Friday, 18 February 2011

Cheese and Potato Pie

I'm not going to apologise for the photo of the half-eaten pie, I was simply to hungry and to eager to stop and take a photo before it got dished up!

This is comfort food at it's very best - a plate of stodgy, cheesy potato. I'm really selling this to you aren't I?

But you should be sold, this was very good and extremely satisfying.  Sometimes I don't want a dinner that's a lot of effort. I want something I can just shovel in and this is perfect.  All it needs on the side is a good helping of peas and a rather large dollop of tomato ketchup.

It's a perfect dish for all the family. The kids loved it, I mean what's not to like?

I hadn't made this in years, heavens knows why! It's definitely something we will be having again.

This recipe serves about three adults, or two adults and two little mouths!

Cheese and Potato Pie


750g potatoes, peeled and quartered
40g butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
100ml milk
100g mature Cheddar cheese
100g Red Leicester cheese
1tsp English mustard
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2-3 tomatoes, sliced


Preheat the oven to 200c/gas mark 6.

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for around 20 mins until they are tender.

Whilst the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a pan and saute the onion for around 10 minutes until lightly golden.  Add the milk to the pan and heat until it is almost boiling.

When the potatoes are ready, drain them and return to the pan.  Mash them really well with a potato masher before beating in the onion and milk and three-quarters of the cheese.  Mix in the mustard and add some seasoning to taste.

Transfer the cheesy potato mash into a buttered ovenproof dish.  Scatter the remaining cheese over the pie and lay the tomato slices on top.

Bake for around 25mins until the top is bubbling and lightly golden.

Now the cheese quantities above are what I actually used. Of course you could change these cheeses to be anything you like - a nice Stilton, some Gruyere or just simply all Cheddar. The Red Leicester did make it glow a bit orange...

You could also leave the onion out if you wish although I think it adds some nice texture. Mr M might not agree as he's not a stringy onion fan but he still ate it up!

love & kisses
Mrs M x


  1. Looks yummy, i love Cheese & Potato Pie, one of my favourites!!

    Sadie x

  2. Baked beans, not peas! Peas are for Shepherds pie. It's the rules ;-)

  3. Mmm, that sounds good! Another one for the to-do list!

  4. Mmm am adding this to my to try list


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