Easy cheese & onion slice

Easy cheese & onion slice

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 8-10 slices

This cheesy dish is a great buffet recipe for guests to just help themselves to

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen unbaked
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
467
protein
16g
carbs
35g
fat
31g
saturates
19g
fibre
2g
sugar
1g
salt
1.37g

Ingredients

  • 600g baking potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 300g mature cheddar, 200g grated, 100g cubed
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • large bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 500g pack all-butter puff pastry
  • jar caramelised red onions (we used English Provender Company), to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Boil potatoes for 15 mins until tender, then drain well and smash a little. Cool slightly.
  2. Mix the cheese, cayenne and onions with the smashed potatoes and stir to make a mouldable filling. Roll out the pastry to a rectangle about 25 x 35cm. Carefully lift onto a baking sheet and brush all over with beaten egg.
  3. Press the cheese mix along one of the long sides of the pastry, leaving 2cm pastry free on one side for sealing, and half of the pastry empty on the other side for folding over later. Fold the pastry over the filling and press the edges together, before trimming with a knife and sealing well by pressing the edges with a fork.
  4. Brush with egg and bake for 30 mins. Cool, then slice and serve with caramelised red onions. Can be made 1 day ahead

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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allielovetocook's picture
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Gave this 5 stars but don't think they allocated ... Anyway, made this for the first time several months ago to take into my office along with another few treats for my colleagues. It got wolfed down and everyone really enjoyed - it is requested over and over again! Think i'll be making it again this week to take again so it's eaten cold, and make for my family tea too when it can be eaten freshly cooked. Really yummy and followed the recipe.

Chinky42's picture

So easy to make & absolutely gorgeous. I used half of the ingredients as suggested & used a red onion & a chilli. The whole family loved it...& even had it cold to take to work the next day...yummy. Will definitely give it 5 *****

skt13_devon's picture

Can't seem to rate this recipe using my ipad but definitely 5 stars!

skt13_devon's picture

Really tasty! I followed advice from comments here and used 100g less potato and cheese. I did half and half red leics and cheddar and added a little seasoning. I also used a ready rolled puff pastry sheet, so easy!

Looks fabulous and tastes yummy. I might make one and have a go at freezing it to have over christmas.

ouchorocks's picture
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Delicious!

littlemefi's picture

Really simple to make and very tasty, would definitely make again.

climbup's picture
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this is so good! our family have had this 3 years running on christmas eve for dinner and has been a super hit every time. warming, filling and perfect for a cold winter evening- yummy scrummy!

assenav's picture
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Easey peasey, my husband and children are always pleased to see this dish.

thecherub's picture
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Simple and tasty - brilliant. I made this last night and followed fellow members comments. used less potato (about 500g), less cheese (about 200/250g). Also had to use less pastry as they come in packs of about 350g. I managed to ram quite a lot of the filling in and only had a little leftover. This is a recipe to keep and make again.

owlth5's picture
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Fabulous buffet dish made on boxing day with a ham & salmon plus other salad dishes found on here. Went down so well there was none left which was a shame as was looking forward to leftovers the next day! Will have to make again.

nicolahowle's picture

Made this for xmas buffet really tasty used 100g less cheese and potato than recipe fitted perfectly and my husband loves it ... will make again

jillyt's picture
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Made this for NYE buffet. Used 200g lower fat cheese and a mixture of coloured cheese for cubes. Was delicious hot, veryone loved it and very nuice cold for lunch boxes.
Fab, easy recipe!!

nicolahowle's picture

As others have said i used 100g less cheese and pots in a ready rolled puff pastry sheet... fits perfectly :-) yummy x

jarrestr's picture

Sorry says quite clearly freeze unbaked!!

jarrestr's picture

Would like to know do I freeze before cooking? Must I then defrost before cooking? Please someone help!

kayberry123's picture
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i make a good cheese & onion pie but this was so tasty & easy to make, hubby said it was the best cheese & onion combo ever !!

clairethehair's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous, easy and cheap!!!!!

carollambregts's picture
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simple - tastes amazing and looks great!

carollambregts's picture
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simple - tastes amazing and looks great!

nikkinoodle40's picture
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Just had a sneaky piece of this before I serve it for a buffet tea tomorrow. Easy and successful, cut easily after being left to cool. I was instantly transported back to the age of twelve, going into town in the school lunchtime to a certain famous bakers (no longer with us) that served a hot 'cheese and onion pasty.' If this tastes as nice as it did warm, it deserves the five stars I'm awarding it! Definetly a keeper. Thanks for the memories BGF!

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