Cheese & spinach pasties

Cheese & spinach pasties

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 6
Teach your kids some pastry skills - and provide a lunchbox filler - with this recipe from CBeebies 'i can cook'

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal108
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 50g frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tsp parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 4 tsp grated mature cheddar
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 200g shortcrust pastry, at room temperature


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line the baking tray with baking parchment. Put the spinach onto pieces of kitchen paper. Pat flat to remove any water, then put in the bowl. Add the cheeses and nutmeg, stir together and set aside.

  2. Using a flour dredger, sprinkle some flour on the work surface. Roll out the pastry to a long rectangle (step 1). Using the biscuit cutter, cut out 6 circles (step 2). Brush the edges with water (step 3), then spoon the spinach mixture into the middle of each. Fold the edges together and squeeze them. Brush the tops with more water and make holes with a fork (step 4). Bake for 15-20 mins until golden, then enjoy warm or leave to cool completely and pack into lunchboxes.

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Comments, questions and tips

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5th Nov, 2017
We'll see how this goes but the filling seemed way too little so I added some mashed potato and more cheese. Regarding the post below, the recipe doesn't state that you have to use ready made pastry. I made my own from another Good Food recipe.
24th Jul, 2013
How can you teach kids 'pastry skills' when you are using ready made pastry. Pastry skills come from being able to make the pastry, there is no skill in getting it out of a packet.
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7th Sep, 2015
I added a little cream cheese too
2nd May, 2014
Left out the veggie parmesan, just added bit more cheddar and one crushed garlic glove - really quick, easy, utterly delicious - toddler loved these!
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