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Veggie Winter's Pie

A delicious vegetarian pie recipe for winter. One portion of this delicious vegetarian shepherd's pie contains all 5 of your recommended 5-a-day intake.

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 onion, sliced
1 tbsp flour
300g (about 2 large) carrot, cut into small batons
½ cauliflower, broken into small florets
4 garlic clove, finely sliced
1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped
400g can chopped tomato
200g frozen peas
900g potato
Potato, cut into chunks
up to 200ml/7fl oz milk

Method

Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a flameproof dish over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 10 mins until softened, then stir in the flour and cook for a further 2 mins. Add the carrots, cauliflower, garlic and rosemary, and cook for 5 mins, stirring regularly, until they begin to soften.

Tip the tomatoes into the vegetables along with a can full of water. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins, then remove the lid and cook for 10-15 mins more, until the sauce has thickened and the vegetables are cooked. Season, stir in the peas and cook for 1 min more.

Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10-15 mins until tender. Drain, then place back in the saucepan and mash. Stir through enough milk to reach a fairly soft consistency, then add the remaining olive oil and season.

Heat the grill. Spoon the hot vegetable mix into a pie dish, top with the mash and drag a fork lightly over the surface. Place under the grill for a few mins until the top is crisp golden brown.

About 15 minutes preparation time
About 45 minutes cooking time
Serves 4

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