Vegetarian pies with spinach

Little spicy veggie pies

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins


Serves 4

Each individual potato-topped pie provides four of your 5-a-day, and is healthy, vegan, low calorie and gluten-free too. Get ahead and freeze for another day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal478
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre17g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 tbsp Korma curry powder
  • 3 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, undrained
  • 320g carrots, coarsely grated
  • 160g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 250g bag spinach, cooked



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

For the topping

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 10g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 150g coconut yogurt


  1. To make the topping, boil the potatoes for 15-20 mins until tender then drain, reserving the water, and mash with the ground and fresh coriander and yogurt until creamy.

  2. While the potatoes are boiling, heat the oil in a large pan, add the ginger and fry briefly, tip in the curry powder and garlic, stirring quickly as you don’t want it to burn, then tip in a can of chickpeas with the water from the can. Stir well, then mash in the pan to smash them up a bit, then tip in the second can of chickpeas, again with the water from the can, along with the carrots, corn, bouillon and tomato purée. Simmer for 5-10 mins, adding some of the potato water, if needed, to loosen.

  3. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spoon the filling into four individual pie dishes (each about 10cm wide, 8cm deep) and top with the mash, smoothing it to seal round the edges of the dishes. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, bake two for 25 mins until golden, and cook half the spinach, saving the rest of the bag for another day. Cover and chill the remaining two pies to eat another day. Will keep in the fridge for four days. If freezing, to reheat, bake from frozen for 40-45 mins until golden and piping hot.

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2nd Jan, 2020
What size of pie dish do you recommend for 4 portions?
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6th Jan, 2020
Hello, I'd use a shallow pie dish about 26cm across if you just want to make 1 big pie. I hope this helps.
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