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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cheryl654's picture

Served this with Sunday lunch with the potatoes all on the top and went down well with everyone. My sauce made with skimmed milk and went well. Served 8 easily as side dish and I made ahead to save time. Will try with bacon as suggested by another user.

libby39's picture
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Very quick and easy to do. Made a delicious warming vegetarian meal.

emmagotz's picture

Really easy to make, very yummy. I decided not to add potatoes to main dish and just used for topping.

districtnurse's picture
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Wonderful!!

dragonjojo's picture

Lovely dish. Because im watching my calories i replaced the milk for skimmed, i only had wholemeal flour and halved the amount of cheese, i couldnt get any chives so i used a leek and i added a courgette instead of the cauliflower and seasoned well with crushed peppercorns. Everyone loved it, i found it kept me full and foodly satisfied for the rest of evening. wiil be doing many more times, gorgeous!

krawls's picture

Marvellous. My 3 yr old and 1 yr old have just eaten a huge plate of vegetables. This is so simple I don't know why I haven't done it before! Great.

trenethick's picture
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Delicious,will make this again.

shelagh1954's picture
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We enjoyed this - although my boys picked out the cauliflower (which they won't be persuaded to eat!). Could use other veg as available. I served it with grilled gammon. Easy to do and tasty, but probably not ideal for me as a Weight Watchers attendee (but what the heck?)!

krissyb's picture
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really scrummy! we added 8 rashers of chopped back bacon and it was gorgeous!

dylanski's picture
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Really nice, very simple and quick. A much more interesting take on cauliflower cheese.

sueellis's picture
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I halved this for two but then there wasn't quite enough sauce. Also when I make it again I wouldn't include the potato in with the vegetables, just layer them on top as I found they broke up and went into a mush when stirring them in together. I added some lightly sauteed mushrooms and next time will try adding extra veg such as carrot and courgette.

dlittlewood's picture
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I baked this in the oven and served it with roast chicken. A definite winner and will be doing again.

suellen's picture

Didn't change anything Delicious.......

shelagh1954's picture
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Whole family enjoyed this. Will try with other veg.

lauramurray's picture
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Didn't change anything and it was delicious!

hmbuchanan's picture

I roasted the potatoes a bit first to give them a bit more crunch, and added a pinch of chilli to the cheese sauce

shopna's picture

Can I freeze this? Am currently looking for recipes I can make ahead and freeze.

mimbellina's picture

Debbie, I'd say it was plain flour, as you'll be using it to make a sauce.

cityofangels's picture

Umm, what kind of flour??

katyrouth's picture
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A really delicious, cheap veggie dish. I didn't bother pre-boiling the veg, just stuck it in the oven for 45 minutes or so until it was all cooked, which made it a bit simpler and created less washing up!

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