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Mashed Potato and Stilton Pie Recipe

Definitely a winter comfort food recipe. This is a good potato side dish for blue cheese lovers. You can also make it ahead. We've calculated it as serving 6 hungry people a very generous 350 g (3/4 lb) serving, but if your people are lighter eaters or there are several other things on the plate, it could serve 8 people.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Quiches and Savoury Pies
Servings 6


  • Put a good sized pot of water on to boil. No need to salt the water.
  • Peel, chop and boil the potatoes.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, start the onions. Peel and chunk them, and put in a frying pan with half the butter (about two tablespoons.) Cook over moderate-low heat until they become soft and golden, but not brown -- about 25 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash with the milk and remaining butter (two tablespoons.)
  • Butter a large (about 28 cm / 11 inches or thereabouts) cast-iron frying pan (or spray it with cooking spray). Take half the mashed potato and make a thick layer with it, covering the bottom of the frying pan. Place all the onions on this, spread them around, add a bit of salt and pepper, then crumble the cheese around. Put the remaining potatoes on and spread around and smooth a bit. (Optional: spray the top lightly with cooking spray for better browning.)
  • Bake for about half an hour. The top should be golden, and the insides bubbling up a bit around the sides.


Serve in slices like a pie. Makes 6 very generous slices. You could use another, milder blue cheese.
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