Mixed Vegetable Pie

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A healthy family meal and easy to cook with your children.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly!

Serves: 4


  • 400g tin of green lentilsSmelling fresh rosemary then picking it from the garden ready to put in my Vegetable Pie.
  • 240g frozen chopped onions
  • vegetable stock cube
  • 15ml olive or other oil
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • A handful fresh chives
  • A handful fresh rosemary
  • A handful fresh basil
  • 500g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 800g sweet potatoes

You will also need:

  • An apronAdding fresh herbs to the Vegetable Pie. Toddlers can add ingredients to a bowl.
  • A colander
  • A large plastic bowl
  • 2 large sauce pans
  • A frying pan
  • A spatula
  • A potato peeler
  • A chopping board
  • A sharp knife (to use with an adult)
  • A large casserole dish
  • A measuring jug
  • A fork
  • A potato masher


Please make sure you have adult help when using the cooker or hot water.

  1. Drain the lentils in the colander and rinse under the tap.Mixed Vegetable Pie. Encouraging children to help cook a healthy meal.
  2. Measure 250ml of water, put it in the saucepan to boil and crumble a vegetable stock cube in to it.
  3. Add the oil to the sauce pan and heat on the cooker.
  4. Once the oil has warmed, add the onions to soften for about 10 minutes.
  5. In the plastic bowl add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, lentils and vegetables and mix together.
  6. Once mixed, add to the stock and simmer for approximately 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Wash and snip the herbs, add to the stock and stir in.
  8. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and place in a saucepan of water to boil for about 20 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven on 180°c.
  10. Remove the vegetable/stock mixture and pour into the casserole dish.
  11. Carefully check the potatoes are ready by pricking with a fork to make sure they are soft.
  12. When ready the potatoes are soft, remove them from the heat and drain using a colander.
  13. Pour the potatoes back into the pan and mash thoroughly.
  14. Spoon the mashed potato over the vegetables and smooth out evenly.
  15. Top with grated cheese for a nice golden crunch.
  16. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.Mixed Vegetable Pie. Full of goodness and easy for toddlers to practise their tipping, pouring and mixing skills.
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27 thoughts on “Mixed Vegetable Pie

  1. This looks delicious! I love veggie dishes and this would be perfect for me, not sure if my boys would eat it, but maybe if they helped they would! Thanks so much for linking up to #Howtosunday x

  2. I need to make this for A (or show Mr J the recipe haha). He’s a huge fan of veg and would love this! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  3. This pie looks delicious. I love that there is so much goodness packed in and the fact that it comes complete with a cheesy potato top makes my mouth water. Do you serve this by itself or with a side? I can’t wait to try this one. Thanks so much for linking up to #MinisMeals. Hope to see you back again next Thursday xx

  4. This looks and sound so lovely! It is also lovely to see your little one involved in the making process as well. I love that you have a herb garden. Fab! 🙂

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx

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