For the filling:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 g butternut squash (peeled weight) cubed
  • 2 eschalion shallots, finely chopped
  • 250 g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 150 g baby button mushrooms, sliced
  • 120 g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 200 ml vegetable stock, made with half a cube
  • 200 g vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 400 g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp low fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

For the topping:

  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 round farmhouse loaf (we used pain de campagne by Sainsbury's)


  1. 1

    To make the filling, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, and add the butternut squash. Add a splash of water, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick. Add the eschalion shallots and cook for for 2-3 minutes until soft, before adding all the mushrooms. Cook for another 5-6 minutes before adding the crushed garlic and thyme for another minute. Season well.

  2. 2

    Stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute and then pour in the white wine. Turn the heat up and bubble for 2 minutes before adding the stock and pre-cooked chestnuts. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes until reduced and thickened slightly. Stir in the cannellini beans.

  3. 3

    Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. To make the topping, stir together the melted butter, crushed garlic and parsley for the topping. Cut four 2cm thick slices from the round farmhouse loaf of bread. Trim them to sit snugly inside the pie dishes.

  4. 4

    Go back to the filling and stir the crème fraîche and parsley into the mushrooms. Spoon the filling into four 400ml oval pie dishes, or ramekins, and then lay a piece of bread on top of each. Brush with the garlic butter and cook in the oven for 20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2198kj 525kcal 26%
  • Fat 19.0g 27%
  • Saturates 9.1g 46%
  • Sugars 12.2g 14%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 477kj/114kcal

Each serving provides

58.6g carbohydrate 6.1g fibre 20.9g protein

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