Recipe

How to make vegan cauliflower cheeze pies in your pie maker

Veg out with one of these easy pies.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Make these vegan cauliflower cheeze pies in your pie maker for a simple dinner that is guaranteed to impress. An easy meal in under an hour.
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 150 grams small cauliflower florets (see tips)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large desiree potato (300g), peeled, grated coarsely
Cheeze sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons plain flour
  • 1½ cups (375ml) almond milk
  • 1½ tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method

  • 1
    Preheat a 4-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) pie maker. Using pastry cutter provided, cut four small rounds (9.5cm/4in) from puff pastry. Refrigerate rounds until required.
  • 2
    Toss cauliflower in oil. Divide among holes; season with salt and pepper. Close lid; cook for 7 minutes. Turn florets. Close lid; cook for a further 5 minutes or until tender and edges brown. Remove cauliflower; drain on paper towel. Wipe holes clean with paper towel.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make cheeze sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add flour; cook, until mixture bubbles and thickens. Gradually add milk, whisking until sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients and season to taste.
  • 4
    Place grated potato in a colander; squeeze firmly to remove as much moisture as possible. Combine grated potato and 2 tablespoons of cheeze sauce.
  • 5
    Spray pie maker holes generously with oil. Place 2 tablespoons potato mixture into each hole; press firmly into base and side, using the back of a spoon. Close lid; cook for 7 minutes. Gently turn potato cases over. Close lid; cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6
    Combine cauliflower florets with ¾ cup cheeze sauce; divide among potato cases. Top with pastry rounds (see tips); press edges firmly to seal. Spray tops of pies with oil. Close lid; cook pies for 7 minutes or until browned.
  • 7
    Serve pies with remaining sauce.

Notes

Cut cauliflower into very small florets so it cooks quickly. You can decorate the pies as pictured using the puff pastry scraps.

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