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Mushroom, Cheese & Onion Pie

Updated on September 9, 2014
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Quick & Easy Mushroom, Cheese & Onion Pie

This is simplicity itself to make and is very tasty indeed. I adapted this from my Leek and Cheese Pie - you'll probably see the similarities; both use frozen puff pastry to create the shell and then are filled with a delicious mushroom, onion and cheese mix.

Preparation time, if you exclude baking time, is only about ten minutes so this is ideal for a quick dinner when you're busy. One thing I love about this recipe - and similar ones - is that it's also great if you're entertaining guests.

The pastry shell can be baked in advance, the vegetable mix can be made ahead too and even the cheese can be grated ready to add to the prepared case. Then all you have to do is assemble the ingredients and warm them through until the cheese has melted.

As you can see from the photograph, I served this with peas (also from the freezer) which take just two minutes to cook and some sliced tomatoes along with a few salad leaves. This is so very quick and easy and full of gorgeous flavors too.

Photographs © BritFlorida.

What you'll need

Ingredients

This serves two as a main course. It can also be served as a starter to serve four.

  • 8 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 oz. sharp cheese
  • 1½ oz. blue cheese
  • 1 slab frozen puff pastry - defrosted according to the directions on the packet. The brand I use takes about 40 minutes at room temperature
  • A little olive oil

Prepare the pastry shell

PRE-HEAT THE OVEN

The brand of Of dough I use recommends a cook time and temperature - 400° for twenty minutes. This is probably the same with most different makes but check the pack to be sure.

PREPARE THE PASTRY

The slab is exactly the right size to fit into my favorite baking dish, so I flour the dish and add the pastry. If necessary, roll the it to the desired size - mine is about 11" x 5". Then make cuts about a half inch inside the edge of the slab, as shown in the photograph. Don't cut the pastry all the way through - just make indentations with your knife.

Decorate

DECORATE THE TOP OF THE SHELL

This is purely optional, but pretty. I had a little pastry left from a previous dish - I hate wasting food - so I rolled it into small balls and then flattened them with my fingers to that they were about the size of a quarter. These were then laid on top of the lid to give a decorative touch.

BAKE

Put the dish containing the pastry into the oven and bake for about twenty minutes until it has risen and is golden.

Vegetables

HEAT THE OIL

Place a pan on the heat and chop the onion. Add the onion to the pan, stir so that the oil is evenly distributed and then turn the heat to medium while you wash and slice the mushrooms.

MUSHROOMS

When you have sliced these, add them to the pan with the onions and stir.

ADD A LITTLE WINE

At this stage I add a little red wine to the mushroom and onion mix. Bring it to the boil - which destroys the alcohol - and then simmer. Note that I don't add anything like the amount in the photograph - that is my glass of red wine that I always find to be a necessary part of my cooking equipment :) I actually add about a tablespoon.

CHEESE

Then grate the two and mix them together. You can now leave the vegetables simmering and the pastry shell baking.

SHELL

When the pastry is golden and risen, remove it from the oven but leave the oven turned on. Use a knife to gently remove the 'lid'.(

IF YOU'RE MAKING AHEAD

If you're making this dish in advance, carefully store the baked shell in the fridge preferably in a tupperware-type container so that it won't be damaged. You can also store the other ingredients in the fridge until you're ready to assemble the dish.

ADD THE MUSHROOMS

With a spoon gently pile them into the pastry shell.

FINALLY ...

Lightly sprinkle the cheese on top of the mushroom / onion mix. Replace the lid and put the dish back into the oven until the cheese has melted and is running into the vegetable mix.

Serve

SERVE WITH THE SIMPLEST ACCOMPANIMENTS

Whenever my mum used to cook frozen peas she'd add a knob of butter and it certainly was delicious. I don't do that because for us, there are already enough calories in the pastry but if calories aren't a concern, go ahead and add butter. The tomatoes were simply cut into wedges and served without dressing. Quick and easy.This image shows a quarter of the pie - we like to have second helpings.

Further reading

We have at least one mushroom-based meal every week. They are quick to cook, inexpensive and very tasty. I'm always looking for new ideas for meals. Check these out.

