Broccoli, Leek and Cheese Pie

I love the new broccoli, leek and cheese pie that Tesco’s do in the vegetarian section. I could literally eat it every day, its so rich and creamy and flavourful. I decided I should make it myself and it turned out great, I ate it for 3 days!

Ingredients: Serves 6

1 head of broccoli broken into florets

2 medium leeks sliced about a cm thick

1 kg potatoes

25g vegan margarine plus an extra heaped tbsp

25g plain flour

1 pint unsweetened soya milk plus a little extra

pinch nutmeg

125g melting vegan cheddar style cheese

salt and pepper

Method:

  • Peel and halve or quarter the potatoes and boil for about 20 minutes until soft.
  • Meanwhile boil the broccoli and leek for about 5-7 minutes until just tender and make the cheese sauce. Heat the 25g margarine over a medium heat until melted and slightly foaming and then stir in the flour and cook, constantly stirring for about a minute. Gradually whisk in the milk, just a little at a time to ensure the sauce remains smooth. Once its all whisked in, up the heat a little and cook until thickened, whisking all the time, then stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste followed by the vegan cheese.
  • Ptreheat the oven to 200c. In a large ovenproof dish place the leek and broccoli then pour over the cheese sauce. Mash the potatoes with the extra margarine and milk to make a smooth creamy mash and add seasoning to taste. Dollop the mash over the vegetables and then spread evenly. Run a fork over the surface to make a pattern to help the top crisp.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown then serve hot.
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