The cheesy leek and potato pie came about when I wanted to make something a bit different for real comfort food. It is a bit of a take on Homity pie I guess but cheesier! So this is how I make cheesy leek and potato pie, if you enjoy it please do let me know.

Budget shopping tips for your cheesy leek and potato pie

This is a really cheap recipe to make and is a great way to use any reduced leeks you have bought for a filling meal that even kids love!

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

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Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Frozen leeks work really well in this cheesy leek and potato pie and are often cheaper too! Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

Raw leeks
Raw leeks
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Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Weight loss lunches

If you are eating healthily then you may have difficulty in finding lunches for work. This cheesy leek and potato pie is just one of many amazing healthy lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.

If you take lunch then you are so much less likely to buy food which inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.

Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you. Why not give it a go and make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

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Other recipes you may enjoy

This cheesy leek and potato pie is a great budget meal to make to help you with dieting, you can find lots more here. I always find potatoes are good ingredients for budget meals so check my potatoes guide for more ideas too.

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes here.

Which meal do you struggle with ideas for? I have lists of breakfast ideas and lunch ideas if that helps you. Popular choices are macaroni cheese, gardener’s pie, homity pie and cowboy cheesy potato bake.

Leek and macaroni cheese
Leek and macaroni cheese

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Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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Leek and potato pie

Cheesy leek and potato pie a no pastry pie

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

A hearty cheesy leek and potato pie without pastry


Ingredients

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  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • 3 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 4 large Baking Potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 large Leeks (thinly sliced)
  • 2 large Red onion (diced)
  • 280 grams Eatlean Protein Cheese (Grated)
  • 250 grams Fat free cottage cheese with chives
  • 2 Eggs
  • Black Pepper and Seasalt as needed to season.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°c
  2. Place potatoes and boiling water in a pan and bring to a boil. Cook for around 20 minutes until soft enough to mash
  3. Drain potatoes and mash then set aside.
  4. Using a large frying pan and low calorie cooking spray fry the leeks, garlic and onions until soft.
  5. Mix the leek mixture into the potatoes and set aside.
  6. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl
  7. Add the eggs, cottage cheese and grated cheese into the mashed potatoes and leek mixture and mix thoroughly. Season well and pour into a large casserole dish.
  8. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden on top.


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2 Comments

  1. Comfort food = my kind of food. The cheesiness and leek/potato combo meant this was ideal for me!