Pie and chips – with a veggie twist

‘What’s for dinner Hun’ asks Hubby, ‘Veggie Pie’ I replied, What, No meat?!!!

This is another John Whaite recipe – Squash, Gorgonzola and Rocket Spanakopita


I will serve with Polenta Chips which a made a while ago and froze.


Now, I priced up 500g of Rocket at Aldi, and although they are really good value, it still meant that it would be expensive at 89p for 70g, so I bought 2 packs of spinach instead  at £1.35 each. The butternut squash was 59p, Gorgonzola was £1.29 plus 2 large eggs. The only thing I couldn’t get at Aldi was the Filo pastry, luckily I had some from a Sainsbury offer in the freezer, it was £1.

I cut the Butternut squash I to cubes and oven cooked it with olive oil and pepper, I did this yesterday when I cooked the beef, then cooked and left in the fridge.


Wilt the spinach and using a new j-cloth squeeze as much moisture out as you can, then add to the squash.  Tear the cheese into small peices and mix the 3 together and add the eggs and combine.  John’s recipe doesn’t have it, but I added a good scrape of nutmeg to the spinach as I cooked it – love that smell.

Take a flan dish or sandwich tin and start to layer up your filo sheets, using melted butter brushed on each sheet, 3 sheets on the bottom placed to create a star pattern i.e  move each sheet round 90 degrees add your filling, squish it down then fold the layers of overhanging pastry to create a lid, brush more butter if needed, and definitely brush butter across the top before putting into a preheated oven 180 for 30 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before eating.



A really tasty pie – no meat 😇


We served this with polenta chips (HM and frozen) and salad – yummm…..

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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