Mushroom Pie Recipe

Being long-time fans of J.R.R Tolkien, and hobbits-at-heart we are big fans of mushrooms. Of course, it follows that we love Mushroom Pie. I like to say that I won Adam's heart with this pie (it was one of the first things that I made him when we started dating). 

Side note: a fun fact is that as kids, we were huge Hobbit and LOTR fans. Like, wayyyy before it was cool. We even made a (homemade) video of LOTR with a family friend (remember those big old clunky video cameras? Yeah, we used one of those) because at that point in time Peter Jackson wasn't coming through with his versions, and this and this were the only Tolkien movies out there (that we were aware of). 

Okay. Back to the pie. I make this throughout the year, but I ALWAYS make it on Sept. 22nd for Hobbit Day. It's hearty and so tasty, and will even convert non-mushroom lovers to be fans. 

You will need. 

A lot of mushrooms. I aim for three different kinds (wild mushrooms are great if you have time), and for one 9 inch pie, I used 24 ounces total of mushrooms. 
Finely chop all the mushrooms.
2 pie crusts
About 1 cup of dry red wine
1 cup of grated parm cheese
1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
8-10 ounces of Italian sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
A couple of tablespoons of butter
About 1/4 cup of flour
Salt and pepper

To make: 

Put the sausage in a large skillet and cook until it is about halfway done.
Add the onion and mushrooms.

Okay, this is a gross picture (which I try to avoid on the blog), but you need to see the difference as this cooks down. 
Above is the point that you add the mushrooms and onion to the sausage mixture.

This is as it cooks down. 
Continue cooking on low heat for about 15 minutes and then add the butter and red wine. 
Simmer for another 20 minutes or so (everything should cook WAY down).
Now, it should have quite a bit of liquid from cooking, and you are going to stir in the flour to thicken it and salt and pepper to taste. 
The last step, before you add this to the pie pan, is to mix in all the grated cheese.

Grease a pie pan and place one crust in the bottom. Spoon in the mixture, top with the other crust and wash with some beaten egg.
Cut a few slits in the top to let steam escape and cook on 375 for about 30-45 minutes (until golden brown on top).
Let sit for 15 minutes before devoring. 


  1. Wise women know that indeed the way to most men's hearts is via their stomachs!! HA! Early on some cooking probably influenced my hubby too...but we were selected to sing a duet for church one night...LOTS of practice beforehand...and our voices blended it went from there...

  2. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Shirley in Washington

  3. I have bookmarked this one! I love mushrooms and this sounds like it would be really delicious - I might even swap out the sausage for lentils and make one for a vegetarian friend!


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