Potato, cheese and garlic bake

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Potato, cheese and garlic bake
Potato, cheese and garlic bake
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:555
Ready in:2 hours 15 minutes (includes roasting the garlic)
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:2 hours
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:27th October 2012

This recipe has been adapted from Mrs Maureen Kirkland's recipe for Cheese Pie which appears in The Hairy Bikers' book, Mum's Know Best (ISBN 0297860267). My version is rather more powerful and rustic.


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Mise en place


  1. Boil the potatoes until they are cooked.
  2. Drain thoroughly and put through a ricer with the butter and milk.
  3. Add the pepper, garlic and chillies (if using) and mix well.
  4. Add 60 g each of the two cheeses and mix again.
  5. Layer the bottom of the baking dish with half of the potato mixture.
  6. Sprinkle a further 60 g each of the two cheeses over the top.
  7. Season again and spread the rest of the potato mixture over the top.
  8. Mix the remaining cheese with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle them onto the potato mixture.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the cheese has crispened.

Serving suggestions

Serve with vegetables and any suitable sauce. Also good with salad.


Use any combination of strong cheese you like. I would normally include some fried chilli slices, but as my daughter is eating this as well, I have had to omit them on this occasion.

Chef's notes

Cornish Quartz cheese is available from Waitrose

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