Veg-packed hedgehog pasties

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Easy cooking with kids

Children will love helping you to make this cute little pastie that looks like a hedgehog! And the recipe packs in 3 of their 5-a-day. These neat parcels are perfect for lunchboxes and a great after school snack.


  • 140g white potato, diced into 1cm cubes
  • 70g carrot, diced into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, very finely sliced
  • 60g frozen peas
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tbsp Crème Fraiche
  • 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 375g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 black olive, chopped into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4/180C/fan 160C.
  2. Boil the potatoes and carrots in a pan of salted water for 6-8 mins until just tender, then drain in a colander.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the leek. Fry for 5 mins until softened. Add the frozen peas and the drained potatoes and carrot. Gently stir in the mustard and crème fraiche. Season and set aside to cool.
vegetable hedgehog pasties