9 pasty recipes to try – because everyone loves a handheld pie

A hot pie in cold hands is one of autumn and winter’s loveliest treats. Pasties – the classic miner’s lunch – will never go out of fashion. Whether you like yours with a traditional Cornish filling, or with a Mexican twist – we’ve got all the handheld pies you need.

We’ve included the odd turnover here too. They are personal pies by any stretch of the imagination – and that’s what we are celebrating here!

9 pasty recipes to try – because everyone loves a handheld pie

Our best pastie recipes

Rich lamb shank pasties

The versatile and flavoursome lamb shank is perfect in a pastie. Shop-bought puff pastry is used here to keep things simple.

Lamb shank pasties

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Smoked haddock, cheddar and parsley pasties

Gill Meller’s wonderful pasties, made with smoked haddock, fresh parsley and tangy mature cheddar, are proof that fish in a pastie makes sense.

Smoked haddock pasties

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Cheat’s chorizo and leek pasties

These chorizo pasties are a hassle-free midweek meal. Leek, potato and chorizo are an excellent combination – wrapped up in puff pastry parcels, this is big flavour for minimum effort.

Fish burgers

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Salmon and couscous pasties

Couscous! In a pastie! You read that right. Saffron, stock, lemon juice and hot smoked salmon bind the couscous to create a filling that’s full of juicy flavour. 

Salmon pasties

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Mexican picadillo pasties

The classic potato, onion, and steak mix is spiced up with jalapeño, oregano, cumin and olives in this Mexican-inspired recipe.

Mexican pasties

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Cheesy steak and mushroom turnovers

When you feel like indulging, these puff pastry turnovers filled with steak, mushrooms and a rich cheese sauce are just the answer.

Cheesy steak and mushroom turnovers

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Cornish pasties

Keep it simple and classic with Debbie Major’s recipe. Homemade pastry, and the traditional Cornish filling of steak, swede, potato and onion is as simply satisfying as a pastie gets. Try it with homemade chips for dinner. 

Roast ham with a mango salsa

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Crab pasties

Shallots, chives, and crème fraîche bring these crab pasties to life. They’re a great one for making in batches and keeping in the fridge or freezer for future lunches.

Crab pasties

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Turkey, sprout and stuffing pasties

Pasties get festive! One to bank for a little later in the year… these pasties are a nifty recipe for using up Christmas leftovers.

beef briskit

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What’s your favourite pastie recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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