What's for dinner? Easy muffin tin potpies from 'Great British Baking Show' winner

David Atherton shared a recipe from his new kids cookbook.

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David Atherton, winner of the "Great British Baking Show," shared a recipe from his new cookbook, "Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook: Fun and Healthy Recipes for Young Cooks."

These potpies are made in muffin tins and take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Easy-Peasy Potpies

"These potpies look fancy, but they are actually very easy to make. I’ve used potato, peas and cheese in this recipe, but you can use a mix of any tasty ingredients you’d like," Atherton said. "Whichever ingredients you choose, there’s nothing better than a hot potpie to warm you up on a cold day."


Makes 10 potpies

1 medium sweet potato
1 baking potato
2 oz cheddar cheese
1 medium egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 package of filo pastry
A little olive oil


Peel and finely grate both potatoes, and grate the cheese. Mix together in a bowl.

Add the egg, salt, peas and tomato paste, and stir until combined.

Use scissors to cut the filo pastry into quarters (roughly 6x6-inch squares).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Brush 10 holes of a muffin tin with a little olive oil. Place a pastry square in one hole, then add 2 more layers.

Put a tablespoon of mixture in the middle of the pie and fold the excess pastry over the top. Repeat to make nine more pies.

Brush with a little olive oil, then bake for 15 minutes.

Leave the pies to cool on a cooling rack, then enjoy! Freeze any leftover pies for another day.

Recipe reprinted with permission from BAKE, MAKE, AND LEARN TO COOK. Text copyright © 2020 by Nomadbaker Ltd. Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Rachel Stubbs. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.