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Sweetcorn, ham and carrot pasties recipe

Sweetcorn, ham and carrot pasties recipe

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Kids will love these flavour-packed pasties, stuffed with sweetcorn, ham and carrot, they're great eaten warm or could be packed cold in a lunchbox. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 401 calories / serving


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil​
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • ½ carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 60g Grower’s Harvest frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 slices Eastman’s cooked ham, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ chicken stock cube, dissolved in 100ml boiling water
  • 1/3 375g pack ready rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ 250g sweet & crunchy salad
  • 6 Nightingale Farms cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp Tesco low fat balsamic dressing

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    1.7g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.4g Protein 13.8g Fibre 5.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7. Preheat a baking tray in the oven. 
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the onion, carrot and sweetcorn and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften. Stir through the ham and flour, then gradually whisk in the stock and cook for 1-2 mins until thickened. 
  3. Cut the pastry into 2 rectangles, then spoon the filling onto 1 side, leaving a 2cm border. Brush the edge with egg, then sandwich with the pastry and twist the edges for a pasty style effect. Brush with egg and prick a steam hole in the top with a fork. 
  4. Place on a sheet of parchment on the baking tray and bake for 20 mins until golden. Serve with the salad and tomatoes drizzled with balsamic dressing.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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