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Spicy Potato and Leek Filo Pie

Spicy Potato and Leek Filo Pie

You might not actually believe just how undercover healthy this spicy potato and leek filo pie is. A slice only clocks in at 349 calories. And vegan, of course. This would be the perfect meal to serve at a dinner party to all your friends that make fun of you for being vegan. I'll never eat good food again, they said.

I'll never get enough nutrients, they said. All the spice in my life is gone, they said. Disproved! I told you so! I know what I'm talking about! I CAN get enough nutrients without killing something! A vegan diet is healthier AND just as tasty as an omnivorous diet! I told you so. You're wrong. Okay. I feel better now.

Chopped leek

Since we're on the subject of nutrition, this recipe is jam packed. As I said before, one slice of this pie is only 349 calories, but you get so much bang for your bites! One of the many perks of a vegan diet :)

Let's see here, per one slice of pie you're getting nearly a third of your daily needs for vitamin B-6, vitamin K1, and manganese. You can also check off a quarter of your daily needs for vitamin A, iron, potassium, fiber, and sodium. And what's, perhaps, the most important vitamin right now for our compromised immune systems? I've got you covered with this recipe, because just one slice of spicy potato and leek filo pie gives you over 90% of your daily dose of vitamin C! You're getting a lot more from this pie than just a warm and fuzzy feeling. Oh, and the best part: the fat you're consuming is that healthy kind of fat everyone talks about, and you're barely at 20% of your daily allotment for that seemingly achievable balanced diet. Stick around on the website, and you'll discover that a healthy and balanced diet is much more in reach than you thought.

Filling mixed in bowl

This pie will leave you nourished, energized, and ready to tackle whatever is ahead. And give you bragging, I-told-you-so rights after your vegan dinner party.

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Alright, let's get to it! Don't worry, you aren't dreaming. With this recipe, you really can have pie for days and come out healthier on the other side.

Spicy potato and leek filo pie

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6
Allergens: Coconut, Gluten


For the pie

  • 1 leaves bay leaf
  • ½ tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ½ bunch fresh thyme (stalks removed)
  • 2 leeks (finely sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 5 medium potato (peeled and thickly sliced)
  • 1 red chili (finely sliced)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the filo pastry

  • 8 sheets filo pastry sheets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Thaw the filo pastry at room temperature in its container for at least half an hour.
  2. Place sliced potatoes in a pot filled with water, bring to a boil and let it cook for 8-10 minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat up olive oil in a sauce pot, sauté onion, leeks and chili for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add paprika, bay leaf, rosemary and thyme, stir well and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the coconut milk and stir to thoroughly mix, turn off the heat and set aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and line a pie tin with parchment paper.
  7. Place 1 sheet of filo pastry on the pie tin, letting the sides overhanging the pie tin.
  8. Brush the filo sheet with olive oil and stick another sheet of filo pastry on top.
  9. Repeat the brushing and layering of filo sheets until all of them are used up.
  10. Arrange the sliced, half-cooked potato in the pie tin. Drizzle with salt and sprinkle the chili flakes on top.
  11. Next, pour the onion and leek mixture onto the potatoes and spread evenly.
  12. Fold the overhanging filo sheets inwards, layer by layer, and brush them with olive oil to seal it close, brush the top of the pie as well.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the filo pastry is golden brown, let it cool slightly before serving.

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