Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie Review

Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie

Banquet has their finger in a lot of pies, it seems. Not only do they do some traditional American-style frozen meals, but they’ve also got their trendier Mega Bowls line. And it turns out, they’ve even got their finger in pot pies, though at this point we should probably stop using this finger-in-the-pie analogy. We don’t really want people sticking their fingers in our pie… it’s kind of gross, right?

Anyway, we were really curious to find out more about this pot pie line, so we decided to pick one up and try it for ourselves. Today we’re tasting the Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie, which we picked up at our local grocery store for about a dollar.

Cooking this is easy. Simply pop the thing into the microwave for four to five minutes. Note that you’ll also want to let it cool for a few minutes before digging in, because it can be pretty hot in the middle. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the back of the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Once it’s done cooking (and cooling), you can eat it straight out of the tray it comes in. We wanted to get a photograph that showed the inside of our pot pie, so we took it out of the tray, and it ended up making a bit of a mess. We do think we got a good look at the insides, though, so we can say “Mission accomplished.”

Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie

And these insides are really where this pot pie shines. You’ve got succulent balls of sausage, which are honestly quite good. They’re made from a blend of turkey and pork, and they have a slightly sweet breakfast sausage flavor to them, with just a little bit of bite. We were actually surprised by how good this sausage is. With the turkey/pork hybrid, we were a little bit worried about this being kind of rubbery, but that isn’t the case at all.

And then there’s the sauce. This is a creamy, savory gravy that really complements the sausage well. And it complements the crust even better.

This is a flakey, almost biscuity crust that has a great flavor. And, also like a biscuit, this is quite dry, meaning it’s at its best when it mixes with the gravy to provide that wet/dry contrast. Now, we do have to admit that the bottom crust was a bit soggy here (which is part of why this made such a mess on our plate), but a vast majority of the crust doesn’t have this issue. Besides, because of the generous gravy portion, expecting the bottom to stay dry is probably an unreasonable thing to ask for.

Now, this is a calorie hog. With 520 calories and 1,030 mg of sodium, this certainly isn’t made for dieters. On top of that, it’s actually quite small. While the picture on the box looks a bit exaggerated, the actual pot pie isn’t much bigger than a hockey puck.

The Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie is even better than we were expecting it to be. It has a great flavor and a great consistency, though it’s a little small and loaded with calories. This feels a bit breakfasty to us, so it’s a good choice to pair with a cup of coffee and some fruit. And, believe it or not, this thing only costs about a dollar. How’s that for value?

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen pot pie, check out our package scans below.

Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie
Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie
Banquet Sausage & Gravy Deep Dish Pot Pie
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