Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks and cheese

Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks and cheese
Potatoes are a failsafe dinner option and although some might argue that they’re less convenient than popular alternatives (such as pasta and rice), actually they can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, nutritious and quick meals during the week.

Sales of fresh potatoes have been in decline in Great Britain as our tastes have slowly changed over the past years. Not only are they seen less versatile for our everyday cooking, but they’re also considered unhealthy. In reality, potatoes are 100% natural, fat-free, gluten-free and have powerful nutrients and antioxidants.

Despite the traditional forms of cooking (roast potatoes, mash or fries) – they can be used for appetizers, soups, starters, mains and even desserts. Potatoes are more than just a bit on the side!

Add a whole new flavour dimension to your classic mash potato recipe – mix it with pancetta, leeks and Roquefort cheese and bake until golden.

Let’s cook! Step 1 Add cold water in a large pan, salt well and bring to the boil. Halve or quarter the potatoes so they’re all about the same size. Boil for 20 minutes until tender.

Step 2 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the finely chopped onion and leeks and fry for 10 minutes until soft. Add the pancetta (or bacon) and fry for 3-5 minutes until golden. Season to taste and set aside.

Step 3 Preheat the oven to 190°C, drain the potatoes and mash coarsely, mixing in the butter and milk. Season well and add the egg. Stir in the leek mixture and half the cheese, then use to fill a buttered casserole. Step 4 Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until golden. Serve on its own or with green beans.

Made with just a few ingredients and ready in less than an hour, could this recipe be your next favourite dish?Pssst, if you’re stuck for inspiration, you can find more recipes on www.lovepotatoes.co.uk.

Let's cook - Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks & cheese

Let's cook - Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks & cheese

Let's cook - Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks & cheese

Let's cook - Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks & cheese

Let's cook - Mashed potato pie with pancetta, leeks & cheese

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