Healthy Mince Pies

On a health kick and missing my meat pies, I made this low-fat version. All the pastry without all the fat. A great way to get some vegetables into the kids as well - they loved it!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 individual pies


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces lean ground beef

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup spaghetti sauce

  • 1 small zucchini, peeled and grated

  • 4 button mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 4 sheets phyllo pastry

  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in spaghetti sauce, zucchini, mushrooms, and carrot; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

  3. Spray half of each sheet of phyllo dough with cooking spray and fold in half lengthwise. Place 1/2 cup of the beef mixture on one edge of each phyllo sheet; top with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Fold up into rectangular parcels.

  4. Transfer parcels to a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
18g Fat
20g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 479mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.