Cheese and onion pie
CourseMain course
Main ingredientsCheese and onion

Cheese and onion pie is a savoury dish,[1] the basis of which is an outer layer of savoury pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, onion, herbs and sometimes potato. Many recipes contain Lancashire cheese, indicating parentage of North West England.[2]


This was a food traditionally popular with the working classes of Northern England, due to a combination of relatively cheap ingredients which provided sustenance to workers, particularly in the mining, steel, and manufacturing industries. Today there are artisan versions of the dish available,[3] however potato is often used to bulk out cheaper mass-produced pies, it's traditionally popular in Rochdale.

See also


  1. ^ Hopkinson, Simon (2002-04-16). "Cheese and onion pie - Recipes - Food & Drink". The Independent. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  2. ^ Marks, David. "Recipe for Traditional Cheese and Onion Pie". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ "heidi – Pieminister". Retrieved 6 January 2018.