These Cheese and Onion Pasties are a slimming friendly treat whether you’re following a plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
These Cheese and Onion Pasties work well hot or cold, for lunch or dinner, and even as a tasty picnic treat!
This is one of our many slimming friendly versions of pastries, check out some other favourites here;
How many Calories are Cheese and Onion Pasties?
There are 330 calories in each pasty which saves some precious calories on a shop bought version. Best of all, these pasties are jam packed full of flavour!!
These Cheese and Onion Pasties are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and they fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are Cheese and Onion Pasties suitable for?
This Cheese and Onion Pasties can be made suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Tortilla Wraps
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
These Cheese and Onion Pasties are also suitable for vegetarians if you use a veggie version of Worcestershire Sauce.
How Weight Watchers friendly are Cheese and Onion Pasties?
These Cheese and Onion Pasties are just 8 Points each, that’s an amazing points saving on a shop or bakery bought version!
They also make a great meal, so serve them with your choice of accompaniment. You can keep the Points low by serving them with a side of zero Point vegetables.
How to make Cheese and Onion Pasties
- Prick the potatoes with a knife, then microwave them until soft.
- Cut the potatoes in half, scoop the potato into a bowl.
- Add the diced onion, grated cheese, mustard powdered Worcestershire sauce and mash with a fork. Mashing until smooth.
- Take a wrap and place half of the potato mix on one half of the wrap.
- Brush the exposed side of the wrap and all around the edges with beaten egg. Fold the wrap in half and press down around the edge.
- Crimp the edges, place on a baking tray and brush the outside with beaten egg.
- Bake until golden brown and serve with an accompaniment from below.
What should you serve with Cheese and Onion Pasties?
These pasties are great on their own, but if you want to make a full meal of it, why not serve them with one of these accompaniments;
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Cheese and Onion Pasties?
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The low calorie tortilla wraps are essential for making these Cheese and Onion Pasties. We used the Weight Watchers White Wraps to make these.
We’ve tried many low calorie wraps (Fitzgeralds, BFree), and the Weight Watchers ones are by far the best! They are the only wraps that we’ve found that crimp well, don’t split and actually stay stuck together.
That being said, if you need to make these gluten free you can substitute with a suitable wrap. You could always roll them like our Sausage Rolls instead of crimping them!
You’ll also need a potato masher to make sure all that potato is smooth!
How do you know when Cheese and Onion Pasties are cooked?
When the Cheese and Onion Pasties are golden and crispy on the outside they will be cooked and ready,
This should take approx 15 minutes in the oven at 200°C.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached at least 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Cheese and Onion Pasties in the fridge?
Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftover pasties in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Cheese and Onion Pasties?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Cheese and Onion Pasties?
We find that these Cheese and Onion Pasties are best reheated in the oven, so they keep that crispy ‘pastry’ shell.
From chilled: Place on a baking tray with a piece of foil over the pasties to prevent burning. Place in a 200°C preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, then place on a baking tray with a piece of foil over the pasties to prevent burning. Place in a 200°C preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.
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