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A very wholesome, filling family meal that you can make as spicy as you like. My husband and I adore this each winter as it really has the feel of comfort food.
Microwave in a small amount of water the pumpkin, carrot, capsicum, spinach and peas for 10 minutes, to save time. Then drain and add to frying pan with onion. Cream & chilli can now be added at this point.
Use any vegetable you like in this dish, it's very versatile! I have used sweet corn kernels, asian gai larn, sweet potato (kumara), leek, or a packet of frozen mixed vegetables. As long as the vegetables are diced small, you can mix and match to suit your family's tastes. Also, adding some flaky pastry on top of the mashed potato is another great variation I have used before. You can leave as it is or sprinkle with cheese. It makes for a deliciously crispy topping! You may have to use fan-bake for the last 20 minutes if you add pastry.