Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Pies

April 19, 2016

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  • Cook 30 mins
  • 30 mins

    30 mins

  • Serve 4 Servings


40g butter

1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced

400g flat mushrooms, diced

125g feta cheese, crumbled

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1½ sheets frozen ready-rolled butter puff pastry, partially thawed

Béchamel sauce

40g butter, chopped

2 tbs plain flour

2 cups milk


1To make the béchamel sauce: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add the flour. Cook, stirring, for 1–2 minutes or until bubbling. Remove from the heat. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly, until the sauce is smooth. Return to high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the sauce comes to the boil. Remove to a large bowl (see tip).

2Meanwhile, melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the leek. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Increase heat to high. Add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.

3Preheat oven to 220°C fan forced. Lightly grease four, 1½-cup capacity ovenproof dishes. Stir the mushroom mixture, feta, chicken and parsley into the béchamel sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the dishes.

4Cut the pastry into 6cm squares. Arrange 6 squares, slightly overlapping, over each pie top. Brush lightly with water. Sprinkle with pepper. Place dishes on an oven tray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden and puffed. Serve.

Tip: The béchamel sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead. To prevent it forming a skin, cover the surface with plastic wrap as soon as you transfer it into the bowl. Smooth the plastic wrap right across the surface. Refrigerate until ready to use.