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Homemade Mince & Cheese Pie

20 minutes


4 - 6 people

Pies are such a comfort food. I cant think of anybody who would turn down a tasty home made pie. There is something so comforting about a warm pie coming out of the oven, freshly baked spreading those amazing aromas all around the house. Mince & Cheese Pies are a big thing in New Zealand. They are typically made with fluffy pastries filled with a mince meat, cheese and some type of sauce. There are of course, a variety of fillings and everyone has their favourite. Here, I share with you my version of a cozy, homemade mince & cheese pie.

Mince & Cheese Pie (pre-cooked)

The pie

This mince & cheese pie is a home-made version of the conventional bakery or frozen supermarket pie. It is made with simple ingredients and it is fuss-free. You can make both your crust and pie filling from scratch and not regret a single second spent on creating this recipe. Leon was the inspiration for this recipe, he loves the classic NZ pies. So, to add to this experience I decided to prepare a home-made mince and cheese pie as this is his favourite.

Mince & Cheese Pie Prep

The Pie Crust

Making the pie crust is not as terrifying as it seems. Check out my post on making an easy butter pie crust here. The post shows you how to make an easy butter pie crust step by step. If you are short for time feel free to use an already made pastry pie and then just follow the recipe for the mince & cheese filling.

Prepping the mince & cheese filling is super easy. Add all of the ingredients in one large pan, cook for 15 minutes, stuff into your pie crust and pop it in the oven. There is not much wrong that can go with this recipe and you end up with such a comforting dish and fulfillment that you made it yourself.

Mince & Cheese Pie

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that it brings something new to your kitchen. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If you make this recipe feel free tag me over on Instagram. I would love to see what you create.

Mince & Cheese Pie Slice

Looking for more?

If you are looking for more ideas, try one of the recipes below:

Gibanica – Serbian Cheese Pie

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Easy Jam Crescents

I hope that you enjoy this recipe! This homemade mince & cheese pie is a great comfort dish and anybody can make it. If pies are a big part of your family tradition, your family will love this easy, simple and delicious pie. Leave a comment and let me know how this recipe turns out for you. If you get a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. If you get a little stuck or have any questions, you can also reach me over on Instagram



Adjust Servings
400g minced meat
300g grated cheese
1can chopped tomatoes
2large yellow onions
3cloves garlic
1tsp ground paprika
1tsp garlic salt
1tsp basil
1tsp thyme
salt & pepper (to taste)
1whole egg (beaten for glazing)


First prepare the butter pie crust by following the recipe below:
Once the crust has been prepared and rolled out, preheat the oven to 180 C.
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In a pan, heat up the olive oil and add the chopped onion. Cook the onion for a couple of minutes and allow it to soften. Then, add in the three cloves of garlic and cook for a further two minutes
Add in the minced meat and cook until the meat has browned. Once the meat has browned, add in the can of tomatoes and all of the seasonings. Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in most of the cheese - set aside.
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Once the mice filling is done, take out the preapred butter pie crust and spread some grated cheese on the bottom. Place the mince filling into the crust and enclose the pie with either a whole layer of butter pies crust or with decorative pieces.
Glaze the pie with the beaten egg.
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Bake the pie in the oven at 180 C for 40 - 45 minutes. The pie is ready once the pie crust has become a crispy, golden colour.
Once the pie is baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
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