Woolton Pie

This pie was named after Lord Woolton, the Minister of Food. The vegetables could be changed according to what was available at the time.

Woolton Pie

Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 500g potatoes
  • 500g cauliflower
  • 500g swede
  • 500g carrots
  • 1tsp marmite
  • 25g oatmeal
  • 4 spring onions
  • 750g potatoes
  • 25g cheese


  1. Dice and boil 500g of potatoes, cauliflower, swede and carrots in salted water.
  2. Strain the vegetables, and save 200ml of cooking water.
  3. Arrange the cooked vegetables in a large pie dish.
  4. Add the marmite and oatmeal to the vegetable water and boil until thickened.
  5. Pour the thickened liquid over the vegetables.
  6. Add the chopped spring onions.
  7. Boil and mash the remaining 750g of potatoes.
  8. Top the pie with mashed potato and a little grated cheese.
  9. Heat the pie in a moderately hot oven until golden brown (approximately 1 hour).
  10. Serve with brown gravy


A moderately hot oven in today's oven temperatures is Gas Mark 5 (or 4 in a fan oven), 190 C and 375 F

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