Easy As Pie Weeknight Dinner & Dessert (Cheeseburger Pot Pie & Cherry Pie Cupcakes)

We have partnered with Betty Crocker to bring you these great recipes! I love pie…  both sweet and savory!  Pie is something I make for a leisurely Sunday dinner but not any more!!

A new spin on a couple of my favorite pie recipes makes them not only super yummy, but so quick and easy that you can whip them up on a Tuesday night. Yup, a super easy WEEKNIGHT dinner and dessert going on here!!

If you’ve got a busy family like mine, then you already know that gathering around the table is one of the best ways for everyone to connect!  And these dishes are ones the kiddos will want to stick around for!

NOTE:  Please scroll down to find the Cheeseburger Pot Pie recipe! 

Cherry Pie Cupcakes are the perfect way to end a great meal !  The perfect way to sneak in a little extra family time at the table because the kids (and grown ups) are going to want to stick around a little longer for these!

Cherry Pie Cupcakes are ridiculously delicious, soft and fluffy with a cherry pie surprise inside... these can be served warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream for a dessert your family is definitely not going to want to miss!

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Who doesn’t love a great Cherry Pie?  I sure do and we’ve all heard the saying ‘Easy as Pie’…  these Cherry Pie Cupcakes are not only “Easier than pie”, they’re quicker too which means you can easily whip these up any day of the week!

Cherry Pie Cupcakes are ridiculously delicious, soft and fluffy with a cherry pie surprise inside…  these can be served warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream for a dessert your family is definitely not going to want to miss!

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Cherry Pie Cupcakes

Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker White Cake mix
  • ingredients required on the box
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
  • whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cake mix according to box directions. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  3. Place 3 tablespoons of cupcake batter in each well. Top with 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  5. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Note: The cherries are placed on top of the batter in this recipe. They do find their way perfectly to the middle of the cupcakes, no need for additional batter on top.

Cheeseburger Pot Pie starts off with an easy, delicious & rich beef filling and is then loaded up with cheese! Finally this pot pie is topped with the easiest topping ever thanks to Bisquick, just stir and pour!

 

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Pot Pie is just one of those comfort food recipes that makes any meal amazing…  but between making & rolling crusts and making filling, it’s always been more of a weekend dish for us.  Until now…

Cheeseburger Pot Pie starts off with an easy, delicious & rich beef filling and is then loaded up with cheese!  Finally this pot pie is  topped with the easiest topping ever thanks to Bisquick, just stir and pour! Voila!

Perfect for any day of the week! #GetYourBettyOn

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Cheeseburger Pot Pie

Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Topping

  • 1 cup Original Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef, garlic and onion over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Stir in diced potatoes and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Combine barbecue sauce, mustard, ketchup, broth & cornstarch. Add to meat mixture, bring to a boil and let simmer about 3 minutes until thickened. Pour into a 9" pie pan. Top with 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together Bisquick, egg, milk and remaining cheese. Spread over meat mixture , sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping is cooked through.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!