Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie

  • 15MINS
  • 50MINS
  • 286KCAL

Swap high calorie shortcrust pastry for lighter filo to enjoy this comforting favourite even if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories286
  • Carbs30g
  • Protein16g
  • Fat10g
  • Saturates5.9g
  • Sugars4.9g

Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Our Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie is comfort food at its finest and by replacing high calorie shortcrust pastry with filo, this is a dish that you can enjoy even if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve used Henderson’s Relish in this recipe to keep it vegetarian, but you can use any relish that you like or even some Worcestershire sauce instead – you’ll just need to remember to adjust the nutritional information accordingly!

We love ours served up with a mixed salad for a tasty, comforting dinner that’s also low on calories and Points!

What diets is this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie suitable for?

This Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Reduced fat mature cheddar

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie?

We’ve used Henderson’s Relish in our Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie and you can pick this up in your local supermarket.

You’ll also need to use a deep pie dish – we find that a metal one helps to keep the base crispy – and a cheese grater.

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How many calories are in this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie?

There are 286 calories per portion in this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 180c. Place the diced potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until a fork slides easily through the potatoes.

Step 2

While the potatoes are cooking, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium to low heat, until they are soft and a golden brown colour. This can take up to 15 minutes. Don’t be persuaded to increase the heat to speed this up as the slow cooking caramelises the onions and develops the flavour.

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Step 3

When the potatoes are cooked, drain and place in a bowl. Roughly mash them with a fork – it’s fine to have some pieces remaining.

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Step 4

Add the grated cheese (reserving a handful to top the pie), onions, mustard and garlic granules and the Henderson’s Relish.

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Step 5

Beat the egg, add to the potato and cheese mixture and mix thoroughly.

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Step 6

Spray a deep pie dish with low calorie cooking spray. A metal dish is best for this, as it helps to evenly cook the bottom.

Step 7

Spray each sheet of filo pastry with low calorie cooking spray, and line the pie dish, leaving 3-4 cm over the edge of the dish.

Step 8

Spread the filling evenly into the pie dish.

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Step 9

Scrunch up the filo around the edge and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the potato mixture.

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Step 10

Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, until golden and firm.

Step 11

Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie?

This Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie really is a meal in itself, but it would also work really well when served with a fresh, mixed salad or any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie is cooked?

You should cook your Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and firm.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie?

Yes you can!  Simply cool the pie, cut into individual portions and wrap well before freezing.  Please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container that is suitable for freezing to prevent the pastry from being crushed.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie?

From chilled: Reheat in a moderate oven for around 10-15 minutes or until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost in the fridge overnight and then reheat in a moderate oven for around 10-15 minutes or until piping hot.

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Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie

Swap high calorie shortcrust pastry for lighter filo to enjoy this comforting favourite even if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 286
  • Carbs 30G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 80 g filo pastry 4 sheets
  • 600 g potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 240 g reduced fat mature cheddar grated
  • 300 g onions diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180c. Place the diced potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until a fork slides easily through the potatoes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium to low heat, until they are soft and a golden brown colour. This can take up to 15 minutes. Don't be persuaded to increase the heat to speed this up as the slow cooking caramelises the onions and develops the flavour.
  3. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and place in a bowl. Roughly mash them with a fork - it's fine to have some pieces remaining.
  4. Add the grated cheese (reserving a handful to top the pie), onions, mustard and garlic granules and the Henderson’s Relish.
  5. Beat the egg, add to the potato and cheese mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Spray a deep pie dish with low calorie cooking spray. A metal dish is best for this, as it helps to evenly cook the bottom.
  7. Spray each sheet of filo pastry with low calorie cooking spray, and line the pie dish, leaving 3-4 cm over the edge of the dish.
  8. Spread the filling evenly into the pie dish.
  9. Scrunch up the filo around the edge and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the potato mixture.
  10. Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, until golden and firm.
  11. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

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SiaWednesday 26th August 2020

Hi what is 0.3 eggs ? How would you measure that ? I’m rAther confused

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    HollyWednesday 26th August 2020

    Hi Sia, I think you have reduced the serving size down from 6 to 2 people? So an average egg once beaten is about 3 tbsp so it’s probably easier to measure it as 1tbsp of beaten egg if you are making the pie for 2. Hope that helps!

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HannahTuesday 23rd June 2020

Hi,

Can you leave the mustard powder out?

Thanks

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    SharonTuesday 23rd June 2020

    Hi Hannah, yes, you can leave the mustard powder if you like, it’s really a personal preference thing, but it does go very well with cheese!

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Lesley RobinsonFriday 29th May 2020

Hi. I made this but let it go cold to eat with salad it was very claggy. Should it be eaten hot.

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    SharonFriday 29th May 2020

    Hi Lesley, we would suggest eating this pie freshly cooked and still hot. It’s fine to eat cold but will be firmer when cooled. Thanks for getting in touch.

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KirstyWednesday 6th May 2020

You don’t say at what point you include the onions

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    Sharon FitzpatrickThursday 7th May 2020

    Hi Kirsty, thanks for getting in touch. The onions are mentioned in step 4, where they are added with the grated cheese (reserving a handful to top the pie), the mustard, garlic granules and Henderson’s Relish. Hope this helps and that you enjoy the pie!

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      KaraTuesday 30th June 2020

      I’ve just made this and it doesn’t mention when to add the onions
      It’s not listed on the recipe in step four but added it then

      HollyTuesday 30th June 2020

      Hey Kara, In step 4 you need to add the grated cheese (reserving a handful to top the pie), onions, mustard and garlic granules and the Henderson’s Relish. Hope that helps!

JenniferTuesday 24th March 2020

You do not say at what temperature this has to be cooked.

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    HollyTuesday 5th May 2020

    Hi Jennifer, it’s best to preheat your oven to 180c before starting the recipe. It will have reached temperature by the time the pie needs to go in to cook. We hope you enjoy the pie!

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joyce m deansSunday 22nd March 2020

would love to try your cheese and onion pie….BUT…you don’t give oven temperature anywhere

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    HollyTuesday 5th May 2020

    Hi Joyce, if you preheat the oven to 180c before starting the recipe it will have reached temperature by the time the pie needs to go in to cook. We hope you enjoy it!

    Reply

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