2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: South African Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms

We are back with another delicious taste of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Welcome to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

A big draw of the Festival is the variety of fantastic dishes you can taste from all over the world at Marketplace Booths. And this year, we’ve enjoyed some really great options.

We’ve been fans of the Bobotie served at Tusker House and Boma for quite a while. The South African dish is reminiscent of a quiche with its egg base, but interesting ingredients, like raisins and traditional spices, give it a flavor that’s completely unique.

This year, the Africa Marketplace Booth offers up a version made with Turkey and Mushrooms.

South African Bobotie

South African Bobotie

Although Bobotie normally contains bread, this is a gluten-free version that’s prepared without it. The recipe utilizes mushrooms to provide hearty flavor, and their addition allows you to use less meat. You could even omit the turkey altogether and increase the mushrooms for a meatless version.

South African Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms

Africa Marketplace Booth

Serves 4-6


Garlic Oil:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

Roasted Mushrooms:
1 pound button mushrooms, washed, trimmed, and quartered
2 tablespoons garlic oil
coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons garlic oil
1/2 cup diced Spanish onion
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garam masala*
1 cup diced green apple
1/4 cup golden raisins
coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups half and half
4 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt


For Garlic Oil:
Purée all ingredients together in food processor or blender. Set aside.

For Roasted Mushrooms:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Toss mushrooms in 2 tablespoons garlic oil in large bowl and season with salt and pepper.

2. Spread mushrooms on a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, or until mushrooms release liquid. Remove from oven and drain liquid. Return mushrooms to oven and continue to roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until mushrooms are browned but still tender. Drain any additional liquid. Cool and finely chop. Set aside.

For Bobotie:
1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Cook ground turkey in large skillet, crumbling into smaller pieces, until meat is cooked through. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons garlic oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until transluscent.

4. Add curry powder, red pepper flakes, and garam masala. Stir 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant.

5. Stir in turkey, mixing well. Add roasted mushrooms, apples, and raisins; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into baking pan using slotted spoon.

6. Whisk together half and half, eggs, and salt in large bowl. Pour mixture evenly over meat.

7. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until custard sets and top is golden brown. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

*Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian cuisine and is available in most supermarkets.

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Will you be making South African Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms to remind you of delicious Festival dishes? Sound off in comments below!

Recipe Credit: A Taste of Epcot: Festival Food From Around the Globe Cookbook


  1. Pam says

    I was excited to see the recipe, but then disappointed to see that it has curry, which I can’t stand. I noticed a lot of the Festival’s samples this year are very hot (spicy) and/or contained curry. That limits choices for those of us who can’t tolerate hot and spicy dishes. I hope that in future years, countries will also include food samples that are mildly spiced.

  2. says

    Mike — Check out our post that highlighted some new Festival dishes for another photo of the Turkey and Mushroom Bobotie. The Bobotie in this post is a sample size and not as large as what was featured at the Festival, but it gives you another view of the dish.

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