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Mushroom & chestnut pie

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
15 min
50 min
Unlike other nuts, chestnuts are low in fat and calories, and they go perfectly with mushrooms.



1 tablespoon(s)


1 large, finely chopped


2 clove(s), finely sliced

Mixed dried mushrooms

10 g, soaked in hot water


650 g, we used a mix of chestnut, shitake and mini portobello, roughly chopped


140 g, vacuum packed, roughly chopped

Thyme, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s), chopped

Plain White Flour

30 g

Semi Skimmed Milk

250 ml

Filo Pastry

3 sheet(s), large

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Vegetarian parmesan style hard cheese

20 g

Cooked mixed vegetables

4 portion(s), medium, like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans etc


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 3-4 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain the soaked dried mushrooms and reserve the soaking liquid. Then add all of the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are soft. Add a splash of the soaking water to help the mushrooms cook down, and to add flavour
  3. Add the chestnuts and thyme, then sprinkle over the flour. Cook for 2 minutes, then slowly add the milk, a little at a time, stirring well after each addition to avoid any lumps.
  4. When all the milk has been added, continue to cook, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens, then set aside to cool.
  5. Transfer the cooled mushroom mixture to a pie dish. Mist each sheet of filo with calorie controlled spray and roughly crumple up. Put on top of the pie so the filling is completely covered. Scatter over the cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden, then serve with veg of your choice