Homemade Polish Pasztet - Pasztet Domowy


Delve into the rich flavors of traditional Polish cuisine with our Homemade Polish Pasztet, a savory meatloaf that combines finely ground meat with herbs and spices for a delightful spread or main dish. This pasztet recipe, known for its creamy texture and robust taste, is a favorite during the holiday season and a staple in Polish households.

Homemade Polish Pasztet - Pasztet Domowy

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Cooling time: 4 hours
  • Total time: 6 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving size: 1 slice (approximately 100 grams)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 26g
  • Fat: 24g (of which Saturated: 9g)
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sodium: 580mg


  • Chicken liver - 300g
  • Ground pork - 500g
  • Bacon - 200g, diced
  • Onion - 150g (1 large, finely chopped)
  • Garlic - 10g (2 cloves, minced)
  • Breadcrumbs - 50g
  • Eggs - 2 large
  • Milk - 100ml
  • Allspice - 5 grains
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Butter - for greasing

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the fat in the skillet.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add the chicken liver to the skillet and cook until browned. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a food processor, combine the cooked liver, bacon, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs, and milk. Pulse until well mixed but not pureed.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, allspice, and mix in the bay leaves.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  7. Grease a loaf pan with butter and pour the meat mixture into the pan.
  8. Place the loaf pan in a larger baking dish filled with water (water bath) and bake for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 70°C (160°F).
  9. Allow the pasztet to cool in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set.
  10. Slice and serve chilled with bread or crackers.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Smooth Texture: For a smoother pasztet, ensure that all ingredients are finely ground and well mixed.
  • Water Bath: Baking in a water bath helps to cook the pasztet gently, preventing the edges from drying out.
  • Serving Suggestions: Enhance your serving with a side of pickles or a light salad to cut through the richness of the pasztet.


Q1: Can I use beef instead of pork?

• A1: Yes, beef can be used as a substitute for pork, though the flavor profile will change slightly.

Q2: How long can homemade pasztet be stored?

• A2: Wrapped tightly, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Q3: Is pasztet gluten-free?

• A3: To make it gluten-free, substitute breadcrumbs with a gluten-free alternative.

Savor the hearty, home-cooked goodness of our Homemade Polish Pasztet, a dish that's sure to bring warmth and comfort to your table. Whether spread on crisp bread at a family gathering or served as a holiday entrée, this pasztet celebrates the rich culinary traditions of Poland. Enjoy every bite, and let this pasztet be a festive highlight!