In Recipes on Sunday 6th Jan, 2019

Cheesy bean and potato bake

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A great light dinner option. Source: Getty

Cheesy, comforting and absolutely delicious! This bean and potato bake is a winner every time and really brings the flavour.

It’s easy to whip together and is great for a budget-friendly option during the week, too. Add extra veggies if you like — mushrooms, capsicum and corn kernels all work well. The great thing is if there are any leftovers you can always store them in the fridge!


  • 450g desiree potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1/2 cup hot milk 
  • 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 820g can baked beans in tomato sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 200C. 
  2. Place potatoes in medium saucepan. Cover with cold water. Season with salt. Bring to the boil over high heat. 
  3. Boil for 15 minutes. Drain. Return potatoes to pan. 
  4. Cook over low heat for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. 
  5. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes. Add milk. Mash until smooth. 
  6. Add 1/2 cup cheese. Stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. 
  7. Place beans in a 5 cup-capacity baking dish. Cover with mash. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. 

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