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Cheese and Potato Pie

Meat lovers might not think this is anything to shout about but there’s no denying hearty comfort food when you see it. Of course, the combination of mashed potato and cheese might be well served by a carnivore-friendly accompaniment, but for those of us who think this is a more than satisfactory meal in itself, a side serving of buttered spring greens would go very well indeed.

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Cheese and Potato Pie

Prep Time:

50mins

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£0.76 per Person

Difficulty:

Easy

  • Ingredients

    1kg Potatoes Peeled and Quartered
    40g Unsalted Butter
    1 Onion Finely Chopped
    100ml Milk
    1tsp Mustard
    2 Large Eggs Beaten
    250g Strong Cheddar Grated
    Salt
    Black Pepper

How to Cook

1. Heat your oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6 and grease a large baking dish then leave to one side.

2. Put the quartered potatoes in a large pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until just cooked.

3. Whilst waiting for your potatoes to boil, melt half the butter in a frying pan and cook the onion with a sprinkling of salt until soft.

4. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Add the remaining butter and milk then mash together until smooth (or as smooth as you want). If you’ve got a few drops of cream in the fridge that need using up then don’t be shy to throw this in. It’s a bit naughty but will only make your mash tastier. 

5. Add the fried onion, mustard, beaten eggs and 200g of the grated cheese and stir together until it is all combined. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Transfer to the baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. You want to end up with a crispy, gooey cheesy top and a soft, smooth potato mash filling. Serve with some wilted kale, spring greens, or spinach on the side. 

Spruce it Up

Cheddar is the go to cheese here but you can change it to suit your needs and what you might have in the fridge. From parmesan or gruyere to a mix of both. Don’t go out of your way to buy cheddar if you have something else in the fridge.

This is also a great way to use up anything you might have past its best in the fridge: A few mushrooms that may have been left at the bottom of the fridge and be diced and thrown in when you fry the onions or a sprinkling of parsley or chives mixed into the mashed potato works a treat.



Comment Below

  • mo

    Funnily enough we are having this tonight with a few tweaks I have added small chunks ham (discount corner local supermarket) plus 2 beaten eggs. Total cost for 4 people is under £2.

  • Lewis Crutch – Admin

    Nice one Mo! Let us know how it goes and great suggestion adding in the chunks of ham and egg.

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