Easy cheese & onion slice

Easy cheese & onion slice

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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

    sp-ring un-yun

    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)

melwatkins73's picture

This dish was fantastic for a family get together over the Xmas period. Everyone, old and young, enjoyed it and as it was so easy to make, I'll definitely be making it again this year!

pazzawazza's picture

Easy to follow recipe, easy to adapt with your own favourite ingredients, quick to make if you use shop bought frozen pastry ... but absolutely mouthwatering if you make your own flaky pastry using Delia Smith's quick and easy flaky pasty recipe.

louize17's picture

I used cubed feta and grated cheddar, sprinkled the pastry with sesame & poppy seeds. Very easy to make and all of it was eaten - a sure sign of success :-)

cafedolphin's picture

Lovely!!! really tasty, had a lot of filling left but froze it to use another time. Great for a snack or to take for lunch. Would also have this for an evening meal with salad.

lindseymartin's picture

Made this for a local residents' supper as one of my contributions to the buffet table. Seemed to go quickly and got lots of compliments. As it was the first time making the recipe I followed it exactly and it worked out well.

leandas2007's picture

OMG this is gr8. Made it last night, changed it a bit tho. Used 200g cheddar and 100g stilton, didn't add spring onions and spread the caramelised onion along the pastry before putting the cheese mixture on top. It was really good, will be making again :o)

xsilverx's picture

I love this !!

I found it best to use one pre rolled sheet of puff pastry and just reduce the potatoes by 100g and the cheese by 50g and it fits perfectly without bubbling cheese out the sides!!!

mumlig's picture

Tried this for a buffet but used emmental cheese and a leek - very tasty. Went down a treat with my guests - none left!!

sbradley's picture

I made this for a family Christmas party and it was very popular. It was so easy to make and yet so tasty. I am looking forward to making, and eating it again.

jillaspinall's picture

Tried this out for an early New Year party last night and it went down really well. Very tasty and so easy to make. I used 375 g of pasrty and have enough filling to make another now. I rate this as a success, as was the party - shame about the permanent ink I managed to get onto my new pale grey leather handbag!!!!

mothermary's picture

Made this for a Boxing day party, it was so easy and so good!! I should have made two as it disappeared so fast.

julietulip's picture

DELICIOUS!!! As part of our buffet table, this went down really well! I used a 375g pack of pastry ... but it still worked fine (a small amount of spare filling but not much ... just enough for chef to do a generous taste test!!!!!). Much more tasty than expected! Really enjoyed it and will def make again.

traciekan's picture

great! i aded a couple of carrots and parsnips and some sliced sausages i had leftover divine!

amd123blue's picture

This is such a tasty recipe - made it twice for school staff buffets, and they keep asking for it. Very easy to make and freezes well.

kimmy0ne's picture

wow this made 13 full size pasties, very tasty, added a teaspoon of fennel seeds to spice up a bit, they were supposed to be for xmas but have all gone already!!!!

grandmagrandad's picture

fabulously tasty

clairemusgrove's picture

This was a lot bigger than I imagined and so we had lots left over......but that was fine with me as it is lovely as a snack warmed until it goes gooey in the centre! Delicious!

imabadpixie's picture

Made these for my wedding buffet and although i dont know how well they went down at the party (i was abit busy on the day!!) i served a slice to my mum and had some myself straight from the oven. Now, i really no not like this kind of thing - pastry, cheese and onion yuk BUT i thought this was rather tasty and would certainly make again.
I am considering the filing as an alternative to normal mash as i think it would suit something plain like chicken... MMmmm :) good recipe

rancegal's picture

I made this for a 'faith supper' our music society were holding. It went down very well and I plan to make it again. For the cubed cheese I used Red Leicester which made it more colourful, and I am intending to use Stilton another time. Delicious, and so easy.

twitchie's picture

i made this recipie but made single pies and used them as i needed them, i froze them before baking, although they didnt last long!! i think they taste much better than some shop bought pies and you only need a few ingredients. Fantastic.


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