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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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

How to Make Irish Vegetable Cobbler


  • 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.

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About Irish Vegetable Cobbler

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

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