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Mushroom Not-Potpies with Cheesy Parmesan Crust

Mushroom Not-Potpies with Cheesy Parmesan Crust


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (9-inch square), thawed but cold

  • 1 egg, beaten with a little water

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • 2 baking potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • Salt

  • 4 cups chopped kale or swiss chard

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms, halved

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 7 sprigs sage, thinly sliced

  • Pepper

  • 1/2 cup marsala or cooking wine

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 8 ounces ripe brie cheese, rind discarded, cut into small pieces


Pre-heat the oven to 425°. Roll out the puff pastry into a 12-inch square. Set aside four 2-cup bowls; invert 1 bowl onto the pastry and cut out 4 rounds. Place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and brush with the egg. Sprinkle with half of the parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Bake until golden, 12 minutes. Let cool.

In a large saucepan, add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, salt the water and cook until tender, 7 minutes. Add the kale and cook for 2 minutes; drain.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons EVOO and the butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 12 minutes. Add the garlic and sage; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the garlic is slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Add the cream and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and fold in the brie and remaining parmigiano-reggiano until melted. Stir in the potatoes and greens. Fill the bowls with the mushroom mixture and top with the crust.