Cheese and Onion Pasties

These Cheese and Onion Pasties are a slimming friendly treat whether you’re following a plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

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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.

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  • Add the diced onion, grated cheese, mustard powdered Worcestershire sauce and mash with a fork. Mashing until smooth.

Cheese and Onion Pasties | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • 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.

Cheese and Onion Pasties | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • 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!

These Cheese and Onion Pasties are really easy to make. Other than the ingredients, you’ll need a couple of kitchen basics like a good baking tray like this one from Amazon!

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,

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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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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prick the potatoes with a knife, then microwave them until soft (about 7-10 minutes)
  2. Cut the potatoes in half, scoop the potato into a bowl
  3. Add the diced onion, grated cheese, mustard powdered Worcestershire sauce and mash with a fork
  4. Continue mashing until there are no lumps and everything is mixed together well
  5. Take a wrap and place half of the potato mix on one half of the wrap (be careful not to get any too close to the edge)
  6. Brush the exposed side of the wrap and all around the edges with beaten egg
  7. Fold the wrap in half and press down around the edge. Crimp the edges using the back of a fork, then place on a baking tray sprayed with Low Calorie Cooking Spray. Brush the outside of the pasty with beaten egg
  8. Bake at 200°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown

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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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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19 Comments
  1. I am having difficulty printing the recipes from my iPad.
    When I press the print button all I get is a white screen.
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  2. I would be great to find a homemade recipe for low fat wrap, too. Lots of us struggle to get the ww wraps 😉. If anyone knows of one please post. These look absolutely gorgeous, making my mouth water!

    Thank you fo all your lovely recipes 😀

  3. I made 3 pasties with 30g of full fat cheddar as I didn’t have any reduced fat variety, then I put 3 extra light cheese triangles in with the mixture. They were delicious without that heavy greasiness you feel after eating a standard pasty. I will add some black pepper next time to add a little bit of extra flavour. Delighted with this recipe.

  4. Thanks will make again, really enjoyed and kept reasonably for the next day. for lunch at work. Agree with the above slightly and will add some milk to wet the filling a little next time.

  5. Do i need to use mustard powder or can i use prepared mustard instead – if so how much would you think equals 1 pinch of mustard powder.

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