Green garden veg pie

Green garden veg pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Veggie guests coming for dinner? Put this pie in the middle of the table and watch them dive in

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
604
protein
33g
carbs
45g
fat
34g
saturates
19g
fibre
9g
sugar
14g
salt
1.34g

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 600ml milk
  • 200g mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 large potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into little florets
  • 200g frozen peas
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 50g flour
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into little florets

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Method

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the flour and mustard powder and cook for 1 min. Gradually stir in the milk until smooth with no lumps, then keep stirring until the mixture begins to bubble and thickens to a creamy sauce. Remove from the heat, then stir in all but a handful of the grated cheese.
  2. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the potato slices for 5 mins, tip in the broccoli and cauliflower for another 3 mins, then finally add the peas for 1 more min. Drain all the veg and pat dry. Reserve enough potato slices to cover the top of the finished dish, then gently stir the rest of the vegetables into the sauce with the chives.
  3. Tip into a deep ovenproof dish, arrange over the reserved potato slices, then sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake for 20-25 mins until the topping is golden and crisp, then serve straight from the dish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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twinklecharlie's picture

Tried this for tea tonight and my husband loved it. Very easy to make and a filling meal, will definitely use this again.

jcrawley's picture
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Slightly disappointed by this recipe. Couldn't really get the white sauce to thicken and felt it was too much mustard. Overall wouldn't make again.

familychef's picture

Everyone loves this pie, vegetarian and meat eaters, the introductory words describing this pie are indeed very true in my house, I have made this several times exactly as recipe, it's always welcomed and the empty serving dish is the biggest compliment you can get.

carpetgerbil's picture
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I'm sorry, but this is the worst dish I've made from this site. If I'd paid proper attention when I was doing my weekly meal plan and read through this recipe, I would've seen that this is basically a side dish. I would describe this as a 'bake' rather than a pie. This must be a meat-eater's idea of a great vegetarian dish, it really isn't, sorry. Like potato dauphinois crossed with cauliflower cheese. My husband is a chef and he wasn't impressed either and I ended up chucking most of it away. Also cheese sauce is so much easier to make if you chuck all the ingredients in the pan at the same time. Just heat and stir frequently and it'll end up perfect. I can't understand why other reviewers love this so much!

arterialclamp's picture

It's a good recipe to mix and match ingredients with, I make it at the end of the week sometimes when I have leftover vegetables to use up

fi_dixon's picture

This tasted really good as a Sunday night alternative to full on vegetable sides with a roast. I used 160g mild cheese (as that was all i had) and thought that i could have got away with less. You could probably get away with only 100g if you used mature cheddar and were watching the calories.

wilsonrocks's picture
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Didn't really like this - and you need a massive pan!

f1chick's picture

Made this for dinner my son and boyfriend went back for seconds....I did it with roast chicken and didnt have mustard powder so just used mustard and it was gorgeous!

richielambert's picture
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Tasty dish and easy to make.

busymumof5's picture
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I loved this! So did my children, and we all know how difficult it is for children to eat vegetables!
I slightly changed the recipe (I added tones more cheese!) and it was really really delicious!

terrijohnson56's picture

Lovely recipe, I put some leek and peppers in as well and layered the veg rather than mix it together then poured the sauce over. I also put sliced tomatoes on top before I sprinkled the cheese over, it was absolutely gorgeous, everybody said they definitely want it again

joosey71's picture
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Made this last night, then made soup with left overs. Just added enough veg stock to cover and heated up, then blitzed. Was the most delicious velvety soup.

khaddoroshik's picture
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Replaced potatoes with sweet potatoes which gave it an interesting bite and went with broccoli and spinach - went down very well with my husband and guests. The cheese does make it a little heavy though.

rmitter3's picture
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flour is the utmost importance! will fail otherwise... it should be in the appropriate order not at the end

vanessamariepie's picture

can i take the colyflouer out of the recipie ??? i might be cooking it for the first time tonight as my friend is coming over and she is a veggiterian .

ian2712's picture
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Even if I hadn't used too much mustard and had to do the sauce again, the advised preparation time of 15 minutes for this dish is wildly optimistic. I used potato slices only for the cover but added diced sweet potatoes and asparagus to the broccoli and cauliflower. Forgot about the peas. It really is a superb dish. My Indian vegetarian wife adored it.

lolliedoop's picture
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Very tasty, would certainly do this again

needed longer prep than suggested and what a messy recipe, had every work top in my average kitchen used,probably better to plan this yourself than the way it is suggested..I think you could cut down in the tidy up and washing if like me you used an oven to hob dish, once you have par boiled veg and drained veg in colander then re use this dish for the main bake..

catherine_oneil's picture
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Very yummy!

jobarley's picture

Fantastic. We had a purple cauliflower from the farmer's market which made the sauce go purple in places. We're also trying to diet so used half fat cheddar & semi skimmed milk. We'll probably have this all the time now.

scheshire's picture
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Fabulous. So easy to make and and so tasty. A firm family favourite.

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