Thursday, September 25, 2008

Green Garden Veg Pie

Just a quicky post tonight, as I have a deadline to meet with my latest article for Oklahoma Living Magazine. This is another recipe from the BBC Good Food magazine, (God bless Auntie Beeb, and all who sail in her), and it’s a definite keeper. As usual, I made a few changes to it. The original recipe included cauliflower, which I didn’t have, so I substituted mushrooms. It also required that all the vegetables be partially cooked before being baked, other than the potatoes, I didn’t think that would be necessary, and it wasn’t. You could serve this as a vegetarian main course, or as I did, as a side dish.

Green Garden Veg Pie


4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground mustard powder
1 pint milk
¾ cup sharp cheddar, shredded, divided
2-3 large russet potatoes, sliced into thin rounds
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets
6 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 cup frozen peas, thawed and drained
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

  • Pre-heat oven to 420°F
  • Put potatoes in a pan of water, bring to the boil, and simmer for 3-5 minutes, until slightly tender. Drain into a colander and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over a medium heat. Take pan off heat and gradually stir in flour and mustard powder. Return pan to heat, and gradually add milk, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in ½ a cup of cheese.
  • Reserve the largest of the potato slices to place on top of the dish. Put all remaining veggies in a 3-inch deep, 11x 8-inch baking dish, top with cheese sauce, sprinkle over chives, and a dash of fresh ground black pepper. Top the dish with reserved potato slices, and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until topping is golden and crisp.


Cheryl said...

Woman that looks delish!

Lisa said...

Veggies, chese and potatoes. What more could you ask for?

Paula said...

First, do tell more about the article for Oklahoma Living Magazine! Would love to know more about your writing. Next, LOVE your veggie pie. I just go crazy over this type of casserole. This has all the veggies I like, plus I really like how the potatoes act as pastry here. YUM!

Jan said...

Looks lovely - I love the potato topping. Mmmm YUM

Denise Clarke said...

This looks delicious ... my mouth is watering!


Raquel said...

Jan - that. looks. wonderful. All my faves in one dish! Much love, Raquel XO

Meg said...

Those potatoes on top look absolutely delicious. What a wonderful dish!

Pam said...

I can't wait to try this. I am always looking for new side dishes and this looks perfect, especially this time of year.

Denise said...

This looks like a really delicious recipe Janet, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. You've got so many lovely recipes on here.

pamokc said...

Yum yum yum. That looks like my kind of eatin' too. I bet even I could fix this. I may have to run the husband out of the kitchen soon and have a go at some of these dishes ....

Beth said...

Glad you're enjoying GF!!

Emiline said...

Mmm, nice and comforting. And vegetarian! For those who don't eat meat.

I'll have to tell my dad to pick up a copy of that magazine. Congrats!

Jan said...

As always, thanks for all your lovely comments.

Paula, I do plan to say a little about this latest article, but can't say much until it's published.

Denise Clarke, thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Meg, thank you, I hope you'll drop in again.

Pam (OKC), you certainly could make this, it's easy peasy. But easier still, just give John the recipe. :-)

Beth, I am loving this magazine. Thank you so much for sending it to me.

Em, thank you. I'm afraid you won't be able to find this mag here as its a British publication. You can check out their web site though at