Cheesy leek & potato pie

Cheesy leek & potato pie

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(50 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6
This pie is made like an extra-large pasty, so you don't need a special dish or ring

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal555
  • fat34g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.83g


  • 3 leeks, cut into chunks



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • small knob butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • pinch dried rosemary or thyme



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 450g potato (1 very large baking potato is perfect), chopped into thick slices



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

  • 140g melting cheese, such as cheddar, cut into small chunks
  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten



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


  1. Put the leeks, butter and herbs in a pan, cover and cook over a low heat for about 20 mins until very soft, stirring occasionally. While the leeks are cooking, put the potatoes in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 mins until just cooked. Drain the potatoes and stir into the cooked leeks. Leave to cool, stir in the cheese and season with plenty of pepper and salt if you want. The filling can now be chilled for use the following day, if you like.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Divide the pastry in two and roll one of the pieces to the size of a dinner plate. Transfer this to a baking sheet and roll the remaining pastry and any trimmings to a round about 5cm bigger than the first. Pile the filling into the middle of the round on the baking sheet, leaving a 4cm border. Brush the border with the beaten egg, then drape over the larger piece of pastry. Trim the edges to neaten, then press the sides together with your thumb. Brush the tart all over with egg. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden. Leave to rest for 10 mins before cutting into wedges and serving with beans or greens.

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13th Jan, 2011
This pie is delicious & so, so easy. Will definately be making this again - a proper pie.
9th Nov, 2010
Made it twice, once with thyme and once with rosemary. The consensus was that the rosemary version turned out better. Quite impressive results for such an easy dish.
18th Oct, 2010
Best veg pie I've cooked and my pastry was so light...a first for me. Didn't use ready made pastry... I made my own which was the best I've made for a long time. Must be getting better at it! If you freeze portions they defrost so well. Will definately be making it again, maybe adding some spices or different veg.
1st Aug, 2010
I had been to the farmers market and bought some lovely leeks so I made this last night for supper and it was marvelous. I cheated (and saved time) by useing a store bought pie crust. I only had one so I folded it in half,was more then enough for my husband and myself. I egg washed and lightly salted the top before baking, great appearance. I also added cubed ham, garlic powder and pepper. It is a great base recipe to alter anyway your preferences lead you. Will definately be making this again.
6th Dec, 2009
Delicious, I had a couple of rashers of streaky bacon and one large mushroom so I chucked them in too and WOW WOW WOW it went down a hit with the family :)
23rd Nov, 2009
fantastic. does benefit from a little wholegrain mustard in the filling.
3rd Oct, 2009
Really great and super easy, perfect for veg box users! Could easily be adapted to use other veg.
29th Aug, 2009
just finished eating this, BEAUTIFUL and really really filling without leaving you feeling bloated. Also apart from the pastry it uses alot of ingredients that we already have in the cupboards so its no trouble to make at all :D well definatly have again
9th Aug, 2009
This was very easy to make. I added bacon pieces and it was really delicious . I would definately make this again.
8th Aug, 2009
A really easy & tasty pie, the only thing I changed was to add a sliced onion in with the leeks which gave a little extra flavour. Just the thing for a hot evening here in Greece & of course served with a nice Greek Salad.


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