Irish Pub Pasties Recipe | An Easy St. Patricks Day Treat for All (2024)

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These Irish Pub Pasties are the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day. They are delicious and an easy-to-make recipe, that is for sure gonna be a crowd pleaser! The best part is they are completely customizable so they can be made with meat, vegan, or vegetarian.

We have a great little Irish pub in my town called The Celtic Ray, and as St. Patrick’s Day approaches I thought it might be fun to come up with my own interpretation of one of my favorite items on their menu–the Pub Pasty (pronounced PAH-STEE). For those of you not familiar with this yummy little treat, a pasty is a hand-held pie filled with savory meat or vegetables & spices.

Irish Pub Pasties

The traditional pub version is usually dipped in batter, then deep-fried. My home version uses ready-made rolled pie crusts which makes them super easy (and a lot less messy!) They were an across-the-board hit with the whole family, though the Husband did wish his had a little meat in it. Next time I will definitely add some ground beef, at least to his! As an added bonus, this recipe uses many of the same ingredients from this Cream of Cabbage Soup, which will make for an easy and delicious St. Paddy’s meal.

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Here is what you need:

1 onion
1/3 head cabbage
4 small carrots
8 small red potatoes
4 green onions
1 leek
4 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 tablespoon brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1 8-ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
5 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
1 pound ground beef (optional)

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STEP 1. Dice onions, carrots, & potatoes. Chop cabbage into small pieces. Thinly slice leeks and green onions. (If using ground beef, brown beef in a large frying pan, then drain, remove from pan, and set aside. )

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STEP 2. Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onions, green onions, & leeks until tender–approximately 6 minutes.

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STEP 3. Add cabbage, carrots, & potatoes. Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 more minutes. Reduce heat to low; cover & steam for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, remove pie crusts from refrigerator & preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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STEP 4. Whisk 3 eggs, mustard, & spices in a large bowl. Remove 1 tablespoon of egg mixture and whisk with 1 tablespoon of water; set aside.

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STEP 5. Add vegetables & cheese to egg mixture and mix well.

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STEP 6. Unroll pie crusts and cut into quarters using a pizza cutter.

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STEP 7. To make pasties, place one wedge of crust on parchment-paper covered cookie sheet. Place a scoop of the veggie mixture on the center of a wedge, then cover with a second wedge.

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STEP 8. Press edges with a fork to seal, then brush with egg & water mixture.

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STEP 9. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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Irish Pub Pasties

These Irish Pub Pasties are the perfect treat for St. Patrick's day. They are delicious and an easy-to-make recipe, that is for sure gonna be a crowd pleaser!

Course Main Course

Cuisine Irish

Keyword Irish Pub Pasties

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1/3 head cabbage
  • 4 small carrots
  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 leek
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 8- ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
  • 5 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
  • 1 pound ground beef optional

Instructions

  1. If using ground beef, brown beef in a large frying pan, then drain, remove from pan, and set aside. Dice onions, carrots, & potatoes. Chop cabbage into small pieces. Thinly slice leeks and green onions

  2. Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onions, green onions, & leeks until tender--approximately 6 minutes. Add cabbage, carrots, & potatoes. Continue cooking over medium heat for 5 more minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to low; cover & steam for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, remove pie crusts from refrigerator & preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  4. Whisk 3 eggs, mustard, & spices in a large bowl. Remove 1 tablespoon of egg mixture and whisk with 1 tablespoon of water; set aside. Add vegetables, beef, & cheese to egg mixture and mix well.

  5. Unroll pie crusts and cut into quarters using pizza cutter.

  6. To make pasties, place one wedge of the crust on parchment-paper covered cookie sheet. Place a scoop of the veggie mixture on the center of a wedge, then cover with a second wedge.

  7. Press edges with a fork to seal, then brush with egg & water mixture. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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FAQs

Do they have pasties in Ireland? ›

A pastie /ˈpæstiː/ is a large to medium-sized battered deep-fried round of minced meat and vegetables common to Northern Ireland.

What is a St Patrick's Day meal? ›

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Though families across the globe prepare this dish every St. Patrick's Day, the truth is that the dish originated in Ireland as bacon and cabbage. It wasn't until Irish immigrants in America substituted bacon for corned beef in the 19th century that the dish became what it's known as today.

What's the difference between Irish pasty and Cornish Pasty? ›

What is the difference between a Cornish pasty and an Irish pasty? ​Cornish pasties are traditionally made with rutabaga, cubed beef, and no carrots. Irish pasties often include pork, and potatoes, and are deep-fried.

What's in a Belfast pastie? ›

Nothing like its pastry-cased Cornish cousin, the Belfast pastie is a patty of sausagemeat and potato dipped in batter, deep fried til golden and then either slipped between side of a buttered bap and anointed with your choice of sauce, or served as a pastie supper with chips.

What are 5 food items associated with St. Patrick's Day? ›

15 Traditional Irish Foods and Dishes to Try on St. Patrick's Day
  • Bacon and Cabbage. ...
  • Irish Soda Bread. ...
  • Irish Stew. ...
  • Irish Coffe. ...
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage. ...
  • Colcannon.

What do you serve at a St Patricks Day party? ›

17 St. Patrick's Day Party Food Ideas to Offer
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage.
  • Spinach Dip and Beer Bread.
  • Freshly Baked Irish Soda Bread.
  • Shepherd's Pie Bites.
  • Mini Irish Potato Skewers.
  • Green Pea Hummus and Pita Chips.
  • Potato Leek Soup Shots.
  • Irish Flag Veggie Platter.
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What beverage is most consumed on St. Patrick's Day? ›

The holiday is a huge moneymaker for pubs as people drink Guinness after Guinness, the most popular drink of the day. The amount of alcohol sold tallies up to billions of dollars, but the average bar tab tends to be reasonably priced.

What is a pastie in Ireland? ›

Source: KIETO'S DAILY RECIPE 3/10/04 The Irish version pasty (and this is particularly a Northern Irish delicacy) is round and flat, about 3/4 inch thick and consists of meat, potato and onion dipped in batter and fried. The English pasty, on the other hand, is a kind of meat and vegetable pie in a pastry crust.

Are pasties Irish or Scottish? ›

The Cornish Pasty originates from Cornwall (Southwest England) and can be traced back as far as the 1200's. Mining was once a thriving industry in Cornwall and at that time pasties were baked by the wives and mothers of the tin miners.

What countries have pasties? ›

The pasty is now popular worldwide because of the spread of Cornish miners and sailors from across Cornwall, and variations can be found in Australia, Mexico, the United States, Ulster and elsewhere.

Do they have pies in Ireland? ›

Apple pie is top of the list of comfort foods in Ireland, which is why you will see them on practically every desert menu throughout the country.

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