Tofu Pot Pie Special Guest Recipe

I am thrilled to introduce Harpreet Sohal as my newest  student guest blogger!

Harpreet is a student dietitian from King’s College in London ( England) who is passionate about sharing vegan & vegetarian recipes. She has prepared a brilliant Tofu Pot Pie recipe for us today.

Individual Tofu Pot Pies – makes 5 pies (9cm diameter ramekin dishes).


  • 200g extra firm tofu, squeeze out excess water from tofu (e.g. wrap in kitchen paper and weigh down between 2 plates) and cut into 1cm cubes.

  • 5 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 small onions, diced

  • 2 celery stalks, diced

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 large russet potato, diced

  • ½ cup (60g) cornflour

  • 4 tsps nutritional yeast

  • 4 tbsps soy sauce

  • 2 cups (450ml) vegetable stock

  • 1/2 cup (80g) peas

  • 1 tsp sage, dried

  • 1 tsp thyme, dried

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 320g puff pastry, rolled out to 3-4mm thickness

  • 2 tbsps non-dairy milk

  • 3 tbsps sesame seeds


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan oven/ 400°F.

  2. Heat 2 tbsps of olive oil in a large pan and cook tofu until golden. Remove from heat and set aside. Alternatively, you could also bake the tofu cubes on a tray in the oven until golden brown.

  3. Heat 3 tbsps of olive oil and cook the onion, celery, carrot and crushed garlic until the onions become translucent.

  4. Add the potato and cook until tender (not mushy though!).

  5. Add the flour, nutritional yeast and soy sauce to the pan and stir. Add the vegetable stock and stir again.

  6. Mix in the tofu, peas, sage and thyme.

  7. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. For the puff pastry lid, roll out the pastry and cut out circles that are about ½ inch larger on all sides than the top of the ramekin dish.

  9. Divide the filling mixture among the ramekin and place a puff pastry disc over the top of each. Tuck in sides and seal (i.e. crimp edges) with a fork.

  10. Brush the pastry lids with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cut a small slit in the middle of the pastry lid. You can cut out letters from leftover pastry to put on top and personalise each pie for your guests.

  11. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until crisp and golden brown.