Easy cheese & onion slice

Easy cheese & onion slice

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins


Cuts into 8-10 slices
This cheesy dish is a great buffet recipe for guests to just help themselves to

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen unbaked
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal467
  • fat31g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.37g
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  • 600g baking potato, peeled and chopped into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 300g mature cheddar, 200g grated, 100g cubed



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • pinch cayenne pepper



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • large bunch spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 500g pack all-butter puff pastry
  • jar caramelised red onions (we used English Provender Company), to serve


  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

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Comments (63)

merrimum's picture

My family loved this. Puff pastry easy-rolled sheet makes it a doddle (with about two-thirds of the filling quantities). I'll be making it again soon and also look forward to experimenting with different flavours.

ingleton1306's picture

This looks so ordinary but is absolutely delicious and very popular with everyone. Very easy and can be made in advance. Definitely a winner.

allielovetocook's picture

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.

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littlemefi's picture

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

climbup's picture

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

Easey peasey, my husband and children are always pleased to see this dish.

thecherub's picture

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

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

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

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

Absolutely gorgeous, easy and cheap!!!!!

carollambregts's picture

simple - tastes amazing and looks great!


Questions (6)

louiseprice789's picture

I have made this for a party and frozen (unbaked). What would be the best way to cook this? From frozen or should I defrost it?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, best to defrost this in the fridge overnight and bake from thawed. 

suziekay's picture

Would this work with a shortcrust pastry?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi suziekay, it should be absolutely fine to make this with shortcrust pastry. Let us know how you get on. 

skt13_devon's picture

Hi just wondering.. Is it right that there is no salt/pepper at all in this recipe? Does the cayenne act as the seasoning here?

Thanks :)

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there skt13_devon, yes the cayenne and spring onions add flavour to this dish, and the cheese is relatively salty but do feel free to season to taste with salt and pepper. 

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