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Recipe: Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie (+ food budgeting tips!)

July 10, 2017

I’m always on the hunt for vegetarian meals that don’t break the bank. I’m particularly fond of meals that you can whip up just from things you happen to have lying around at home in the back of your freezer or hiding in your cupboards. Cheap and tasty – that’s my motto!

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

It can be difficult to find budget friendly food in the summer months. That’s because a lot of those cheap meals we love so much are heavy and hearty, with the sole aim to fill us up quickly and cheaply.

However, during the summer, the last thing you want is a big bowl full of casserole or stew. You want something nice and light, a little bit healthy that you don’t have to spend ages standing in a hot kitchen making.

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

That is why this vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie is absolutely perfect for the summer months.

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

The pie is quick to prepare, thanks to the ready made pastry and a little microwave cheat, and cooks in just 45 minutes. It makes the perfect accompaniment to a big summer salad.

We’re creating this fantastic vegetarian meal using a whole bunch of food from our stores that can be cheaply purchased and will make your cooking life that little bit easier.

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips


Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

 

Budget Friendly Food Buying Tips

  • I always stock up on pre-rolled short crust pastry when it’s on sale or has a yellow sticker on it. It keeps really well in the freezer and makes a great base for a whole host of meals.
  • Believe it or not, most stores do a ‘supermarket own’ brand of feta cheese for a fraction of the price. Make sure you read the ingredients if you want to ensure that your cheese really is vegetarian. Look for “vegetable-derived rennet” in the list of ingredients, if the packaging just says “rennet”, it’s most likely animal derived and therefore not vegetarian.
  • Garlic, onions and sweet potatoes are often on sale at supermarkets. I would recommend checking out stores such as Aldi, Lidl and ASDA periodically if you’re after some cheap kitchen staples.
  • To avoid wastage, I always brush my pastry with milk as opposed to egg. The thought of throwing away most of a perfectly good egg because it’s got no further use horrifies me!

If you’re interested in trying out the recipe for this vegetarian feta cheese, sweet potato and spinach pie, you can find the instructions below.

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

 

Vegetarian Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie at http://lukeosaurusandme plus food budgeting tips

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Recipe: Feta, Sweet Potato and Spinach Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 6 Servings
 
Quick and simple to put together, this pie is perfect served with a nice fresh salad and makes an ideal summer meal for all the family.
Ingredients
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 or 4 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • A Sprinkle of Rosemary
  • Bag Of Spinach
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Pack of Vegetarian Feta Cheese
  • Ready Made Short Crust Pastry
  • Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
  • Milk/Egg to brush the pastry with
Instructions
  1. Peel (if preferred) and chop the sweet potatoes into cubes and put them in a microwaveable bowl. Place in the microwave on high for 10 minute or until soft.
  2. Put some oil into a large frying pan and then add the sweet potatoes, rosemary, garlic and onions. Once the potatoes have started to gain some colour, add the bag of spinach to the pan.
  3. Let the spinach wilt, stirring occasionally. While this is cooking, grease your pie dish and place a layer of thin pastry over the top. Pat the pastry down and make sure it touches the sides of the pie dish. Cut off any excess pastry around the edges.
  4. When the spinach has wilted, pour everything from your frying pan into a mixing bowl. Crumble the feta cheese into the mix and add the two eggs. Stir until all the ingredients are combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into your pasty pie dish, making sure it's evenly spread. Roll out another layer of thin short crust pastry and layer this over the top of your mixture.
  6. Cut off any excess pastry and crimp the sides. Using a knife, poke a few holes in the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape.
  7. Brush the pastry with beaten egg or milk and bake in the middle shelf of the oven at 200 degrees for 45 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

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49 Comments

  • Amy @ Arty apple

    July 10, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Wow this looks amazing! Absolutely going to try this one!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. x

  • Nadia

    July 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    This looks delicious. My OH doesn’t care for feta or spinach, but I love it so will cook this for myself and the toddler soon. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you so much, luckily my OH eats what I put in front of him most of the time…if only the same could be said about the toddler!

