Mash It Up

There’s more to mash than just a potato! A great side dish can really complete your pie, and we’ve got some cracking mashing side dishes for you to taste here.

Grab your veggies from the fridge and whip up one of these creamy sides to have with a Beef Pie for a Sunday dinner!

Cauliflower Cheese & Chive Mash

Who doesn’t adore Cauliflower Cheese? Particularly when it comes in mash form, making it an even smoother side, particularly with a Beef Pie.

Here’s how you create your Cauliflower Cheese & Chive mash:

Ingredients –
  • 1 Large Caulifower – Trimmed & cut into Florets
  • 1 Large Potato – Peeled and chopped
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Chives
What’s the mash method –
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine your Cauliflower, Potato and cup of vegetable stock.
  2. Simmer, covered for 15 – 20 mins until tender, then drain well
  3. Use a blender or a masher to puree this mix into a smooth mash, then season to taste
  4. Stir your sour cream and grated parmesan through the mix and sprinkle with chopped chives
  5. Serve up with a Beef Pie

Pumpkin, Fennel & Apple Mash

This is an interesting mix, and one that will go fantastically well with a Country Chicken Pie.

It’s a simple recipe as well so start your mashing.

What are the ingredients?
  • 750 grams of Pumpkin – Peeled, Seeded & Chopped
  • 1 Fennel Bulb – Chopped (make sure you keep the fronds from the top)
  • 1 Green Apple – Peeled, Cored & Chopped
  • 30 grams of Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons of Chopped Thyme
How do you mash this mix?
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine pumpkin, fennel and apple then cover with water
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until very tender, then drain it well
  3. Mash the mix or use a stick blender to puree, then season to taste
  4. Stir through butter and chopped thyme and top with the reserved fennel fronds for a monster of a mash!
  5. Serve with a Country Chicken Pie and enjoy

What would you serve with a Pie? Would you mash it up or go for a simple salad?