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Split Pea Pie with Sweet Potato Topping Recipe

Try our delicious Split Pea Pie with Sweet Potato Topping Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

A pastry-free alternative loaded with maximum comfort and nutrition. This would also work well with any leftover legume-based dish you may have, perhaps Mexican-style beans or an Indian dahl.

Serves: 6 



  • 600–700g sweet potato, peeled & chopped
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 4–6 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked yellow split peas (or brown or green lentils)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salad, to serve
  • Fresh parsley leaves, to serve
  • Spring onions, sliced, to serve
  1. Boil or steam sweet potatoes for around 10 mins until tender. Drain but retain ½ cup of cooking water.
  2. Mash sweet potato together with milk, adding as much cooking water as necessary to reach desired consistency. Add good couple of pinches of sea salt and few grinds of black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté onion and carrot in olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat until onion is soft. Add garam masala, smoked paprika and garlic and cook for another 2 mins.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook until starting to brown.
  5. Add tomatoes, split peas and peas and cook for few mins, adding a little extra water or stock if it looks too dry.
  6. Transfer mix to baking dish and top with mash.
  7. Place in oven and bake at 180°C for around 25 mins or until potato takes on slight golden crispiness.
  8. Serve with salad or topped with fresh parsley and sliced spring onions.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.