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Creamy mushroom pot pie

 In Dinner/Supper, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetarian

Creamy, fragrant mushrooms encased in crisp, buttery pastry makes this creamy mushroom pot pie the perfect vegetarian comfort food.

Creamy mushroom pot pie

It’s Monday and once again, we’re entering this week with rainy, overcast and miserable weather. Not that I’m complaining though. It’s a known fact that I am much more of a cold weather person than a warm weather person (but please can we have some blue skies in two weeks when the twins will be celebrating their 6th birthday!!) Plus, when the weather is grey and gloomy I get to make comfort food and we all know that I have a serious infatuation with comfort food.

Creamy mushroom pot pie

Last week when we were faced with another grey day, I was craving pastry. Crisp, buttery, golden pastry filled with, well…whatever really. I didn’t care what was in the pastry, I really just wanted the pastry. I also didn’t really feel like eating meat and so decided to make a creamy mushroom filling flavoured with fresh thyme, garlic and a squeeze of lemon would make for a perfect mushroom pot pie. Just imagine that for a second. Crisp, buttery pastry giving way to creamy, fragrant mushrooms. Are you drooling yet? Only me? What I love about this so much is that it delivers big time on flavour, it is 100% comforting and it’s really quick to knock together. Plus it’s vegetarian. Creamy mushroom pot pie for everyone!

Creamy mushroom pot pie

Creamy mushroom pot pie
 
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Creamy, fragrant mushrooms encased in crisp, buttery pastry makes this creamy mushroom pot pie the perfect vegetarian comfort food.
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Recipe type: Pie, Pot Pie, Dinner, Comfort food
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
for the filling
  • 750g mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 200ml cream
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
for the pie
  • 1 roll ready-made puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c.
  2. In a large frying pan, sauté the mushrooms in a splash of olive oil/butter until golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and sauté for another minute before stirring in the flour.
  4. pour in the vegetable stock and cream and whisk until the sauce is smooth. Allow to simmer gently for 5-10 minutes then season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the creamy mushrooms to individual oven-proof ramekins/bowls.
  6. Roll the pastry out on a floured surface and cut out circles big enough to fit the ramekins.
  7. Press the pastry onto the sides of the ramekins and crimp the sides. Cut a small slit into the pastry to allow steam to escape then brush with the egg yolk.
  8. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve.

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Mushroom and black truffle risotto 

Black truffle and mushroom risotto

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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Showing 6 comments
  • lynette
    Reply

    Will be making that tonight its cold in Johannesburg today, feels like winter again! thanks for the great recipe Alida.

  • Alice Choi
    Reply

    We totally have cold (like 14 degrees) weather now so this mushroom pot pie looks fabulous! Crisp, buttery pastry giving way to creamy, fragrant mushrooms?! yes, please!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Cold weather just begs for pastry, don’t you think?

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Reply

    I love the way that thick mushroom filling looks. Great recipe!

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