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    Italian Parmesan Pot Pie

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    Recipe Introduction

    This recipe makes two pies, so you can freeze one for another meal or serve both for spur-of-the-moment company.

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
    6 to 7 tablespoons cold water
    1 pound Italian sausage links, sliced
    1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 35-ounce can whole tomatoes in juice
    3 pounds Swiss chard
    2 to 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    Cooked zucchini

    For Parmesan pastry, pulse flour, the 2/3 cup Parmesan, and the salt in food processor to blend. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle 5 tablespoons water over mixture. Pulse, adding remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons water if necessary, just until mixture is moistened and begins to hold together (dough should still be crumbly). Gather dough into a disk; cut in half and shape into two disks. Wrap disks and refrigerate 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 3 to 5 minutes, until browned. Transfer to bowl with a slotted spoon. Discard excess drippings. Increase heat to high; add chicken to skillet and cook 3 to 5 minutes, turning chicken occasionally, until lightly browned. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, until tender. Add tomatoes and juice; bring to a boil, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon, then reduce heat and simmer 7 to 8 minutes more. Add sausage and cool.

    Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees F. Trim stems from chard and coarsely slice leaves and stems. Bring 1/2 cup water, chard stems and leaves to a boil in large pot. Cover and cook 9 to 10 minutes, until stems are tender. Drain in colander, pressing out excess liquid with a spoon.

    Stir chard into cooled chicken-sausage mixture; divide mixture between two 2-quart baking dishes. Divide and sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan over tops of filling.

    Roll each pastry disk so it extends 1 inch beyond edge of each baking dish. Place pastry on top of each dish, pressing pastry against side of dish to seal in filling. Cut 2 slits in center of each. Bake pot pies 40 to 45 minutes, until tops are golden and filling is bubbly. Makes 6 servings per pot pie.




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