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

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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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6th Jul, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous, easy and cheap!!!!!
23rd Jun, 2012
simple - tastes amazing and looks great!
23rd Jun, 2012
simple - tastes amazing and looks great!
31st May, 2012
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!
30th Apr, 2012
We had this for our tea this evening, delicious. Clean plates all round. I made this into a pie instead of a log, we had to christen the new pie plate! I used a mixture of chedder and red leicester cheese, yummy!! I can honestly say this is the best cheese and onion pie I have ever made and believe me I have made quite a few over the years.
5th Mar, 2012
I made this yesterday for a gathering of friends, one of whom is allergic to eggs, so I brushed the pastry with just milk instead of egg. Everyone loved it, veggies and meat-eaters alike, and there was not a scrap left. I shall make ths again for sure, but will now experiment with other veg and cheeses. Nom nom nom! So easy to make, which is why I went for it in the first place. Recommended.
9th Feb, 2012
I made this when I had friends coming round and it went down a storm! I had none left. Extremely easy to make, yet tasty and filling. My Husband insists I make this again.
6th Feb, 2012
This has been a sucessful dish for several shared meals at our Church. I have used a few of the suggested variations, always using half cheddar and half Red Leicester cheese to gave some colour. Leeks are a favourite addition here.
2nd Feb, 2012
I used several bits of leftover cheese and made pasties. They turned out to be the best pasties we have ever eaten. A very fluffy filling and would make a good saturday lunch recipe. I am amazed something so simple could taste so good.
2nd Feb, 2012
Gave it a second go at the weekend and it was all it promised to be. Used ordinary puff pastry not the all butter type and it held together well. Delicious and a great hit in lunch boxes.


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