Syn free cheese and onion pasties

Creating syn-free cheese and onion pasties that adhere to Slimming World guidelines involves making some adjustments to a traditional recipe. Here’s a recipe for a syn-free version:


For the Pastry:

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (if needed)

For the Filling:

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 150g fat-free cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives or spring onions (optional)


  1. Prepare the Pastry:
    • In a bowl, combine the self-raising flour and a pinch of salt.
    • Add the fat-free Greek yogurt and mix until a dough forms.
    • If the dough is too dry, add water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
    • Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  3. Make the Filling:
    • In a bowl, mix together the finely chopped onion, grated fat-free cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Add chopped fresh chives or spring onions for additional flavor if desired.
  4. Assemble the Pasties:
    • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 3mm thickness.
    • Cut out circles (approximately 15-20 cm in diameter) for the pasty shells.
    • Place a generous amount of the cheese and onion filling on one half of each pastry circle.
  5. Fold and Seal:
    • Fold the pastry over the filling to create a half-moon shape.
    • Press the edges firmly to seal the pasty. You can use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the pasties on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the pasties are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Serve:
    • Allow the pasties to cool slightly before serving.

These syn-free cheese and onion pasties offer a tasty alternative for those following Slimming World. Remember to adjust ingredient quantities based on your individual preferences and Slimming World guidelines.

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