Flageolet bean pie

Flageolet bean pie

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
An easy to prepare, comforting vegetarian main meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat17g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre9g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.73g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 x 400g cans flageolet beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp fresh or 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 100g breadcrumb
  • 50g vegetarian cheddar cheese, grated



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  1. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion for about 5 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for another min. Add the beans, crème fraîche and half the thyme. Season well, then cook until heated through.

  2. Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese together, then stir in the rest of the thyme. Pour the bean mix into a baking dish and scatter with the breadcrumbs. Grill until the topping is crisp and golden. Serve with salad.

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5th Jan, 2016
Really wasn't very tasty and that was after I'd added some spice, tomatoes and peppers. Ketchup helped ;-)
23rd Mar, 2013
This recipe is SO much better if cooked in the oven rather than under the grill. Also, it really really needed spicing up, so chilli oil made a huge improvement, along with plenty of black pepper, instead of the suggested herbs. It was far too bland originally.
3rd Oct, 2011
Unfortunately a very bland meal, even though I added chillies and Mexican spices.
28th Jun, 2010
This was not a great recipe at all really. Very boring, like a plate of really bad student grub. Half of it ended up going in the bin and the dog!
8th May, 2009
Delicious! I added a couple of leeks to the onions, just because I had some in the kitchen garden. It worked!
24th Jun, 2008
The mexican version of this dish is very nice, a great meal for all the family
16th Jun, 2008
Basically, just beans and breadcrumbs! Very boring, with no particular flavour. Would be helped by a layer of sliced tomatoes or similar to give it some moisture. Won't be doing it again.
3rd Apr, 2008
This was ok, I used butter beans as they are our favourite, but I found the sauce a little rich for me, it made a change but I don't think I would make it again.
27th Mar, 2008
This recipe is lovely, and super-quick! :-)
16th Mar, 2008
This was absolutely divine and has been a huge hit every time I've made it. Can't seem to get flageolet beans though, so have been using canellini instead. Have also made it using sour cream when I could't get creme fraiche, which made the beans really saucy and decadent.


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