Irish Vegetable Cobbler

Irish Vegetable Cobbler Recipe

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Cobblers in Ireland are most often a savory main dish rather than a fruit dessert. This one is vegetarian. Makes a great potluck dish. Doubles easily. You can start it in a Dutch oven and transfer it to a casserole for baking.

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30 Min
55 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
8 small
boiling onions, peeled and halved
2 stalk(s)
celery, sliced
carrots, peeled and sliced (or parsnips)
1 3/4 c
rutabagas, peeled and chopped
head cauliflower, broken into florets
3 c
sliced mushrooms
14 1/2 oz
diced tomatoes, canned
1/4 c
red lentils
2 Tbsp
1-4 Tbsp
1 1/4 c
vegetable broth
2 tsp
tabasco sauce
2 tsp
fresh oregano, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste


1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cold
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tsp
fresh oregano, chopped
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
2/3 c


1Preheat oven to 350°F.
2Heat oil in a large flameproof casserole dish over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; cook 5 minutes, until softened. Add celery, carrots (or parsnips), rutabaga and cauliflower and cook another 2-3 minutes.
3Add mushrooms, tomatoes and lentils.
4Mix together the cornstarch and water and stir into the casserole with the broth, Tabasco and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
5Cover the casserole and transfer to preheated oven. Bake 20 minutes.
6To make the topping
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. With fingers or a pastry knife, rub in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in most of the cheese and the oregano.
7Beat the egg with the milk and add enough to the dry mixture to form a soft dough. (reserve a little to brush on topping later) Knead lightly, and roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch circles.
8Remove dish from oven and increase oven temperature to 400°F.
9Arrange the dough circles over top of the dish. Brush with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake 10-12 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

About Irish Vegetable Cobbler

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian