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Easy Cheese And Onion Pie

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Really easy Cheese And Onion pie recipe – you can cheat your way to a super simple pie using ready made puff pastry.

Our old school cheese and onion pie makes a delicious summery easy meal and great for taking along as picnic food on a day out. And it’s super easy to make!

I make this for dinner and serve with a huge bowl of salad, chutney and maybe some creamy potato salad as a little extra. Or on cold days it goes great with a scoop of mashed potatoes and some baked beans.

homemade cheese and onion pie on a wooden board next to a pot of ploughman's chutney and bowl of salad

Why You’ll Love This Cheese And Onion Pie Recipe

⭐️ Super easy! – Grab yourself a roll of store-bought puff pastry to make this tasty savoury pie. It’s super easy to make, just wrap the pastry around your home-cooked cheesy potato filling brush with egg wash and bake! You won’t need a pie dish or pie tin. 

⭐️ You can use your favourite cheese – you don’t need to stick to a good old mature cheddar cheese for this pie, you can throw in whatever cheese you like, or even a combination of different cheeses. 

⭐️ You can add in extras! – Because you’re making the pie yourself, you can add in any extra ingredients you fancy. Or add a little extra kick with some cayenne pepper, or English mustard powder.


Cheese And Onion Pie Ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of ingredients to make our delicious Easy Cheese Pie recipe

cheese and onion pie ingredients on a white table - puff pastry, onions, cubed potatoes, grated cheese, beaten egg, olive oil
  • Potato – peeled and chopped into small cubes – around 1cm
  • Puff Pastry Sheet – ready to bake – we use Jus-Rol all butter puff pastry
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion – sliced or chopped
  • Garlic – finely chopped
  • Sprig Rosemary – leaves picked and finely chopped, you can swap this for a tsp dried mixed herbs or some freshly picked thyme leaves.
  • Cheddar Cheese – grated
  • Egg – beaten

Cooks Note! – Remember to take the puff pastry sheet out of the fridge around 20 minutes before you want to use it.


How To Make Cheese AND Onion Pie

Prep Time – 30 minutes / Cook Time 30 minutes (approx)

  1. Cook the potatoes – place the diced potato cubes into cold water with a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and cook with the lid on for around 4-5 minutes or until just tender. Drain the potatoes and put them to one side for a few minutes until ready to add them to the cheese pie filling.
  2. Fry the onions – add the olive oil to a frying pan and gently fry the onions, chopped garlic and rosemary for around 6-7 minutes or until softened.
cheese and onion pie filling cooking in a frying pan
  1. Mix up the cheese and onion pie filling – tip the potatoes into the onion mixture and stir to combine,
  2. Heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  3. Lay a sheet of greaseproof paper onto the baking sheet. If your pastry is a little sticky, sprinkle a little flour onto the paper before adding the pastry sheet.
  4. Unroll the pastry sheet and lay it onto the greaseproof paper, Use a sharp knife to make diagonal cuts into the pastry – leaving a good sized space down the centre of the pastry sheet for the pie filling to go.
sheet of puff pastry with cheese and onion pie filling laid down the middle
  1. Fill the pie – sprinkle half the grated cheese onto the middle section of the pastry sheet, then top with the potato and onion mixture and finish with the rest of the grated cheese.
  2. Brush the pastry with beaten egg and then bring the pastry strips over the mixture to make criss cross effect, tucking under the ends to stop the filling escaping.
  3. Bake the pie – brush the whole pie with beaten egg and bake in the oven for around 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown.
homemade cheese and onion pie on a wooden serving board next to a pot of Ploughman's chutney

Use Different Pastry – you can make the pie with shortcrust patty or gluten free pastry instead.

Add Extra Fillings – add in some extra fillings try baked beans, bacon bits, or fried mushrooms and peppers.

⭐ Don’t overfill the pie or the ingredients will squeeze out during cooking.

⭐ Store cooled leftover cheese and onion pie in an airtight container or wrapped in foil in the fridge. Leftovers are delicious cold next day.

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homemade cheese and onion pie on a wooden board next to a pot of ploughman's chutney and bowl of salad

Easy Cheese and Onion Pie

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Super easy cheese and onion pie with ready made puff pastry

Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato - peeled and diced into 1cm cubes
  • 320g puff pastry sheet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 1 clove garlic - finely diced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves - chopped
  • 150g Cheddar cheese - grated
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Place the diced potato cubes into cold water with a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and cook with the lid on for around 4-5 minutes or until just tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and put them to one side for a few minutes until ready to add them to the cheese pie filling.
  3. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and gently fry the onions, chopped garlic and rosemary for around 6-7 minutes or until softened.
  4. Then tip the potatoes into the mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  6. Lay a sheet of greaseproof paper onto the baking sheet. If your pastry is a little sticky, sprinkle a little flour onto the paper before adding the pastry sheet.
  7. Unroll the pastry sheet and lay it onto the greaseproof paper.
  8. Use a sharp knife to make diagonal cuts into the pastry – leaving a good sized space down the centre of the pastry sheet for the pie filling to go.
  9. Sprinkle half the grated cheese onto the middle section of the pastry sheet, then top with the potato and onion mixture and finish with the rest of the grated cheese.
  10. Brush the pastry with beaten egg and then bring the pastry strips over the mixture to make criss cross effect, tucking under the ends to stop the filling escaping.
  11. Brush the whole pie with beaten egg and bake in the oven for around 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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