Seitan, leek & mushroom pie

I love a good pie. These ones are really delicious and easy to prepare. Make a whole lot and freeze for lunches or a quick no fuss meal.


Makes 6 single pies

Cooking/Prep Time: approx 1 hour


  • 1 pack vegan short crust pastry

  • 1 + 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 washed leeks, sliced

  • 1 x 400g pack Suzy Spoon's Seitan, diced

  • 15g vegan margarine

  • 200g button mushrooms, halved

  • 25g cornflour

  • 200ml soy milk (or almond milk) , plus 1 tbsp to brush 

  • 350ml cold vegetable stock

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 pack vegan puff pastry



  • Preheat oven to 200°C

  • Line each pie dish with shortcrust pastry- cut pastry slightly larger than the base of each pie dish so it comes up the sides, using a saucer or upturned bowl as a guide, trim to fit. Prick well all over with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes

  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan, add the leeks, a drop of water, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until softened, stirring often.

  • While the leeks are cooking heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil in a nonstick frying pan and sauté your Suzy Spoon's Seitan on a high heat for 7-10 minutes until browned. Once cooked put into a bowl and set aside. 

  • Add the vegan margarine and the mushrooms to the pan, cook for about 5 minutes until tender, then remove from the heat. Add the leeks and mushrooms to the seitan in the bowl.

  • Blend the cornflour with a little of the soy milk to form a paste, then transfer to a nonstick pan and whisk in the rest of the soy milk, followed by the stock. Bring to the boil, stirring, then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in the thyme.

  • Add the Seitan, mushrooms and leeks to the cornflour mixture, divide your mixture between the 6 pie dishes.

  • Cut 6 circles of the puff pastry for the tops, use a fork or your fingers to press the pastries together, decorate the pies if you wish, then brush the top lightly with soy milk. Cut a steam hole in the centre of each pie.

  • Place the pies on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden.