Healthy Recipe

Chef Ray: Makeover Mince ’n’ Cheese Pie

Simple and delicious, this one is truly a Kiwi classic.

Makeover Mince ’n’ Cheese Pie

Simple and delicious, this one is truly a Kiwi classic.
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Cheese Pie, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food, Healthy Food Guide, HFG, Kiwi Classic
Servings: 4
Calories: 418kcal


  • spray oil
  • 2 Tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 400 g beef mince
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsps. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornflour
  • 1 cup salt-reduced beef stock
  • 80 g reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 3 sheets filo pastry


  • Preheat oven to 180℃/355°F . Spray a 24cm pie dish with oil and line with tortillas.
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic and fry until soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add mince. Brown, stirring often. Put onion mix back in pan, along with mushrooms, peas and herbs. Continue to cook until just starting colour.
  • Add mustard, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and season with black pepper to taste.
  • Add cornflour to stock and mix until dissolved. Pour this into the pan and stir into mince. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes. When the mixture has reduced but is still a little sloppy, pour into prepared pie dish. Dot cheese cubes through the mix.
  • Crinkle sheets of filo over the mix and spray with oil. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.


Bridgeford, Jo (Unkown Date). Makeover mince ’n’ cheese pie Healthy Food Guide.

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