, I am definitely going to be making it soon!

  13. This is comfort food at its finest. I love recipes like this. Makes you just want to sit by a fire with blanket and slurp.

  14. This stoup is perfect! It is getting cold here and I love warm comfort foods. The little pie crust strips are the best! Pinning!

  15. This sounds delicious! Perfect cold weather dinner. Are you still in Cincinnati? If so, we should meet up.

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