Kitchen helpers

Because we eat these so often, I'm glad of these helpers in my kitchen.

Stay Fresh Mushroom Storage Bag
Stay Fresh Mushroom Storage Bag

An invaluable storage solution.

 

Photography credits

All photograph taken in my own kitchen during the preparation of this pie. and © me!

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      It's really tasty,@vetochemicals - enjoy!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I didn't know it was LotD @Dressage Husband - thank you!

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      Cindy 3 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      OHH, all my favorite foods in one tasty dish - I'm so making this soon and congrats on this article being featured! xoxo

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      The pictures really make this Hub, which is riding high as LOTD on Squidoo. I love the sound of this very rich mix of cheese onion and mushrooms (only the salad and mushrooms are truly healthy).

      I must say the leaf John Tannahill and you were discussing looks like a baby beetroot leaf, although salad mixes usually use raddichio.

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @leilasi: It is!

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      Leila 3 years ago from Belgium

      That looks yummy!!!

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      this sounds delish. i love onion pie, but hadn't heard of the mco pie. i'll have to give it a try.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @JohnTannahill: You know,I think you're right!

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      John Tannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I always thought they were beetroot leaves - the ones Sue thought were sorrel. I usually find them in a salad mix too. I like them.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @suepogson: Thank you! No, not sorrel, a variety of salad leaves from a mix.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      It's your photos that make your recipes so mouthwatering! Is that sorrel you're serving the pie with? Oh go on - add the butter! Great lens.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @LeslieMirror: Substitute the vegetable of your choice :) Before I stopped eating meat and fish, I used to use canned tuna!

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      Eamongilmore 4 years ago

      Mushrooms are low in fat and calories and can be added to soups, stir-fries, casseroles and pasta recipes to increase the nutritional value, as well as add flavor.

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      LeslieMirror 4 years ago

      Yummy! It looks so tasty! =) and this is the comment of a person who hates mushrooms. But now I'm thinking about changing tastes. =)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Eamongilmore: A superfood really!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @LisaMarieGabriel: That's what I do :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oh yes! Please someone cook this for me - minus the blue cheese of course.... just the sharp cheese for me :) I might buy some pastry and try it myself. (I am a useless pastry chef!)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Mr Criminology: Vegetables are good :) I sometimes think that they have more medicinal properties than we know.

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love to eat anything with onion, because of its anti cancer properties.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yummmmi! i like mashrooms.Great dish.Have a nice day

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @tammywilliams09: Thanks for dropping by!

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      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      I love recipes that are simple and easy to follow. It is great when only a few ingredients are needed. Thanks for the lens.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @mcstacy: Thank you - it's very good :)

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      mcstacy 4 years ago

      This is a great recipe, love the ingredients.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @RazzbarryBreeze: You too - and thanks for visiting!

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Looks delicious! Love mushrooms... and onions, so this would be a perfect combo!

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      RazzbarryBreeze 4 years ago

      I love mushrooms. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Wednesday-Elf: I'm sure you'll enjoy it - thanks for dropping by!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Judy Filarecki: That sounds like a great idea Judy. I love flexible recipes. Enjoy!

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Sound great. I'd probably add a little spinach on top to round out my favorite combo.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @sara0129: I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

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      Shamim Rajabali 4 years ago from Texas

      Love the mushroom and onion combo. Will try this.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @HughSmulders LM: Enjoy!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ElBat: That's a great idea!

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      HughSmulders LM 4 years ago

      It looks so tasty making me cook it for me next weekend dinner! Thank you for the idea!

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      Eleni Bat 4 years ago from Greece

      Nom nom!Ii will try that with some feta cheese!We have the best!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Dusty2 LM: Thank you for visiting! I love looking for new recipes so I'll certainly take a look for more from you - the one I saw looked very tasty indeed. Food can be such a great pleasure in life and it's such good fun to experiment with new ideas!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @GameHelp: Thank you. I hope you try it - it's tasty!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Kellylouisa: It's very good indeed. The baked shell is very light and flaky so it's a pretty healthy meal too!

