‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Favorite Comfort Food

If you’re looking for a comfort food recipe, “The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond has you covered. Here’s Drummond’s favorite comfort food.

Ree Drummond loves these kitchen tools

Ree Drummond and Robin Roberts |  Fred Lee/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Ree Drummond and Robin Roberts | Fred Lee/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

When Drummond is in the kitchen, there are two tools she loves to use. She told her magazine readers that she swears by her flat whisk and her fish spatula:

My flat whisk—because it flattens when you press it against the bottom of a pan and lets you scrape up all the good bits. And since we’re talking about scraping up stuff, I should tell you that my second-favorite tool is a fish spatula. The edge is so thin you can slide it under cookies like no one’s business!

Ree Drummond’s favorite comfort food

Ree Drummond on The Chew.| Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Ree Drummond on The Chew.| Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

What does Drummond like to eat when she wants a comfort food? She revealed in the Fall 2017 issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine that she is a big fan of chicken pot pie. “I don’t think you can beat chicken pot pie,” Drummond wrote in her magazine column. “You just can’t. That crisp golden crust and glorious gravy get me every time. Whenever, I eat it, I’m transported back to childhood. My mom would make it from scratch, or heck, we’d have the frozen Swanson version! I didn’t care—either way was magical.”

Ree Drummond’s chicken pot pie

Ree Drummond and Daphne Oz. |  Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Ree Drummond and Daphne Oz. | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Drummond has a delicious recipe for chicken pot pie on “The Pioneer Woman” blog. In her blog post, she sings the praises of pot pie:

It doesn’t get much better than pot pie. It just doesn’t. It’s that brothy gravy… that golden, crisp crust… those tender, flavorful vegetables. Gosh, gosh, gosh. Times a million. Infinity. Here’s one I made a while back. What I love about pot pie is, you can cook the chicken right then and there… or you can use leftover chicken (or turkey) if you have it. You can whip up a pie crust just for the occasion…or you can use a crust you might have languishing in the freezer. Chicken pot pie doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal!

Drummond says chicken pot pie is a great staple for the fall and winter. You can get the full recipe here when you visit her blog.

How Ree Drummond comes up with new recipes

If you don’t know what to cook, you can always find a new recipe on Drummond’s website or from her Food Network show. How does she continue to come up with brand-new recipes each week? In the Spring 2018 issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, a reader asked Drummond how she’s able to create new meals. Here’s what Drummond shared:

Sometimes I just build on core recipes I already use. For instance, I have a chicken tortilla soup and an Italian meatball soup, so I came up with a slow-cooker Mexican meatball soup in my new book, “Come and Get It!” For home cooks, I think it’s less about culinary brilliance and more about putting little spins on recipes you already know and love.

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