Vegetable Pie

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Fred Eiden

A buttery vegetarian pie I picked up from Moosewood. This is a good compromise for carnivores like myself veggies for the girlfriend and rich flavor for me.

Top Review by Food Snob in Israel

Re reviewing. Basil and oregano and paprika are all you need for the herbs. Double the topping cheesy part. I skip the bread crumbs. Find your short cuts. Delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. -------Prepare crust----------.
  2. Mix flour and butter with fingers, add water slowly until dough can be formed into a ball Roll dough to fit a circular or square baking dish, depending on your geometric preference Grease dish and prebake crust for 15-20 minutes at 350 (poke the bottom of the crust with a fork).
  3. ---------Prepare vegetable filling---------.
  4. Fry onion in oil until tender; add potato and carrot; add basil, marjoram, and paprika; salt and pepper to taste; cover for a few minutes, stirring occasionally Add peas, corn, and mushrooms; cover for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally (you might want to remove the cover at some point to cook off some water).
  5. -----------Prepare sauce----------.
  6. Melt butter and add flour, cooking at low temperature to thicken and brown Add the milk and reheat slowly Turn off the heat and add cheese, mustard, and nutmeg.
  7. ----------Prepare topping-----------.
  8. Melt the butter and crumble the bread into the pan (stale bread works well) Add the spices and brown.
  9. ------------Make a pie-----------.
  10. Add the vegetable filling to your nicely precooked crust (spoon it in with a slotted spoon to cut down on extra water) Pour the sauce over the filling and mix it lightly with a rubber spatula Sprinkle the bread crumb topping over the top of the pie Cook for about 50 minutes at 350, let stand for 10 minutes or so, eat.
  11. Because this crust is hearty, I prefer to precook it a bit.
  12. Experiment with this to find your own preference.
  13. The trick to this recipe is preparing the filling, sauce, and topping concurrently.
  14. I usually end up finishing up the sauce last, but I have not given up hope.

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