Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasty

Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasty made with puff pastry, beautifully golden and flaky, with a delicious vegetarian filling. Great as a snack, or even as a light meal with a nice salad on the side.

Overhead view of a white plate with a cheese and onion pasty

Pasties are so popular in the UK with the Cornish pasty being the nation’s favourite.

My vegetarian version of the cheese onion pasty recipe has got its fans too, and many bakery shops sell them. They are super quick to make and so yummy.

Quick if, like me, you choose the short cut and buy the puff pastry already rolled up.

By all means, the puff pastry can be made at home too, but if you haven’t got time to spare and just need a quick fix for the tummy rumbling, then this is the way.

Pasties can be filled with pretty much anything you like, be it meat, fish, veggies and any combination from here.

A halved pasty on a board, with other 3 pasties in the background

Potato cheese onion pasty recipe

Pastry vs. Pasty 

I do enjoy eating meat, although I am conscious that lately I have posted quite a few vegetarian or vegan recipes.

I think diversity can only make one’s meals more interesting, so keeping meat as a treat can make one enjoy it even more.

Now, pasty, pastry, one can easily get confused here. Well, PASTRY is the actual dough, and PASTY is the baked goodie.

What pastry is used to make a cheese and onion pasty?

There are different kind of pastries, puff pastry, which is the flaky one, and great in any tarts, pasties, pinwheels and so on. And the one I used for this recipe too.

I also used it for a few delicious treats, be it savoury or sweet. like Portuguese Pastéis de Nata Recipe (Portuguese Custard Tarts), Ham & cheese pinwheels, or Spinach Pinwheels with Ricotta.

Easy to use, it bakes really quickly, and kids usually love anything flaky. Mine certainly do, pasties can never be beaten by anything in the world. And I’m dealing with some serious fussy eaters here.

Anothere pastry is the shortcrust pastry, which I normally use for pies, rather then desserts.

3 Cheese and Onion Pasties on a board

If you’ve tried my POTATO, CHEESE AND ONION PASTY or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, and PINTEREST to see more delicious food and what I’m getting up to.

4.48 from 19 votes
3 Cheese and Onion Pasties on a board
Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasty
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Potato Cheese and Onion Pasty, beautifully golden and flaky, great as a snack or a light meal. 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: english pasties
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 482 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 200 g baby potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 50 g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (ready rolled)
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Boil the potatoes in their skin until tender.
  2. Drain the water and allow them to cool.
  3. Peel and lightly mash the potatoes using a fork, it does not have to be a smooth mash, a lumpy one would do.
  4. Grate the cheese and add it to the potatoes.
  5. Peel and cut the onion roughly
  6. In a pan, heat up the oil and fry the onions until translucent.
  7. Mix the fried onions with the potatoes and cheese, add the parsley and season to taste.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahrenheit).

  9. Cut the puff pastry into 4 rectangles, place the potato mixture on one half, brush the edges with a bit of water, then fold the other half over and seal.

  10. Repeat with the other 3 pasties.
  11. Slightly beat the egg and brush the pasties, then oil and flour a baking tray, place the pasties on it and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

  12. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  13. Serve them either warm or cold.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The number of ingredients can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need. To do so, please click on the number next to SERVINGS and adjust accordingly.
Nutrition Facts
Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasty
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 249mg 10%
Potassium 315mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 14.4%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Cheese, onion and potato pasties

Cheese, onion and potato pasties


You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery
    August 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Yum! Anything in puff pastry is always good. This looks like a perfect side dish to pair with roasted chicken or lamb this fall.

  • Reply
    Sally - My Custard Pie
    August 28, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Slightly different shape than the pasties I’m used to but the filling sounds super tasty.

  • Reply
    September 13, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Can you freeze these pasties? Cooked

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      September 13, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      I have not tried to freeze them, but l’m sure they would freeze well. To defrost, l would pop them in the oven though, and not microwave, otherwise the pastry won’t be flaky and nice anymore.

  • Reply
    May 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Curious to know what dimensions the pastry you use is. The one I found in store in Canada is 25×25 cm. Seems it would make an awfully small pasty if using only one quarter per. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! I am sorry, I did not realise the dimensions would be different in otehr countries. In the UK the dimentions are usually 35×22.5 cm, which means that quartered would be a really good size. I would then cut in in half, would that be too big?

      • Reply
        May 15, 2018 at 9:46 pm

        I am going to try cutting in half and see how it goes. I don’t think anyone ever was disappointed about a pastry that was “too big.” 🙂

        • Reply
          Daniela Anderson
          May 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm

          I know, I would eat pastry by itself, it’s too yummy 🙂 I hope everybody will like the recipe!

  • Reply
    May 16, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    It was well enjoyed. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 16, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      I am very glad that you enjoyed the recipe, thank you for letting me know!

  • Reply
    Kerry-Rose Moan
    June 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    These look fantastic! Planning on veganizing these, and serving them with a salad for dinner tonight 🙂

  • Reply
    August 22, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Any idea how to make it with emmental cheese? A fluffy filling. A company used to make them.. I ate them for 20 years. They stopped making them. I need to figure it out and re create. Please help.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      August 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! Emmental cheese can be a great choice too, I would just grate it and follow the same steps in the recipe, it should work the same way as the Cheddar cheese.

  • Reply
    Stephanie Zawaduk
    December 3, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Sorry if I am just totally out of it or clueless but where do the carrots come in? They weren’t cooked with the onions or potatoes.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      December 3, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      Hello! Thank you for contacting me! I do not use carrots for this recipe, not quite sure if this is the recipe you are asking for?

  • Reply
    January 16, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Have a question here. What would be a good side dish to go with the pasties? Many say to just make a lettuce salad. Isn’t there something else I could make to go with this?
    Looking for ideas & suggestions.

    Sandra (from the USA)

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Sandra, thank you for your message! These pasties are great with any kind of salad, not only lettuce. I have a few salads on the blog, one is with feta, cucumber and tomatoes, another one with chickpeas, feta and veggies, or even the waldorf salad would work. If you’d rather not have a salad though, you can serve it with greens on the side, like sauteed green beans, or some veggie stir fry.I hope this helps.

  • Reply
    Biswa Bhromon
    January 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I like it very much

  • Reply
    January 29, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Hi I’m attempting these tomorrow and at Tesco there was two types of parsley curled and flat leaf..I bought flat leaf is that the right one? Also do I get rid of the stalks before I chop it all up?x

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 29, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! Yes, that parsley is fine. Yes, we only use the leaves. I hope you like the pasties.

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: