Crepes are the perfect snacks or meals if you’re looking for something that’s not too heavy on the stomach.
If you’re unsure of what a crepe is, it’s essentially a pancake but much more thin and delicate, meaning you can eat a lot of them without it feeling too heavy.
There’s two types of crepe- savory and sweet. The sweeter variety is usually great for desserts or just as a sweet treat, but the savory crepe can be made with any of your favorite ingredients to make a tasty and nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
They’re so easy to make and they’re absolutely delicious so why not try your hand at making these light crepes?
1. Crepes With Spinach And Cheese Filling
This is a perfect option for when you’re wanting a light brunch. It’s so easy to do and it’s vegetarian too, it can be served hot or cold, depending on what your preference is.
The filling is prepared in advance and then it’s slathered onto each crepe and rolled and you can actually make a whole batch in just under 30 minutes, giving you a light and tasty meal in no time.
It’s also super nutritious and really low in fat, so it makes for a healthy meal if you’re watching the calories.
2. Swedish Crepes
Sometimes you want the light, buttery taste of a plain crepe without all the added fillings, and that’s just what a Swedish crepe is.
They’re a bit thicker and fluffier than your average crepe, but this just makes them so much more delicious, you can of course add any fillings you like to this, but these authentic Swedish crepes are mouth-watering by themselves.
This recipe will make 13 crepes with a total time of 25 minutes, which means you won’t be left for too long with your craving for crepes.
What’s even better is that you can freeze any of the leftovers you have and when those crepe cravings pop back up again, you’re ready to curb them instantly.
3. Savory French Crepes
If you’re bored of your regular breakfast and want a more fulfilling breakfast, you need to make these savory french crepes filled with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese!
The recipe calls for buckwheat flour to give it a nutty kick, but feel free to use wheat flour instead and it’ll taste just as good.
Once the batter has been chilled, the prep and cooking time is only 45 minutes and it’ll make 4 servings, perfect for a family breakfast!
4. Savory Crepe Cake
A crepe cake is surely sweet, right? Wrong, it’s the perfect savory addition to your breakfast or lunch. It’s full of cheese, sour cream and meat pate, but feel free to add anything else in there and just keep layering this deliciously filling cake.
It’s a great option to make for events or family gatherings, as there will be enough for everybody, but trust us, once you make it your guests will be begging you to make it for every gathering after that!
5. Savory Olive Oil Crepes With Caramelized Onions, Spinach And Feta
Looking for a substantial meal that won’t leave you feeling bloated and stuffed? Then this delicious recipe will be perfect for you.
These crepes are perfect for those cold nights where you just need a warm, hearty meal to perk you back up, and they just so happen to be incredibly succulent too.
The best thing about this recipe is that the leftover batter can be used for sweet crepes too, as long as you use a light-bodied, fruit-forward extra virgin olive oil.
But we won’t blame you if you use the leftover batter to make even more of these perfect savory crepes!
6. Spinach Crepes With Pan-Roasted Vegetables
These incredibly divine crepes are the perfect meal for a light dinner or brunch. You may be expecting a really strong spinach flavor with this recipe, but it’s surprisingly light so don’t let the green color of the crepes put you off!
The crepes are made with Himalayan pink salt and fresh ginger to give it its delectable flavor, and mushrooms, peppers and onions are all pan-roasted in butter to achieve the perfect savory flavor.
This is a super easy homemade recipe that anyone can do, it’s suitable for vegetarians and healthy too!
7. Vietnamese Crepes
If you’re looking to expand your food with more culturally diverse dishes, you have to make these Vietnamese crepes (see also ‘25 Delicious Vietnamese Desserts‘)!
They’re a take on French crepes but much more crispy on the edges and they’re filled to the brim with delicious veggies and protein-rich tofu.
What’s more is that you’ll be making your own fish sauce to dip the crepes into, but don’t worry it’s quite simple to make and only calls for 6 ingredients.
They’re also really versatile, there’s a few different ways to make these crepes, but the most authentic way is to roll them. But feel free to roll them in any way you feel comfortable doing!
8. Savory Italian Crepes
Crepes are super popular in Italy and this recipe proves why. They’re essentially an Italian casserole that’s layered with crepes that are oozing with cheese filling.
This recipe includes the classic Italian ingredients of Parmigiano-Reggiano, soft Taleggio, smoked speck and a slightly bitter radicchio and it’s all brought together with a creamy and delicious béchamel sauce.
The next time you’re craving a classic Italian dish, instead of going for pizza or pasta, try this tasty dish instead. It’s not too hard to make, but once you do, your family will be wanting it every night!
9. Savory Smoked Salmon Crepes
If you love smoked salmon, then you’ll be pleased to know that it can be easily incorporated into crepe dishes.
This recipe is the perfect dish to have at breakfast, it uses smoked salmon and cream cheese as its filling and it’s actually really quick and simple to make, so you won’t be standing at the kitchen stove all morning!
If you want some extra fillings in there, feel free to add anything you like, our favorites are fresh chives and salty capers, they compliment the smoked salmon and cream cheese so well.
10. Savory Cheesy Chicken Crepes
Each of these crepes is bursting with flavor, it’s stuffed with chicken, vegetables and cheese making it a nutritional protein-rich dish.
The best part of this recipe is when you sprinkle even more cheese on the top of the crepes and bake it until it begins to melt, it gives it a much cheesier flavor and it’s absolutely delicious.
