Mushroom filo parcels with pumpkin sauce

Mushroom filo Parcels with Pumpkin Sauce Recipe

45 Minutes
Serves: 2
A delicious starter of crispy mushroom filo parcels packed with leeks and mushrooms, spiced with chilli, coriander, cumin and ginger, served with a creamy butternut squash sauce flavoured with garlic, cinnamon and shallots

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 0.25 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.25 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 whole leeks
  • 125 grams mushrooms
  • 0.5 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)

Mushroom filo parcels

  • 10 grams butter
  • 2 sheets filo pastry

Pumpkin sauce

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 15 grams butter
  • 0.5 whole butternut squash
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 whole shallots
  • 50 ml single cream
  • 0.25 cube stock cube veg
  • 250 ml water (boiling)

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • wash and slice the leeks
  • heat the frying pan with a little oil, add the leeks and fry till soft

Step 2

  • while the leeks are cooking, wash and slice the mushrooms
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the garlic to the leeks and fry for a minute or two
  • add the spices
  • cook for 2 minutes

Step 3

  • add the mushrooms to the leeks
  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary
  • cook for 3 to 4 mins

Step 4

  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 5
  • grease a baking tray
  • melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, or in a small pan
  • cut the filo in thirds lengthwise
  • place filo under some cling film to stop it drying out
  • take a layer of pastry and coat with melted butter using the pastry brush
  • place the mixture at the top of the pastry strip in a triangle shape leaving another triangle shape clear of mixture
  • fold over the filling then fold down the filo pastry strip in triangles till you reach the bottom
  • place on the baking tray

Step 5

  • repeat until you have completed all the parcels
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 20 mins or until golden brown

Step 6

  • peel and chop the butternut squash into cube
  • warm the butter in the pan and add the butternut squash
  • cook till soft

Step 7

  • peel and finely chop the shallot(s)
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the shallots and garlic to the pan
  • cook for 2 minutes

Step 8

  • add the stock cube to boiling water
  • add the stock to the sauce pan
  • cook for 10 mins
  • using a hand blender liquidise the sauce until smooth
  • add the cinnamon and cream to the sauce
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 9

  • remove the filo parcels from the oven
  • place the mushroom filo parcels on a plate and serve with the pumpkin sauce

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 frying pan
  • 2 Garlic crusher
  • 1 hand liquidiser
  • 1 jug
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 medium pan
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small pan or bowl

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How to make mushroom filo parcels with pumpkin sauce

Fry the leeks and garlic then add the mushrooms cook for a while then add the chilli flakes, ground coriander, cumin and ginger.  Allow the filing to cool a little and then make the parcels by cutting the filo into strips and placing the filling in the top corner. Fold over to form a triangle shape keep folding down the strip to form a triangular filo parcel bake in the oven till golden brown. The parcels are served with a smooth creamy butternut squash sauce, to make it cook the butternut nut squash in butter till soft. Add the onions and garlic fry till the onions are soft, add the vegetable stock liquidise and add the cinnamon and cream season to taste. 

How and when to serve our mushroom parcels 

This recipe makes the perfect starter for a beef or chicken main course, if its a vegetarian dinner party serve as the starter with a bean or lentil main course. Make the filling the day before and create the parcels on the day, or make the mushroom filo parcels earlier on and freeze., always make the sauce on the day of the party. 

What makes our mushroom starter the best

The combination of mushrooms and leeks makes the perfect filling for filo pastry triangles add some spices to the mix and you have a delicious mushroom filo parcel that goes well with our pumpkin sauce, making the perfect starter for any autumn winter dinner party

Top Tips 

  • to ensure the parcels stay crisp when you remove them from the oven do not cover them 
  • you can make these as canapes for a dinner party they are just as nice with or without the sauce
  • if you want a creamier filling add cream cheese to the filling

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