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Biscuit Topped Beef Pot Pie

In this post I’m sharing how to make a Biscuit Topped Beef Pot Pie in your cast iron skillet. 

You’ll have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes with this simple one skillet pot pie meal. It’s down home comfort food that the entire family will love.

I’m keeping it simple with this recipe and giving you options to make it fit in with your style of cooking.

Pot pies are a delicious meal. They’re always a favorite at our house. Have you tried my chicken pot pie with the delicious puff pastry lattice top crust?

This beef pot pie has all of the classic ingredients that you love. Rather than using pie crust, we’re switching things up and topping it off with flaky biscuits. Wow, is it delicious!

Cast Iron Pot Pie

Easy beef pot pie on a plate

What is a pot pie? A pot pie is a meat pie of some sort, it can be chicken, beef, seafood or pork – usually made with some type of pastry…or topped with biscuits.

How long is pot pie good for? Leftover pot pie can be refrigerated up to three days. If planning ahead, you can freeze the pot pie filling for many months to use when needed.


Old Fashioned Beef Pot Pie

Buttermilk Biscuit topping for beef pot pie in a cast iron skillet recipe

Do I need a crust or topping for pot pie? You’ll be missing out on the best part for many but you can omit the crust or biscuit topping if you prefer and serve the filling over mashed potatoes or rice. 

Who invented pot pies? The people of ancient Greek are credited by historians for the concept of a pot pie. They would cook meats in pastry which has elaborated into what we all know as a pot pie today.

Delicious comfort food recipe for Beef Pot Pie

I’ve made homemade Southern buttermilk biscuits to top my beef pot pie. If biscuit making is not one of your skills, no worries. You can use frozen biscuits or refrigerated canned biscuits if that fits your style better.

When baking the pot pie adjust the oven temperature and cooking time to suit whatever type of biscuits you’re working with.

Below, I’m sharing the step by step instructions in the printable recipe card. Let’s make this Biscuit Topped Beef Pot Pie!

Yield: 1 Family Pot Pie

Biscuit Topped Beef Pot Pie

Beautiful one skillet pot pie meal, made with beef and vegetables then topped with biscuits before baking

A delicious and comforting meal of skillet beef pot pie topped with fluffy biscuits.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 tbs Cooking Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1-1.5 lb Piece of Beef, cut into 1" bite sized pieces ( I used a sirloin steak)
  • 15 oz Canned Diced Potatoes, drained
  • 1 c Frozen Peas and Diced Carrots
  • Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • 18 oz Jar of Savory Beef Gravy
  • 8 Uncooked Biscuits, homemade, canned or frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C) - Adjust oven temperature if needed depending on the type of biscuits you're using.
  2. Add the cooking oil to a cast iron skillet; heat over medium
  3. Next, add the diced onion to the skillet and saute 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Next, add the diced beef and saute until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Next, add the diced potatoes, frozen peas & carrots, and gravy the stir to combine everything together. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bring the filling mixture to a simmer then top with biscuits.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.


If you'd like to make your own biscuits, click here for my homemade Southern buttermilk biscuit recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 802Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 33gSugar: 4gProtein: 50g

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this classic comforting pot pie for dinner soon!

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Wednesday 18th of October 2023

Although this looks super delicious. Is there another way to make this. Especially since I don't have a cast iron skillet?

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 18th of October 2023

You can use a regular baking dish, I would recommend a square dish. Please let me know if you have more questions as I'm happy to help. ~Julia


Thursday 9th of April 2020

In the oven right now :) I used leftover prime rib from last night's dinner and fresh potatoes instead of canned. I snuck a taste before it went in the oven and this is going to be soooo good!

Julia Jordan

Friday 10th of April 2020

Becky, That will be a mighty fine meal with the left over prime rib! Thanks for stopping by to let me know that you're enjoying this recipe. ~Julia


Friday 25th of October 2019

This looks like such a comforting meal - sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Julia Jordan

Friday 25th of October 2019

Julie, Thank you my friend!


Tuesday 15th of October 2019

This looks like such perfect comfort food!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Thank you, Carlee!


Wednesday 9th of October 2019

This one is perfect as the weather cools off. So delicious.

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Thank you! I love how easy it is to put together too.

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