Looking for a savoury plant-powered dinner idea? This easy low FODMAP vegetable pie will be a family favourite in no time!This post is sponsored by Golden Ratio. All of the opinions in this article are my own. Heads up, if you make a purchase using one of the links I've provided, I may receive a small commission on the sale. You can read more about my affiliations here.
This holiday season is feeling a little non-traditional! So I've been branching out from our usual winter traditions to add some tasty new recipes to our repertoire!
A few of my plant-powered peeps mentioned they were looking for some fun holiday recipes and this low FODMAP vegetable pie seemed like the perfect fit!
This veggie pie is packed with delicious, savoury spices and a hearty filling that will keep you warm all winter long!
The best part is that this pie is made with leftover veggies! So you can put all those bits and bobs from last nights dinner to a very delicious use!
If you don't have any pre-cooked veggies handy, I've included instructions on how to roast your vegetables in the recipe instructions. While you can use any starchy vegetables you like, don't forget to adjust your FODMAP math if you make a swap!
Keep it FODMAP friendly
Warm up your insides with this simple and savoury low FODMAP vegetable pie! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
First up, low FODMAP pastry. If you're in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, you'll need to use gluten-free pastry. Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you're avoiding the FODMAP fructan, not gluten itself.
Next up, red chillies! According to Monash University, red chillies are low FODMAP in servings of 1 11cm chilli (11 g) per sitting. Servings of 1 + 1/4 chillies (35 g) or more are high in the FODMAP fructan.
We'll be using 2 fresh chillies for our vegetable pie, which works out to 10 g per serving. This is within the recommended range.
Spicy foods not your thing? Don't worry! After baking, these chillies will be defanged! If you're looking for a little extra spice, throw the chillies into your blender whole (well, maybe without the stem).
We'll also be using garlic-infused oil. Did the hair on the back of your neck just stand up? Don't panic! FODMAPs are water soluble, meaning the bonds that hold them together break down in water, unleashing a mess of FODMAPs into your food.
But FODMAPs don't break down in fats. So you can safely infuse high FODMAP flavours like onion and oil into fats like butter and oil, as long as you strain out all of the high FODMAP pieces. You can learn more about infusing high FODMAP flavours here.
Next up leeks. According to Monash University, the green leaves of a leek are low FODMAP in servings of 3/4 cup (54 g) per sitting. Servings of 1 cup (75 g) or more are high in the FODMAP mannitol.
We'll be using 1 cup of leeks total, which works out to 13 g per sitting. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Last but not least, frozen spinach. According to Monash, spinach is low FODMAP in servings of 1.5 cups (75 g) per sitting. Servings of 150 g or more are high in the FODMAP fructan.
We'll be using 400 g of frozen spinach, which works out to 67 g per sitting. This is within Monash's recommended range.
The rest of the ingredients won't add anything notable to your FODMAP load, so you're good to go.
Wondering how this veggie-friendly pie stacks up? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in 1/6 of this recipe.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 1.2
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0.2 (mannitol)
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Brace your taste buds for this savoury low FODMAP vegetable pie!
(Rogan Josh Curry Paste)
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
- 2 cm fresh ginger, chopped
- 1+1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 2 tbsp peanut oil
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 fresh red chillies, seeded
- 1 bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp garlic-infused oil
- 1 cup leeks, chopped
- 1+1/2 tbsp rogan josh paste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 400 g frozen spinach
- 3/4 cup low FODMAP vegetable stock
- 1 cup chopped carrots, cooked
- 1 cup chopped parsnips, cooked
- 1 cup chopped mini potatoes, cooked
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
- gluten-free pastry, thawed
- 1 egg for wash
(Rogan Josh Curry Paste)
- Heat up a dry frying pan over medium heat. Pop the cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, and peppercorns into the pan and toast them until you can smell them (about 1-2 minutes). Transfer the seeds to a small food processer or blender and let them cool for 5 minutes.
- Once the seeds are cool, grind them into a fine powder. Then add the ginger and blend until the seeds form a paste. Pop in the rest of the ingredients and blend until the paste becomes smooth.
- Preheat your oven to 350℉.
- Heat up your oil in a large frying pan. Then add the leeks, rogan josh paste, cumin seeds, and chilli flakes. Cook until the leeks are tender (about 5 minutes). Then stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 more minute.
- Add the spinach and the vegetable stock and cook for 5 minutes to allow some of the broth to simmer off. Remove the pan from the burner.
- Mash the cooked vegetables in a separate bowl, then stir them into the frying pan and add salt and pepper to taste. Add the cheese (optional) and stir one more time to combine. Pop the filling into a pie dish and spread it out evenly using the back of a spoon.
- Roll out your pastry dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.
- Gently whisk the egg in a small bowl and brush it around the edges of the pie dish. Place the pastry dough over the pie and trim off any extra bits. Then pinch around the edges of the pie with your fingers to make an airtight seal. Brush the pastry with egg, then make an X in the center of the pie using a sharp knife or a clean razor.
- Place the pie plate on a baking sheet and bake until the pastry is golden brown (about 30-35 minutes). At the 15 minute mark, brush the top of the pie with any remaining egg mixture. Serve warm.
Recommended low FODMAP serving – 1/6 pie per sitting
If you don't have leftover veggies on hand, pop your veggies baking sheet and toss them with oil. Bake at 350℉ for 45 minutes.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: baking
- Serving Size: 1/6 of pie
- Calories: 452
- Sugar: 8 g
- Sodium: 2 g
- Fat: 31 g
- Saturated Fat: 9 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 19 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 54.3 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 14.1 g
- Cholesterol: 60 mg
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