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These Irish Pub Pasties are the perfect treat for St. Patrick's day. They are delicious and an easy-to-make recipe, that is for sure gonna be a crowd pleaser!

We 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.

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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.

Assemble your ingredients, butter, eggs, potatoes, onions, carrots, green onion, cheese, pie crust, salt, pepper, mustard and cabbage

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)

 

Dice onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, leeks and green onions

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.

Saute onions, green onions and leeks in pan until tender

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.

Whisk eggs, mustard, vegetables, beef, cheese, egg mixture and spices in large bowl

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.

Cut pie crusts into squares

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

Place mixture into pie crusts

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.

Seal sides of pastries with a fork

Irish Pub Pasties

These Irish Pub Pasties are the perfect treat for St. Patrick's day. They are delicious and an easy-to-make recipe, that is for sure gonna be a crowd pleaser!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Irish Pub Pasties
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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
  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. 

  3. Reduce heat to low; cover & steam for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, remove pie crusts from refrigerator & preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  4. 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.
  5. Unroll pie crusts and cut into quarters using pizza cutter.
  6. 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. 

  7. Press edges with a fork to seal, then brush with egg & water mixture. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

These Irish Pub Pasties are the perfect treat for St. Patrick's day. They are delicious and an easy-to-make recipe, that is for sure gonna be a crowd pleaser!

23 Comments

  1. Marlene
    March 11 at 09:02AM

    Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. March 11 at 10:09AM

    This looks so yummy!

  3. March 11 at 02:18PM

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

  4. March 14 at 09:37AM

    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!

  5. Jean
    March 2 at 05:52PM

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

  6. Barbara
    February 28 at 09:58PM

    I am actually hosting a St. Paddy’s Day supper for 8 people. I’m making Bangers and Mash, individual Shepherd’s Pies, Minted Green Peas, a fresh green salad, Irish Soda Bread, fruit cups w/whipped cream, and a Mint Dessert Cheeseball w/Sugar Cookies. Guinness and Stout, Bailey’s Irish Cream drinks, Soda.

  7. Anonymous
    September 22 at 04:42PM

    Pasties are actually cornish. They originated in Cornwall, England, and certainly were never meant to be deep fried. That pub has done a disservice to a delicious English delicacy and although I am pleased you enjoyed what you think is a pasty, I have a true cornish recipe if you are interested. Also, the history of the cornish pasty is fascinating too, it even has a jingle, ” if you want something hot and nasty, get yourself a cornish pasty” (pasty rhymes with nasty) ☺

  8. Liz E
    April 2 at 09:16PM

    I made these tonight and I did add meat. They are very tasty but I feel like I would like a little onion gravy drizzled over the top or maybe for dipping. It’s a lit of pie crust and seemed a little dry. They were yummy, will make again.

  9. Mary
    July 8 at 11:57PM

    Love the Celtic Ray ! Have eaten there a couple of times when visiting the area.

  10. Bill M
    September 13 at 12:20PM

    Bought everything today for dinner tonight. Would you happen to know the nutritional information on these?

  11. Sheri
    February 24 at 04:42PM

    Love the Celtic Ray if the town you are speaking of is Punta Gorda. Had the Cheeseburger Pastie and it was delicious. Inspired me to look for some recipes to try. Hope this one works out!! Wish the pub had a recipe book!!

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