  • Rhian Westbury

    July 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’m not a huge feta fan but a spinach and sweet potato pie sounds so yummy x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      It’s lush, I’m sure you could substitute it with goats cheese or something similar if you wanted to. x

  • KATE

    July 10, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Holy guacamole this sounds absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this very soon. Sounds gorgeous!!! Kate http://www.fivelittlestars.com

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Haha, thank you so much! I really hope you enjoy it! x

  • carla

    July 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    That looks so good! I always get the ready made pastry when it is on a buy one get one free offer and put it in the freezer so that we have pastry for when ever we want it. Tesco own feta is very good by the way.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      That’s a good way to do it! It’s so much easier than having to make your own pastry everything you want to make something. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Kay

    July 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I recently turned a vegetarian at the beginning of the year and I’m definitely going to try this! Looks so tasty! xxx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Oh, well done you! Hope you enjoy this xx

  • JADE BREMNER

    July 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    The pie looks amazing I think I will give this a try. I’m guessing it will work the same if I switched the sweet potato out as I’m not much of a fan of that. Great recipe though thanks for sharing x

  • Mel

    July 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I’m becoming really jaded with my usual vegetarian recipes recently and I’m always down with a pie so I’ll need to try soon! It looks so good!
    Totally with you on not brushing pastry with egg, I always use milk since there is no point in cracking an egg open!

  • Clare nicholas

    July 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Oh I love feta and spinach so this sounds wonderful.
    Bookmarked to make with the kids at the weekend

  • A Norfolk Mummy

    July 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Oooooo this looks scrumptious l e been looking for more vegetarian meal ideas thank you

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Well in that case, I’m happy I could help!

  • Donna

    July 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Oh yum this looks and sounds absolutely delicious! It’s not something I would think of making but I will now

  • JENNI

    July 11, 2017 at 11:19 am

    This looks really tasty and so much veg in too! I would prefer this over a meaty pie any day!

  • Helen

    July 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I’m a vegetarian and this looks delicious!! I love the combination of feta and sweet potato 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

  • Sarah

    July 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I’m not always a fan of vegetarian meals, but this looks amazing! I do love a good pie!

  • Ashleigh Dougherty

    July 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I love eating spinach with feta cheese (also nice with goats cheese!), so definitely going to give this pie a try!

  • Janet T

    July 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I brush pastry with milk for the same reason! This pie has great flavour combinations.

  • kerry norris

    July 12, 2017 at 8:37 am

    This sounds yummy and includes lots of flavours i love x

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    July 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I’m not a vegetarian but I would absolutely eat this, it sounds delicious, and it has a few of my favourite things in it too
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  • Laura

    July 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Wow this sounds delicious! Might even make it this weekend!

  • chichi

    July 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    its really a great fresh but hearty summer recipe, will give it a go!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      It’s lovely, we had it was a cous cous salad last night and it was gorgeous!

  • Surrey maam

    July 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    This looks delicious and some really good tips. We always have meat but I think we might try this as I am a big feta fan!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      I’m a vegetarian, but my other half is very fond of his meat. It’s a big hit with him and we had this again for dinner last night.

  • Rachel George

    July 13, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Some of my favourite flavours. I didn’t know about the feta cheese tip before but will try an own brand next time.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Glad to be of help! 🙂

  • Helen

    July 14, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I am currently growing my own spinach (or trying to), so I will definitely be trying this out. Looks so yummy.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Oh that’s lovely! Is it easy to grow? I don’t have a garden, but I wouldn’t mind trying to grow it on the window sill in the kitchen…or is that better suited to the herbs?

  • JeAnnette @autismmumma

    July 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Looks really nice and something my meat-eating Hubbie would devour.
    Great tip about freezing pastry, I grate and freeze cheese and use as needed, cuts down a bit on waste x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      July 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      That’s a great (haha!) idea, I’ve heard about that before but I’ve not done it myself. The cheese never lasts long enough in this household.

  • Helen @Talking_Mums

    July 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I’ll be trying this one it looks so delicious x
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      It really is tasty, thanks! 🙂

  • Katy – Hot Pink Wellingtons

    July 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I love all three ingredients, but particularly sweet potato. Love that it’s so quick and easy too – I never make my own pastry – who has time for that? Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      I have recently found a super quick pastry recipe, it obviously still takes five/ten minutes to make, but it’s easy to do if you have empty cupboards. Having said that – I totally prefer to buy it pre-made!!

  • Laura – Dear Bear and Beany

    July 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    This looks a nice quick and easy one to make, which is just what I need now my eldest is at school. It’s hard to get a chance to make dishes that take a long time. I never make my own pastry! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      It’s easy to make and that’s one of the reasons why I love it so much. Just mix it all together, shove it in the oven and it’s all done!

  • Chloe

    August 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Oh, a real comfort dinner. I will give this a try using a vegan feta. I love that it’s quick and easy to do #sharingthebloglove

  • susue at this is me now

    August 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    This sounds great! Going to try it this week! Thanks xx #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Rice Cakes and Raisins

    August 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Oh wow this looks delicious!! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Alan Moore

    January 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    This one recipe I have sooo saved for later:) thank you:))

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you like it.

  • Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    February 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Oh my god this pie looks amazing!!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      February 26, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Thank you – it tastes amazing too! 😉

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