Healthy Sweet Potato, Lentil Pie
Say hello to this amazing Healthy Sweet Potato, Lentil Pie that you can make at home. A pie of any sort can turn that comforting meal into discomfort very quickly. But fear not! This healthy sweet potato, lentil pie is the perfect comforting dish that you can feel good about making. This recipe is filled with veggies and hearty lentils which make it a nourishing and filling dish.
Homemade Butter Pie Crust
This pie crust has only five ingredients which makes it super easy and quick to prepare. All you need is flour, cold butter, ice cold water, sugar and some salt. Be sure to use cold, unsalted butter only. This is because when you are working with the dough it is possible the butter will melt before you bake it. It is also important to use ice cold water as it helps hold the butter and flour together while you are working with the dough. Simply combine all of your ingredients in one bowl and let this chill in the fridge. You can find a more detailed post with some helpful tips on how to make a butter pie crust here.
The inspiration behind this recipe came from some left over ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry. If you find yourself with any left over vegetables, beans or legumes, they can easily be incorporated into this dish. To make the filling, simply saute the onions and garlic. Then, add the chopped sweet potatoes, peas, lentils and the can of tomatoes. Season with some garlic powder, cumin, Moroccan spice, Italian herbs and some salt and pepper. For this recipe, I prefer using brown lentils because they hold well together, whereas the red lentils are better for soups as they tend to fall apart easier in the cooking process. There is nothing fancy going on here, just some simple cooking.
I would suggest to rinse and drain the lentils before cooking. I always do this with almost any canned food because it is better to get rid of any excess salt or other unnecessary ingredients. Rinse the lentils under cold water for about a minute and then set them aside until you are ready to use them.
It can also be beneficial to prepare the butter pie crust the night before. This is because the pie crust works really well when you let it sit in the fridge over night. If you are a tad inpatient you can let it sit in the fridge for six hours at minimum. The pie crust itself only takes 10 mins to prepare at most. The next day, chop up your vegetables, roll out the butter pie crust, put it all together and bake!
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This Sweet Potato Lentil Pie is the perfect healthy comfort meal. Packed with nutritious veggies & plant based protein. This recipe has simple ingredients & tastes delicious! Add a side of salad and you are set to go! Leave a comment and let me know how this recipe turns out for you. If you get a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. If you get a little stuck or have any questions, you can also reach me over on Instagram.
|400g all purpose flour|
|280g cold unsalted butter cubed|
|1tbsp granulated sugar|
|1/2cup ice cold water|
|1 yellow onion chopped|
|2cloves garlic chopped|
|1 sweet potato chopped|
|1 green pepper chopped|
|1can brown lentils (drained)|
|1/2cup frozen peas|
|1can chopped tomatoes|
|50g cheese (grated)|
|1/2tsp Moroccan spice|
|1tsp Italian herbs|
|1/2tsp garlic powder|
|salt & pepper|