Potato and Mushroom Pie

    1 hour 10 min

    Are you fed up with cold meat and salads or perhaps you are a vegetarian looking for a tasty supper or lunch dish for Passover? I have sautéed a mélange of mushrooms, surrounded it with some mashed potato and baked it; giving a new meaning to mash!


    Greater London, England, UK
    63 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1.35 kg (3 lb) potatoes – peeled and roughly chopped
    • 750g mushrooms, - brown cap, oyster, shiitake, button – cleaned and sliced
    • 10 spring onions- trimmed and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 200ml milk
    • pinch of nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan - optional
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C/ 400 F/ Gas mark 6.
    2. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until very soft.
    3. Drain and mash using a ricer or fork. Stir in 50ml milk, 1 egg, salt and pepper and mix well. Spoon the mixture around the sides of a 23 cm/ 9 inch flat pie dish.
    4. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté all the mushrooms and spring onions until soft and all the mushroom liquid has been absorbed.
    5. Spoon the mushroom mixture into the centre of the potatoes.
    6. Mix the remaining milk (150ml), 2 eggs, nutmeg, and salt and pepper together. Pour this batter over the mushrooms. Sprinkle over the grated Parmesan cheese – if using.
    7. Bake the pie in the pre-heated oven for 40 minutes or until the mushroom mixture has set in the centre. To serve, snip some chives over the top and serve immediately with a green salad.

    Cook's tip

    The range of fresh mushrooms in the supermarkets today is quite varied; try using oyster, brown cap, shiitake and button mushrooms for a good ‘mushroom’ flavour. When you start to fry the mushrooms they suddenly release a lot of liquid. For the best results continue to cook so that all the liquid is absorbed back into the mushrooms.


    This tasty pie is simple to prepare and can also be made in advance and reheated. Serve it with a green salad topped with toasted almonds. From my site, www.jewishcookery.com

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    great with some defrosted chopped spinach added to the mushroom mixture towards the end of cooking.  -  27 Mar 2013


    WOW, WOW, WOW! - what a great recipe to serve mash in a different way. Used it as a side dish and every one loved it!!  -  21 Feb 2015


    * I found this a very easy dish to prepare and cook and I will definitely be making this again. I do wonder if my photo is anything like deniseskitchen's pie looks as I did alter a few of her engredients. And sorry my photo for this pie shows only half the pie I baked yesterday for dinner, but I guess that tells the delicious story. You may notice that I used a mixture of sweet potato, ordinary potato and cooked basmati rice in the base (to help make it lower GI).  -  30 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)