Easy cheese & onion slice

Easy cheese & onion slice

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(45 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

    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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8th Apr, 2013
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!
8th Feb, 2013
Easey peasey, my husband and children are always pleased to see this dish.
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11th Jan, 2013
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.
2nd Jan, 2013
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.
2nd Jan, 2013
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
2nd Jan, 2013
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!!
23rd Dec, 2012
As others have said i used 100g less cheese and pots in a ready rolled puff pastry sheet... fits perfectly :-) yummy x
29th Jul, 2012
Sorry says quite clearly freeze unbaked!!
29th Jul, 2012
Would like to know do I freeze before cooking? Must I then defrost before cooking? Please someone help!
14th Jul, 2012
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 !!


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