Vegetarian Tenderstem® broccoli & Cornish Blue Cheese Pasty

Vegetarian Tenderstem® broccoli & Cornish Blue Cheese Pasty

Tenderstem® broccoli has teamed up with food blogger, The Hedge Combers (, to create this twist on a classic Cornish pasty. The perfect vegetarian recipe to pack for a summer picnic or rustle up at a leisurely pace on a quiet Sunday afternoon.


Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

45 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Nut free
  • Vegetarian
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  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7

  2. Use a dinner plate as a guide to cut circles out of the pastry

  3. Lay half of the circle of pastry on a rolling pin, leaving you half of the pastry to load up with filling

  4. Add a third of the Tenderstem® broccoli, potatoes and onions, then top with a third of the Cornish Blue cheese

  5. Season generously with salt and pepper

  6. Wet the edge of the pastry and fold remaining half over the filling. Use your palm to gently press the pastry down – make sure there’s no air trapped inside the pasty before sticking the edges of the pastry together firmly

  7. Create the traditional pasty edging by twisting and overlaying the pastry, then pop onto a baking sheet

  8. Cover the entire pastry with the beaten egg mixture using a pastry brush to guarantee a golden brown bake

  9. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make two more pasties

  10. Bake at 220°C for 10 minutes before reducing the heat to 180°C for 35 minutes


Writing from her small family farm on the south Cornish coast, Jane loves nothing more than hunting down local artisan producers and cooking up a feast over the glowing embers of a campfire.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.