Irish Pub Pasties {Recipe}

Irish Pub Pasties {Vegetarian Cabbage Pies} Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! (Can also add ground beef!)  #irish #recipe #saintpatricksdayWe have a great little Irish pub in my town called The Celtic Ray, and as St. Patrick’s Day approaches I thought it might be fun to come up with my own interpretation of one of my favorite items on their menu–the Pub Pasty (pronounced PAH-STEE).  For those of you not familiar with this yummy little treat, a pasty is a hand-held pie filled with savory meat or vegetables & spices.

The traditional pub version is usually dipped in batter, then deep fried.  My home version uses ready-made rolled pie crusts which makes them super easy (and a lot less messy!)  They were an across-the-board hit with the whole family, though Husband did wish his had a little meat in it.  Next time I will definitely add some ground beef, at least to his!  As an added bonus, this recipe uses many of the same ingredients as this Cream of Cabbage Soup I posted a few weeks ago, which will make for an easy and delicious St. Paddy’s meal.

Cabbage Pasties Ingredients

Here is what you need:

1 onion
1/3 head cabbage
4 small carrots
8 small red potatoes
4 green onions
1 leek
4 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 tablespoon brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1 8-ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
5 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
1 pound ground beef (optional)


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1.  If using ground beef, brown beef in large frying pan, then drain, remove from pan, and set aside.  Dice onions, carrots, & potatoes.  Chop cabbage into small pieces.  Thinly slice leeks and green onions.

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2.  Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in large frying pan over medium heat.  Saute onions, green onions, & leeks until tender, approximately 6 minutes.  Add cabbage, carrots, & potatoes.  Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 more minutes.  Reduce heat to low; cover & steam for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Meanwhile, remove pie crusts from refrigerator & preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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3.  Whisk 3 eggs, mustard, & spices in large bowl.  Remove 1 tablespoon of egg mixture and whisk with 1 tablespoon of water; set aside.  Add vegetables, beef, & cheese to egg mixture and mix well.

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4.  Unroll pie crusts and cut into quarters using pizza cutter.

Irish Cabbage Pub Pies

5.  To make pasties, place one wedge of crust on parchment-paper covered cookie sheet.  Place a scoop of the veggie mixture on center of wedge, then cover with a second wedge.  Press edges with a fork to seal, then brush with egg & water mixture.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Irish Pub Pies {Vegetarian}

Yum, right?

Irish Pub Pasties {Cabbage Pies} Great St. Patrick's Day Recipe! #Irish #Recipe #Vegetarian

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  • Marlene March 11,

    Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Michelle March 11,

    This looks so yummy!

  • Shannon {Cozy Country Living} March 11,

    Wow these look great! I have never heard of these before, but I am going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Diana @ Moms Living Leaner March 14,

    Have you considered making a cook book or party book? All of your recipes are amazing, and your crafts are adorable…I would totally buy one of your books with a step by step guide to parties. Just like the recent fish fry article you wrote. Just a thought. Thanks for the recipe, I will try this tomorrow!

  • Jean March 2,

    would these freeze? If so, should I thaw before baking or add minutes to the baking time for frozen pasties.


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