Mushroom and Guinness Pot Pies

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Celebrate St Patrick’s day with our Mushroom and Guinness Pot Pies

Serves 4

NF, Not suitable for freezing




For the filling:

1 tbsp olive oil

200g (2 cups) chestnut mushrooms, halved or quartered

1 large brown onion, peeled and sliced

3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tbsp plain flour

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp dried tarragon

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

240ml (1 cup) Guinness, or any dark stout

1 mushroom or vegetable stock cube

120ml (1/2 cup) water

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


To make the pies:

4 ramekins

1 sheet ready-rolled, dairy free puff pastry

Soya milk, a little for glazing


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4, 350°F). Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the onions and mushrooms. Cook over a high heat until starting to soften and caramelise before adding the garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes further.
  2. When the mushrooms and onions have softened, add the flour to the pan and cook for another couple of minutes before adding the rest of the filling ingredients and stirring until bubbling and thickened.
  3. Check the seasoning of the gravy, adjust if necessary and divide the filling between the ramekins.
  4. Cut discs from the sheet of puff pastry to fit the ramekins and pop them on top of the filling.
  5. Decorate with any leftover pastry, place the pies in a roasting tin and transfer to the oven to bake for 30 minutes. When cooked, the pastry should be golden and risen and the filling bubbling hot.
  6. Serve immediately, with mashed potatoes and green vegetables.
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