Thursday, 8 May 2014

Mini Stuffed Potato Casserole (Pastel Tutup) Bento

My kids love this comfort dish so much. We call it "Pastel Tutup". It's the Indonesian version of Stuffed Potato Casserole.Along with a big casserole dish, I also made the mini version of it in the cupcake mold silicones for kids' school lunches. Here is the recipe :

Pastel Tutup (Stuffed Potato Casserole)

Ingredients :

Filling ingredients:                                                     
-  250 gr chicken mince
- 2 pcs bratwurst sausages, sliced thinly
- 100 gr sliced bacon/ham
- 1 tsp nutmeg powder      
- 100 ml  milk
- 50 ml chicken broth                                  
-  ½ diced onion  
-  1 Carrot diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup corn kernel
- 1 tsp Sugar
-  25 gr Cloud ear fungus-sliced (soak in hot water until soft then drain)
- 1 little pack dried rice vermicelli (soak in hot water until soft then drain)
- 1 clove chopped Garlic cloves-grind
- ½ tsp dash of Sesame oil, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp fish oil, 2 tsp sugar, salt & pepper to taste.
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp corn flour for thickening

Other ingredients:
 - 1½ kg potatoes-steamed & then mashed
  - 75 gr butter
- ½ tsp nutmeg powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper powder
 - 100 ml Milk
- 1 egg yolk
 - 100 gr grated Cheese plus extra for sprinkled

Directions :
- Preheat the oven 180°C
-  Combine butter with mashed potatoes while still hot. Pour in the milk, cheese & seasoning, mix well.
-  For Filling:
 Sauté onion & garlic with butter, add in mince, sausage and ham until fragrant. Pour in broth; simmer until the meat cooked.
 Put in carrot, peas, corn, fungus, milk & seasoning. Cook until the broth absorbed. Dissolved corn flour with a little bit of water, pour in until the mixture thickened.
-  Greased the baking dish with butter. Place the mashed potatoes into the dish & press it to cover the bottom & all side of the dish (± 1½ cm thick). Put in the filling until ¾ the hight of the dish.
- Spread the rice vermicelli on top
- Cover the top side of it with mashed potatoes. Brush the potatoes surface with egg yolks, sprinkle with grated cheese. Make lines on the surface using a fork, bake for 30-40 mins until golden brown.
- Enjoy it!

For my little one, I prepared :
1. Mini Pastel Tutup
2. Carrot sticks
3. Milk jelly with nata de coco
4. Carved apple for recess

For my eldest one, I prepared :
1. Mini Pastel Tutup
2. Tamagoyaki (egg rolls)
3. Milk jelly with nata de coco
4. Rockmelon cuts for recess


  1. These lunches look delicious, I love the idea of making mini versions of your main meal for lunch.
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Grace. Thanks for the linky party :)