Zero Waste Veggie Pie

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Delicious Zero Waste Veggie Pie! The perfect way of reducing your food waste.

I teamed up with Love Food Hate Waste to create a recipe for their #compleating campaign. This is a sponsored recipe.

As you might be aware I am becoming more and more conscious and passionate about food waste and how I can reduce mine and inspire others to do the same.

Often perfectly edible veg gets chucked away at the end of the week but trying dishes like this can really help to reduce the amount of food you waste. 

Potatoes are the number 1 most wasted food in the UK with an average of 170 potatoes thrown away each year per household with 4.4 million whole potatoes thrown away each day in the U.K!

You can even make a big difference by not peeling your potatoes or veg. Wasting the peel also reduces the nutrients you gain from eating the veg. You can just give them a scrub under water and use as per normal.

Here are a few reasons why you should start “compleating”

Money
• ‘Compleating’ – ie eating every part of your ingredient/meal – means you get the best value from the food you buy

Nutrition
• Eating every part of your ingredient/meal means you make the most of the nutrients in your food

Convenience
• Peeling vegetables like potatoes, carrots and parsnips is an unnecessary hassle. Save time by not peeling them and do something else you enjoy instead!

Environment
• It takes a huge amount of resources – land, water, time, hard work – to bring food to your plate.

Now this veggie pie incredibly easy to make and trust me this will be a massive hit with family and friends.

What you’re going to love is that it’s:

  • Hearty
  • Healthy
  • Versatile
  • Super easy
  • Packed full of veg
  • & Delicious!

It will also easily feed  4 for under £10!

Using these simple ingredients it’s the best vegan and gluten free Zero Waste Veggie Pie you’ll make!

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Ingredients

The great thing about recipes like that they’re so versatile! You could swap to use up the veg you have and it will work just as well so be creative and use up that leftover veg.

This recipe is so easy to make in 2 stages. Simply add all the ingredients into a baking dish and mix whilst the potatoes are boiling.

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Baking Dish

I love adding vegan cheese to my mash, it creates such a creamy dairy free delicious mash. I usually just add olive oil, cheese, salt and pepper and mash until smooth. 

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Mash

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Top Mash

If you try this Zero Waste Veggie Pie let me know!

Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @healthylivingjames using #healthylivingjames . I absolutely love seeing and sharing your recreations!

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Top

If you’re like me then you just LOVE the crunchy bits and I’m definitely one to “tidy” up the edges in the dish afterwards just for them!

Zero Waste Veggie Pie Closeup

On Pinterest? Why not save this photo below or any of your favourite photos to your boards so you can come back and try it at another time!

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Zero Waste Veggie Pie

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British
Keyword: comfort food, Dinner, gluten free, healthy, mash potato, pie, vegan, veggie, zero waste
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 kg maris piper potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 200 g vegan cheese, grated
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots grated
  • 1 broccoli
  • 3 celery stalks finely chopped or grated
  • 1 fennel root roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 400g can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • handful fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200C
  • Slice the potatoes into small cubes, leaving the skin on. Place in a pot with boiling water for 12 minutes until soft
  • Meanwhile prepare the veg. Keeping the skin on the carrots, grate them straight into the baking dish. Add the chopped celery, fennel root, chilli (making sure to not waste any edible parts) parsley leaves and stalks, red onion, garlic, chickpeas and 100g of vegan cheese
  • To reduce food waste, chop the florets off the broccoli head and then grate the stalk. Add both to the baking dish along with the zest of 1/2 a lemon and the juice of the full lemon. Season with salt and pepper and mix all the ingredients 
  • Once the potatoes are boiled, mash with olive oil (or how you prefer to do it) and add in the leftover 100g of vegan cheese and mash until smooth. Simply layer on top of the pie mix and place in the oven at 200C for 35 minutes

Want others ways of using up leftover veg? Try my Hearty Potato Stew

Make sure to follow me on Instagram @healthylivingjames Facebook @healthylivingjames Twitter @healthylivingJW or Pinterest @healthylivingjw for daily allergy free food inspiration. 

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10 comments

  1. Hi James,
    Michael made this delicious veg pie the other day. Great hit with us all and definitely one to add to his repertoire!
    One question in your photo the pie looks like it is moist, ours was on the dry side, so Michael made veg gravy, should we have added more liquid ? Nothing mentioned in your recipe. Really loved the flavour of the lemon coming through the veg. ‍

    1. Hey Bridget, glad you both enjoyed it 🙂 as for the moist look I didn’t add any extras it just came from the cheese and lemon juice. Could depend on the cheese used I guess.

  2. This looks amazing! Can you freeze it? Im looking for dishes to make and freeze to take on a trip with me.

  3. We are not vegetarian but were looking for a recipe to use up a fridge full of veggies and came across this one. Just had it for dinner and must say it was great, really delicious. Had the ketchup ready in case it was dry but no, didn’t need it at all, will definitely make this again. (I used a different selection of veg but surely that is the beauty of a recipe like this)

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