Super Simple and Cheap Cheese and Potato Pie recipe

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A basic and fool proof cheese and potato bake that is trivial to make.

It’s also incredibly cheap and makes use of a handful of ingredients you’re likely to have at home.

And you can make it even quicker by using ready made microwave mash or instant mash for a super fast dinner.

The recipe below, which will serve 4-6, is for a basic Cheese and Potato pie but you can easily add things such as cooked ham and bacon.


To make 4 servings

  • 8-10 Potatoes
  • Handfuls of grated cheeseOf your choice - a mix works best
  • 1-2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • A little milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of butter
  • SeasoningSalt, pepper, cayenne pepper, etc to taste

How to make a cheese and potato pie:

  1. Peel and chop up the potato, although you can leave the skin on if you prefer.
  2. Peel and dice up the onion and add both the onion and potato to boiling water on the hob.
  3. Boil them for around 15-20 or so minutes until potatoes have softened.
  4. Drain then return to the pot and add in the milk and butter. You can use more or less of each depending on your desired taste and consistency.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and and mix everything together and mash up.
  6. You could also add a pinch of cayenne pepper, chilli flakes or other seasoning to taste.
  7. Stir in handfuls of grated cheese – again, as much or as little as you like.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
  9. Top with sliced tomatoes and more grated cheese. You could also top with some breadcrumbs if you have them to hand.
  10. Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese on top has fully melted.

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