Steak and Stilton Pie

  • 20MINS
  • 3HR
  • Serves 4
  • 340KCAL

With tender steak, tangy Stilton and a crispy filo pastry topping, you’d never know this hearty, comforting pie is so slimming friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories340
  • Carbs23g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates6.4g
  • Sugars6.5g

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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!

There’s no need to miss out on pie when you’re on a slimming journey! This Steak and Stilton Pie is great if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers. 

We’ve kept this recipe nice and light by using crispy filo pastry rather than buttery shortcrust. This cuts down on the calories without losing any of the flavour, and keeps this recipe hearty and filling. 

Inside, the pairing of tender, melt in the mouth steak and deliciously tangy Stilton makes for a dreamy flavour combination! Simmered on the hob until the beef is velvety and soft, this recipe takes a little bit of time, but it’s well worth the effort. 

We love to serve this Steak and Stilton Pie instead of a traditional Sunday roast, with a good dollop of mash and plenty of veg – it’s SO good! 

The rich steak filling can also be cooked in the slow cooker so you can leave it simmering low and slow all day and finish off the pie in the oven when you get home. Find the slow cooker recipe here

What diets is this Steak and Stilton Pie suitable for?

This recipe is not suitable for dairy free or gluten free diets. 

Please remember to double check ingredients and preparation methods if cooking for people with allergies. 

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Steak and Stilton Pie recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Steak and Stilton Pie?

You will need a red wine stock pot to make this recipe. These can be found alongside the stock cubes in most supermarkets. Using a red wine stock pot rather than red wine helps to keep this recipe slimming friendly. 

If you prefer, you can substitute the stock pot for 100ml of red wine (just remember to reduce the amount of water used in your beef stock by 100ml so there is not too much liquid in your filling). 

If you can’t get hold of a red wine stock pot you can also substitute this for a beef stock cube with a splash of red wine vinegar. 

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You’ll need a medium sized pie dish to make this recipe (around 28cm). 

Red wine stock pots can be found in the supermarket or ordered online. 

How many calories are in this Steak and Stilton Pie?

There are 340 calories per portion in this Steak and Stilton Pie, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Steak and Stilton Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits 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.

Step 1

Spray a heavy, medium saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat.

Step 2

Coat the steak in the flour and add to the hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan.

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Step 3

Deglaze the pan with a little stock, scraping up and mixing in any bits off the bottom of the pan and then spray again with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes, until beginning to soften.

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Step 4

Add the steak back to the pan along with the garlic and thyme, pour in the remaining stock, the Henderson’s relish and red wine stock pot, stir and bring to the boil.

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Step 5

Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 2 hours.

Step 6

After 2 hours, remove the lid and stir in the mushrooms. Carry on cooking, uncovered, for another 30 minutes or until the steak is soft and falls apart.

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Step 7

Add the crumbled Stilton and stir until melted. Season with some black pepper.

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Step 8

Pour into the ovenproof dish, and preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 9

Cut the filo sheets into strips, scrunch up and place on top of the pie, covering the filling completely. Use a pastry brush to egg wash the top.

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Step 10

Place on a baking tray to catch any spills in case the filling bubbles over and pop in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and crisp. Serve!

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How do you know when Steak and Stilton Pie is cooked?

You should cook the steak filling until the meat is tender and falls apart. Once you have added the filo pastry topping you’ll need to cook the pie in the oven until the pastry has turned crisp and golden brown. This should take around 15 minutes. 

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

How long can you keep Steak and Stilton Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, we’d recommend you eat it within 4 hours. 

You can store any leftover Steak and Stilton Pie in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow your leftovers to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and storing in the fridge. 

Can I freeze Steak and Stilton Pie?

This recipe CAN be frozen, but we would recommend just freezing the filling and then adding the filo when you’re ready to cook it.

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Steak and Stilton Pie?

From chilled: Place in an ovenproof dish, loosely cover the top with foil and place into a preheated oven (180°C) for 10 minutes, or until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Allow the filling to defrost overnight in the fridge and then add the pastry topping and bake in the oven following recipe steps 8-10.

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Steak and Stilton Pie

With tender steak, tangy Stilton and a crispy filo pastry topping, you’d never know this hearty, comforting pie is so slimming friendly!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    3 HR
  • KCals 340
  • Carbs 23G

Ingredients

  • 400 g lean, diced stewing steak, all visible fat removed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 stick of celery, sliced
  • 150 g button mushrooms (or larger ones, thickly sliced)
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's relish (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 beef stock cube, made up with 600ml boiling water
  • 1 red wine stock pot
  • 75 g Stilton cheese, crumb
  • black pepper
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 x 40g ready rolled sheets of filo pastry
  • low calorie cooking spray

medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid

medium ovenproof pie dish

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Instructions

  1. Spray a heavy, medium saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat.
  2. Coat the steak in the flour and add to the hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan.
  3. Deglaze the pan with a little stock, scraping up and mixing in any bits off the bottom of the pan and then spray again with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes, until beginning to soften.
  4. Add the steak back to the pan along with the garlic and thyme, pour in the remaining stock, the Henderson's relish and red wine stock pot, stir and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours, remove the lid and stir in the mushrooms. Carry on cooking, uncovered, for another 30 minutes or until the steak is soft and falls apart.
  7. Add the crumbled Stilton and stir until melted. Season with some black pepper.
  8. Pour into the ovenproof dish, and preheat the oven to 180°C.
  9. Cut the filo sheets into strips, scrunch up and place on top of the pie, covering the filling completely. Use a pastry brush to egg wash the top.
  10. Place on a baking tray to catch any spills in case the filling bubbles over and pop in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and crisp. Serve!

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Leigh EastwoodSunday 7th August 2022

This pie is amazing. Its my favourite recipe so far. It is so comforting. You would never know it was an everyday light recipe. It tastes so naughty 😋😋😋

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    HollyMonday 8th August 2022

    Hey Leigh, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this Steak and Stilton Pie!

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AmyWednesday 22nd June 2022

Could you use a different cheese as I’m not much for Stilton sadly x

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    SharonFriday 24th June 2022

    Hi Amy, Stilton has a tangy flavour so you could try replacing it with other cheese with a similar flavour. Blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola would work well, but if you’re not keen on any blue cheese you could try feta which has a tangy flavour. It won’t melt but will soften in the pie. Alternatively, you could just leave it out and the filling will still be delicious!

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Anne NicholasMonday 13th June 2022

Could you cook the meat mixture in a pressure cooker?

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    HollyTuesday 14th June 2022

    Hey Anne, we have a handy article HERE for Instant Pot conversions which includes a time conversion chart at the bottom which you may find it helpful for pressure cooking, hope that helps!

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Helen BMonday 23rd May 2022

Could the first stage of this recipe be cooked in the oven or a slow cooker rather than on the hob ?

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    HollyMonday 23rd May 2022

    Hey Helen, We haven’t tested this recipe in a slow cooker but it should work okay. We have a slow cooker conversion guide HERE which you may find helpful!

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Emma JonesSunday 22nd May 2022

Can you do this in the slow cooker

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    HollyMonday 23rd May 2022

    Hi Emma, We haven’t tested this recipe using a slow cooker but it should work okay for the steak. We have a slow cooker conversion guide HERE which you may find helpful!

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KatieSunday 10th April 2022

Could you do this with mince instead of the stewing beef?

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    HollyMonday 11th April 2022

    Hi Katie, yes you could swap the diced stewing beef for 5% minced beef instead and adjust the calories accordingly. Hope that helps!

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