READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by QueenBee49444

A delicious meat pie, the directions do not include the ingredients for the "pie crust" or the gravy. Feel free to use your favorite pie crust and gravy recipe. Originally, pasties were made for miners. Their wives (or mothers) used lard to make the crusts. Once the pasties were cooked, they were wrapped tightly until lunch time and easily eaten - perhaps like a warm sandwich. Now, we eat pasties smothered in gravy, using a knife & fork. I've submitted this recipe using diced chicken. Pasties can be made with diced or ground meat, with chicken, beef, fish or vegetarian - the choice is yours. Be creative! If you ever have a chance to visit Michigan, Up North, I highly recommend stopping in one of the many pasty shops to try the real thing! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Top Review by mama smurf

This was wonderful and great to have in the freezer for a quick meal. I made as written only I didn't use the rutabaga because I didn't have one. Definately a keeper and one that I will use again. Thank you for posting. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Jan-June 2013 tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 cups onions, diced
  • 2 cups rutabagas, diced
  • 2 lbs chicken, diced
  • seasoning
  • 48 ounces pie crusts, dough balls
  • gravy (optional)


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Thaw pie crust dough and warm to room temperature.
  3. Mix vegetables, meat and seasoning in a large bowl.
  4. Roll each pie crust into a 10 inch oval.
  5. Put 10 oz pasty filling on each dough sheet.
  6. Pull over the top and crimp the edges.
  7. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
  8. Serve with or without your favorite gravy.

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