Pate with Port

  • 15MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 111KCAL

A slimming friendly twist on a family favourite starter, we've kept the port for a touch of luxury while keeping the calories low!

  • Christmas Recipes pinchofnom.com
  • Batch Cook pinchofnom.com
  • Everyday Light pinchofnom.com

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories111
  • Carbs6.7g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.7g
  • Sugars5.8g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Pate is such a luxurious and indulgent treat that is often enjoyed as a starter on special occasions. However, it’s usually made with lots of butter and isn’t particularly slimming-friendly!

We love a challenge, so with a few clever swaps we’ve come up with a delicious Pate with Port recipe with a kick of port flavour, and it’s as rich and delicious as the full fat version!

Ideal for a starter for your Christmas dinner (or ANY dinner, really!), you could serve this with a couple of water biscuits, a wedge of crusty bread or a plate of colourful veggie crudités for a lighter version of a holiday classic. We’ve perfected a few slimming friendly starters and snacks, including Mini Pork and Stilton Pies:

Mini Pork and Stilton Pies - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

This pate is perfect for pre-prepping in advance as it can be frozen! Simply use freezer-friendly ramekins and defrost overnight, ready to plate up with whatever accompaniment you like. If you’re looking for more recipes to make in advance, try our Christmas Calzone:

Christmas Calzone - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets is this Pate with Port suitable for?

Pate with Port can be enjoyed on gluten free diets, but be take care to ensure there’s no gluten in whatever you serve it on.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pate with Port recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pate with Port recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pate with Port recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 2 Points per portion of this Pate with Port recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Pate with Port?

Chicken livers are an essential ingredient of pate, and you can find them at most supermarkets or at your local butcher. Redcurrant jelly should be available in supermarkets all year round in the condiment aisle, but even more widely in the run up to Christmas!

This post contains affiliate links: what this means

A mini food processor is essential for a smooth consistency, and you can pick them up on Amazon.

pinch of nom amazon image

A set of individual ramekins are ideal for serving this pate for easy dipping and spreading. You can get them in supermarkets, or on Amazon.

pinch of nom amazon image

How many calories are in this Pate with Port?

This Pate with Port is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 111 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Pate with Port recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 1 pinchofnom.com

Step 2

Remove any sinew from the livers and cut any large pieces in half.

Step 2 pinchofnom.com

Step 3

Add to the pan with the garlic and thyme and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the liver is cooked through. It should still be pink in the middle, but not raw or bloody.

Step 4

Add 2 tbsp of port (reserving the rest for the topping) and allow a minute for the liquid to evaporate.

Step 4 pinchofnom.com

Step 5

Put the liver in a food processor along with the cream cheese and blitz for a few seconds until smooth.

Step 5 pinchofnom.com

Step 6

Add some salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7

Spoon the pate into 6 individual small ramekin dishes, cover and  pop in the refrigerator.

Step 7 pinchofnom.com

Step 8

Place the remaining port and the redcurrant jelly into a small saucepan and place over a medium heat.

Step 8 pinchofnom.com

Step 9

Whisk together until well combined and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes.

Step 9 pinchofnom.com

Step 10

Spoon the redcurrant and port jelly evenly on to the top of the pate to form a sweet glaze.

Step 10 pinchofnom.com

Step 11

Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving with some crackers or some vegetable crudités.

Pate with Port - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Pate with Port?

This part works wonderfully with simple accompaniments like a crusty roll, water biscuits or fresh crunchy vegetables. For more Christmas treat ideas, take a look at the following:

Filo Crackers pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 27MINS
  • 90KCal
Cheese and Pickle Twists pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 27MINS
  • 41KCal
Halloumi in Blankets pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 25MINS
  • 83KCal
Christmas Chocolate Log pinchofnom.com
Simple
  • 34MINS
  • 133KCal

How do you know when Pate with Port is cooked?

You should cook this Pate with Port until the liver is cooked through. It should still be pink in the middle, but not raw or bloody. This will take around 6 minutes in total.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Pate with Port in the fridge?

Ideally you should eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool as soon as possible before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Pate with Port can be kept in the fridge for around 2 days.

Can I freeze Pate with Port?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough in individual portions.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it (no one likes mystery meat!)

How do I reheat Pate with Port?

No need to reheat! Simply defrost from frozen overnight and serve.

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

Pate with Port

A slimming friendly twist on a family favourite starter, we've kept the port for a touch of luxury while keeping the calories low!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 111
  • Carbs 6.7G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g chicken livers
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme woody stems discarded, finely chopped
  • 60 g low fat cream cheese
  • 60 ml port
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

Please do not screenshot this. Recipes are updated often

Instructions

  1. Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove any sinew from the livers and cut any large pieces in half.
  3. Add to the pan with the garlic and thyme and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the liver is cooked through. It should still be pink in the middle, but not raw or bloody.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of port (reserving the rest for the topping) and allow a minute for the liquid to evaporate.
  5. Put the liver in a food processor along with the cream cheese and blitz for a few seconds until smooth.
  6. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spoon the pate into 6 individual small ramekin dishes, cover and  pop in the refrigerator.
  8. Place the remaining port and the redcurrant jelly into a small saucepan and place over a medium heat.
  9. Whisk together until well combined and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Spoon the redcurrant and port jelly evenly onto the top of the pate to form a sweet glaze.
  11. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving with some crackers or some vegetable crudités.

Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

Find out why here

We love seeing your photos of Pate with Port, don’t forget to tag us in your creations!

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

If you like these…try these

Christmas Chocolate Log pinchofnom.com
Simple
  • 34MINS
  • 133KCal
Christmas Pie pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 2HR 10
  • 346KCal
Chestnut Stuffing pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 35MINS
  • 53KCal
Christmas Trifle pinchofnom.com
Simple
  • 40MINS
  • 300KCal

4 comments

See what others have to say

Lucea TurnerSunday 22nd November 2020

Made the pate yesterday, it is LUSH! There is none left, my son polished it off. Not as firm as I expected but still very, very tasty. This is now on my Christmas menu. A real winner!

Reply

    HollyMonday 23rd November 2020

    Hi Lucea, so glad you enjoyed the Pate with Port!

    Reply

ZoeSaturday 14th November 2020

This sounds fab – do you know how long the pate last for in the fridge? Thanks.

Reply

    SharonMonday 16th November 2020

    Hi Zoe, thanks for getting in touch with your question. The Pate with Port will keep for about 2 days in the fridge. Do hope you enjoy the recipe!

    Reply

Join the conversation

Comment or ask our advice

Leave a Reply

Our newsletter

Get the latest pinch