Cheesy Vegetable and Potato Pie

January can mean only one of two things when it comes to eating – diets or comfort food. And yes, I do need the diet, but I need the comfort food more. This cheesy vegetable and potato pie is certainly comforting, but it is certainly not diet friendly. It is also one of the very few meals that all 5 of us will eat without someone eye rolling or me needing to provide an alternative.

 

cheesy veg pie with potato topping

 

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Cheesy Vegetable and Potato Pie
 
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A comforting mashed potato topped pie with vegetables in cheese sauce.
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Recipe type: Family Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Serves: 5 - 6
Ingredients
  • For The Cheesy Vegetables:
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 150ml milk (approx)
  • 50g butter
  • 150g mature cheddar (grated)
  • pepper
  • For the topping:
  • 1.5 kg Potatoes (-ish)
  • Butter or similar
  • 25g Breadcrumbs
  • 50g mature cheddar (grated)
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Slice the leeks thinly and add to a pan with half the butter and the clove of garlic(chopped). Grate the carrot and add to the pan with the leeks. Fry gently over a low heat for about 15-20 minutes until soft. (add more butter as needed). Meanwhile chop the cauliflower and broccoli and cook until tender. Once the leek/carrot mixture is well softened, add any remaining butter and the plain flour to the pan. Stir well then slowly add the milk until you have a thick white sauce. (Recipe amounts are a guide, I find it is slightly different each time depending on how much liquid the leeks have released). At this point add the cheese and a little black pepper. Melt the cheese into the sauce, and stir in the cooked broccoli and cauliflower before transferring to an oven proof dish.
  2. Make the mashed potato to your personal preference (plenty of butter for me!), then top the cheesy vegetable mixture. Finish off with the grated cheese and breadcrumbs, then pop into an oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes until the top is golden and bubbling.
 

cheesy vegetable pie

 

cheesy vegetabel and potato pie

 

Now this kind of dinner is not going to trim my waistline, but it is exactly the sort of thing I crave when the day is dark with rain and the wind is howling down the chimney – salad just won’t cut it then!

What are you having for dinner tonight? Are you on a New Year health kick or is it comfort food all the way until Spring for you?

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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10 Comments

  1. January 4, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing, and the prefect meal for the colder days we are having a the minute. Reading this has made me really hungry. We are going to have to give this recipe a go!
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  2. January 4, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Now this looks lovely! I don’t think my partner would like it as hes a fussy so-and-so however I’m definitely gonna make it for me and my son!

  3. January 4, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Oh I’m definitely a hearty comforting meal type of girl – As my waistline will vouch for! Looks a great pie – don’t feel guilty. There’s plenty of time for salad in June!

  4. January 4, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Ooh this looks and sounds like perfect comfort food. I always go for Mac n Cheese when I feel a bit meh, but this at least would go towards my 5 a day ha x
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  5. January 4, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, it sounds really good. I’m trying to cut right down on the amount of processed food I eat and this is something that could easily be adapted to not contain any at all so it’s a very viable diet option. And it looks fabulous!x

  6. January 5, 2016 / 6:25 am

    This sounds like my kind of heaven, but I can’t see my picky children enjoying it. I love cheese and potato pie so adding veg in to it makes it doubly healthy and tasty.
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  7. Hayley F
    January 6, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    This looks realy nice. Thanyu for the recipe x

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