Frugal Old-Fashioned Pastie Slab

Frugal Old-Fashioned Pastie Slab


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 9
Difficulty Medium

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  • 1/2 Kg Sausage Mince $3.50
  • 2 Potatoes peeled and cubed - $1.20
  • 2 Carrots peeled and cubed - $0.90
  • 1 Onion finely diced - $0.55
  • 1 cup Cabbage thinly sliced - $1.00
  • 1 cup Cheese grated - $0.80
  • 2 Puff Pastry (sheet) $0.90
  • 1 Egg $0.45
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt And Pepper pinch - $0.15

Nutrition Information

Qty per
208g serve
Qty per
Energy 205.51875kcalcal 98.90218960539kcalcal
Protein 4.5525gg 2.1908084696824gg
Fat (total) 7.95125gg 3.826395572666gg
 - saturated 4.62875gg 2.2275024061598gg
Carbohydrate 27.935gg 13.443214629451gg
 - sugars 2.72875gg 1.3131616939365gg
Dietary Fibre 2.57125gg 1.2373676612127gg
Sodium 163.53mgmg 78.695861405197mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Cheese

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

I grew up on Old-Fashioned Pastie Slab and my family loves it…

Super cheap and tasty to make and full of delicious winter vegetables and sausage meat with pastry. Best of all you can usually feed a family of four for under $10 – with leftovers! Seriously!

For the price estimates here we’ve used a large national supermarket, but it’s possible (and highly encouraged) for you to look around at your local farmers market, local butcher or at discount grocers.


  1. Chop up all the vegetables fairly roughly (rustic) and steam them until just soft.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the sausage meat and egg together and break up the sausage meat.

  3. Add the cooked vegetables and the cup of cheese and mix together well.  Season to taste.

  4. In a shallow baking tray, overlap the two pieces of pastry, then pour in the filling, and cover with the pastry joining in the middle (fold it like an envelope).

  5. Brush with the egg, and cook in a medium oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown all over!

  6. Serve with tomato sauce and a fork!

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • For something a bit tastier  add a teaspoon of curry powder!
  • Old Fashioned Pastie Slab is best made fresh and isn't suitable for freezing.
  • Sausage meat is available from the meat section of most supermarkets.
  • You can use any vegetables you like!  Pumpkin, zucchini, broccoli - anything you like!

More Reading: 98 Frugal Meal Ideas

You’re likely to find many of these ingredients even cheaper there!

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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