Feel free to replace any of the fillings with ingredients you prefer, or even just add them in to make a crepe that’s bursting with flavor! It has a total cook and prep time of 55 minutes, so you’ll have a tasty and filling dinner in just under an hour!
11. Prosciutto And Cheese Crepes
These delicate crepes are a must try, filled with cheese and thin, salty ham, they’re the perfect recipe to make for any meal of the day.
The saltiness of the prosciutto balances excellently with the creaminess of the gruyere, and trust us when we say, once you try one, you’ll want another one straight away, so make sure you make extras!
12. Mexican Chicken Crepes
Move over quesadillas, Mexican chicken crepes are here. These little packages hold so much flavor that they’re the perfect dish for family dinner.
You’ll be making the crepes from scratch and then filling them with cooked chicken, sour cream, green onions, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, spices and garlic but feel free to add any ingredients of your choice.
It has a total prep and cook time of an hour and this recipe will make 8 servings, but honestly we recommend you make more since everyone at the dinner table will want another one after they’ve tasted it!
13. Savory Turkey And Mushroom Crepes
If you’ve got leftover turkey laying around, this is the perfect use for it. This recipe calls for an extensive ingredient list along with ingredients for making your own creamy parmesan sauce, but once it’s laid out in steps, it’s super easy to make.
They can be served alongside anything you can think of, they pair with other foods so well, but the most popular are salads or rice dishes.
If you’re worrying about making the sauce, feel free to make it in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to make it and once it’s going to be used, reheat it.
14. Seafood Crepes
If you’re a seafood lover, then this one is definitely for you!
These crepes are filled with a seafood medley of lobster, crab, shrimp (see also ‘17 Of The Easiest Recipes Using Frozen Shrimp‘) and scallops but it doesn’t just stop there, to offset the richness of the seafood, fresh parsley, mushrooms, cream cheese and swiss cheese is added, so you can imagine how flavorful these crepes are.
They’re ready in 40 minutes and serve 8 people, so they’re perfect for a hearty family dinner or just for yourself!
15. Savory Vegetable Crepes
These vegan and gluten-free crepes are filled with delicious pan-fried veggies, mushrooms, chickpeas and aromatic spices.
You’ll make a lot of filling with this recipe, but be careful not to overfill it, only 2 tablespoons of filling is needed per crepe to ensure that it’s packed with the flavorsome filling.
They’re then rolled up and garnished with fresh herbs and your favorite dip!
16. Buckwheat Crepes With Hummus Mushrooms
It’s difficult trying to find a delicious dish for dinner but trying to avoid spending hours making the dish. This recipe solves that issue and gives you absolutely flavorsome crepes that can be made in just under an hour.
The buckwheat flour allows you to create delicate and thin crepes and then they’re filled with tasty cremini mushrooms, garlic, shallots, a splash of soy sauce, white wine, nutritional yeast and delectable hummus (see also ‘What Does Hummus Taste Like?‘).
Trust us when we say regardless if you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, these crepes will be at the top of your all-time dinner favorites.
17. Scrambled Egg Crepes
This is the ultimate breakfast food of champions. These crepes are full of protein through the eggs and milk and are prepared in a southwestern style, though you can alter this recipe to include your favorite breakfast toppings.
The recipe makes 8 crepes and they go perfectly alongside fresh fruit or a glass of milk, this recipe will change your perspective on breakfast completely!
18. Cabbage Filled Crepes
You need to try this recipe! We know that cabbage filled crepes sound boring, but once you have a bite of them, you’ll be absolutely transformed.
They’re the perfect dish for lunch or dinner, filled with cabbage, carrot, tomatoes, chives and salt and pepper, each bite contains an incredible amount of delicious flavor.
This Ukrainian dish makes 6 crepes and can be made in just over an hour, making them the perfect dish for dinner time or even just for a snack!
19. Turkey And Pesto Crepes
This delicious crepe has a filling of pesto, peppers, turkey and asiago cheese, making this crepe full of flavor and each of the fillings compliment each other so well.
You’ll be making your own crepes and then placing the filling inside the crepe and then folding it so that it looks like a triangle, this way you’ll ensure that the filling is evenly distributed and you can ensure each bite will be full of flavor.
20. Steak, Spinach And Mushroom Crepes
These French crepes are a must-try! The filling is quite simple and only includes a few ingredients so that the beef tenderloin’s flavor is able to shine through, but the combo of spinach and mushroom compliments it so well.
They look so professionally made and it’s highlighted by the balsamic glaze and a little pat of blue cheese butter, but it only actually takes an hour and 20 minutes to completely make them and that’s including the refrigeration time too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Crepes Be Made Ahead?
It’s actually recommended that you do! If you make them ahead it saves so much time and they hold up perfectly when made ahead of time which is an added bonus.
How Do I Store Crepes?
Leave the crepes to cool completely and then cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for up to 2 days. To reheat them, place them on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper and cover with foil and reheat them at 250℉ for 10-12 minutes.
Alternatively, you can reheat them individually in a skillet over medium low heat for 10-15 seconds.
To freeze them, let them cool completely and stack the crepes with a layer of wax paper between each one, then transfer to a freezer bag and you can freeze them for a month. Let them thaw before reusing them.
What’s The Difference Between A Sweet And Savory Crepe?
There’s not too much of a difference between the two, the main difference lies in what kind of filling the crepe has.
Sweet crepes will have a sweeter batter, so if you want to make some sweet crepes from your leftover batter, just add one to two teaspoons of sugar to it.
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