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      This recipe sounds simply delicious as it has all of the ingredients that I really enjoy. The crust looks so flaky and light with a special taste all to its own. I have always enjoyed these types of one-dish meals since I was a youngster when served Irish pot pies or one-dish meals. My mouth is starting to water looking at the finished dish. The bed of veggies look like they were just fresh picked from your garden. I appreciate you sharing this deserving Purple Star lens and recipe with all of the awesome photos. Very Well Done! Thank You for visiting my Mincemeat Pie Easy Recipe lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as i really appreciate it. Hope you enjoy the mincemeat pie and easy recipe. Bon Appetit!

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      GameHelp 4 years ago

      I'm sure it's delicious because it certainly looks that way. Thanks for the recipe and the awesome lens.

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      Kellylouisa 4 years ago

      That looks absolutely yummy. I love anything covered in pastry but this looks especially good.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Flowerchild1946: Thank you!

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      Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

      This looks absolutely delicious. Makes my mouth water. Excellent photos and instructions too.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @LUMOSE: Enjoy!

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      LUMOSE 4 years ago

      Great. I will try it.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ChristyZ: Thank you Christie!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      This looks delicious!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Scarlettohairy: It's very tasty!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Yum, sounds and looks so good!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @trying2Bhealthy: I hope you do - it's SO good! Looking at your user name, I can't guarantee that it's 100% healthy but it's certainly better than many meaty meals :)

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      trying2Bhealthy 4 years ago

      That certainly looks like it deserves trying! Yum.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @angelatvs: I use Pepperidge Farm pastry. I haven't tried it with croissant dough but it's worth a try. It might not rise as much as the puff pastry though but it would certainly taste great :)

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      angelatvs 4 years ago

      What brand pastry shell? Would a roll up crossaint dough work or is the pastry a different texture and flavor?

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Cynthia Haltom: Thank you - ths is SO tasty!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      My 3 favorite foods, mushrooms, onions and cheese. Look absolutely scrumptious!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you so much for the pin - much appreciated. Enjoy the recipe!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Beautiful pie - pinned onto my cheese board so I can make this sometime.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Elaine Chen: Thank you!

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      my best friend who is vegetarian sure like to taste this delicious pie :-)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @VeronicaHaynes: Thank you - it's an appetizing recipe :)

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      VeronicaHaynes 4 years ago

      Yum! Love the appetizing pictures.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @TheGardenGuys: Thank you!

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      TheGardenGuys 4 years ago

      Great lens - Nice big pictures. Well done on the purple star.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ixodoi: Oh, that's a shame!

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      ixodoi 4 years ago

      It seems so good. Too bad my son hate mushrooms :(

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @katiecolette: Thank you so much! I'll be sure to follow you :)

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      I want to make this! Love the intro photo - you are so creative! Sharing this lens on my Food Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/kateandcolette/food/ and then on the group board I contribute to.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @mrdata: Thank you - it's so tasty - I hope you give it a try!

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Your recipe looks delicious! Big thanks and congrats for your LOTD!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Rangoon House: Enjoy!

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      This looks so delicious - I will be sure to share with my husband to entice him to cook it for us soon.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Victor243: I hope you try this - it's very easy and SO good!

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      Victor 4 years ago from Vietnam

      thanks, i do not do cooking well, but i love them, especially mushroom.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @DebMartin: Thank you! I hope you try this dish - wow :)

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Okay. You had me with cheese and mushrooms and onions. Add puff pastry and I'm all over this recipe! Your photos are excellent.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @getmoreinfo: Thank you so much!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Wow you take such amazing photos and the food looks so delicious, who could resist. LOL

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @flinnie lm: It's very good indeed - enjoy!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love easy and simple recipes. This veggies pie look so good. I will try this as soon as I buy some pastry.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Craftypicks: Hi RockinPicks - I hope you try it. It's so good!

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      OMG I am so in the mood for this!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @skhdesigns lm: Thank you! These are very, very tasty!

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      skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      Wow! Drooling on the computer now.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Anytime Karin - thank you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      oh...please invite me over...you're one heck of a cook!!!