Dinner, General

Friday Basket: Vegetable Pies!

During Autumn/Winter, I make a lot of vegetable pies. Cottage pies are my favourite, and I have loads of savoury pie recipes that I look forward to sharing with you when it’s more seasonal, however, the UK weather has taken an erratic turn, and what was once a steady assent to warmth and humidity has plummeted into wet and windy chaos. So I decided to make a pie today. Also, I didn’t have anything else in the cupboards, and couldn’t be bothered to go shopping.

This isn’t a recipe per se, but another Friday reminder of something quick and cheap to make. There’s 10 servings in this pie as well.


What did I use?

  • 3 bundles of broccoli–45p each
  • 1 onion–75p for 1kg
  • 1 spring onion–49p for a bunch
  • 2 cubes vegetable stock–49p for 10
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika —85p for a jar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup–£1.98 for 180ml
  • Corn flour–75p for 250g
  • A splash of Maggi liquid–£1.09 for 101ml
  • 1 teaspoon smoked garlic paste–£1 for a tube
  • 1 sheet of Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry–£1.50 for 320g

Total: £9.35
All bought from Tesco

Bear in mind that only a small portion of these purchases were actually used for the pie, for under £10 you could have enough ingredients to contribute to many additional meals! I’ve been going to Tesco a lot out of laziness (it’s a five minute drive from my house), however I could have got the Maggi liquid and the garlic paste even cheaper or on a deal had I travelled to an Afro-Caribbean shop.

What bargains have you found lately? And what other £10 challenges should I try?


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