27 Easy Savory Pies Recipes

Sweet pies make delicious and easy desserts that you can share with your family and friends. However, savory pies are a great way to make a delicious, flavorful, and healthy meal.

The best thing about pies is that you can make them in advance and simply warm them in the oven before you are ready to serve them.

27 Easy Savory Pies Recipes

They are also a great option for the darker and colder evenings of the winter months to warm your soul and keep your body nourished.

In this article, we have 27 easy savory pie recipes that you can try at home.

1. Crispy Phyllo Meat Pie (Egyptian Goulash)

This crispy phyllo meat pie which is also known as an Egyptian goulash is bursting with flavor.

The flaky pastry that is used to make this delicious pie ensures that they are light and don’t sit too heavily in your stomach.

The meaty filling is seasoned with garlic, onions, salt, pepper, and Bharat. When this pie is cut into square portions, they are aesthetically pleasing on the plate with some steamed vegetables.

2. Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie)

If you want a recipe that is a little bit closer to home, this tourtiere, or French Canadian meat pie, could be what you are looking for.

This pie is a popular choice for holiday feasts and best of all, it is a super affordable pie to make.

You don’t need precise timings for this pie either as it is best served at room temperature rather than piping hot.

3. Savory Crust Chicken Pie

There is something so comforting about chicken pies. The combination of chicken, vegetables, and creamy sauce makes this a super comforting pie.

It is the definition of comfort food and is so easy to make. Best of all, you can use leftover chicken and vegetables to make this pie which can help avoid food waste.

4. Savory Beef Pot Pie

Pot pies are often family favorites with much-loved recipes being passed down. However, this recipe could easily replace your existing favorite.

This recipe produces an indulgent savory beef pot pie that is topped with flaky, golden pastry for the perfect pie topping.

Again, you can use leftover beef and vegetables to create this pie.

5. Savory Impossible Pie

This is a slightly different type of pie on this list but it is super easy to make despite the name.

This savory impossible pie can be made in as little as an hour which makes it perfect for a midweek meal.

This pie is bursting with cheese, spinach, and ham to create a healthy, delicious meal.

You can also add some different types of deli and processed meats to this pie to suit your personal taste preferences.

6. Christmas Savory Pie

This pie is perhaps the most complicated recipe on this list, but it is worth it if you want to impress your friends or family with your contribution.

This Christmas savory pie is stuffed with all the flavors of a traditional Christmas meal.

All of the trimmings of the Christmas meal are encased in thick shortcrust pastry. This can be a fun addition to a holiday potluck dinner with your friends.

7. Chicken Pot Pie With Savory Crumble Topping

Another super comforting savory pie recipe is this chicken pot pie with a savory crumble topping.

The star of the show here is the beautiful crumble topping that makes this pie stand out from other chicken pot pie recipes.

The topping is super simple to make and can be added part way through baking the pie filling to ensure that it is golden and crispy.

8. Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

If you want to honor Rachel Green’s failed thanksgiving dessert by making a shepherd’s pie, this is the recipe for you.

This homemade shepherd’s pie is super simple to make and is packed with goodness.

The ground lamb provides a rich flavor and the peas, carrots, and onions provide extra layers to the flavor. Best of all, this pie can be served by itself as a full meal.

This means that you don’t have to worry about making side dishes on long and busy days.

9. Savory Minced Lamb Pie

This savory minced lamb pie naturally has a similar flavor to that of the shepherd’s pie mentioned above.

However, there are some differences that make this pie worthy of a place on this list.

The biggest difference is that this pie is topped with a pie crust rather than mashed potatoes.

For this pie, you can either use a pre-made, store-bought pastry or you can make it yourself. We have some tips below on how to make your own pastry from scratch.

10. Minced Beef Pie

This minced beef pie is bursting with rich, comforting flavors that are perfect for warming you up on a cold day.

The combination of ground beef, onions, and mushroom blend together perfectly to make a pie that you will look forward to coming home to.

Best of all, you can make this pie ahead of time and just heat it in the oven after work. Just make sure that the pie is piping hot throughout before serving it.

11. Aussie Meat Pie

If you want to experience the famous flavors of Australian meat pies, this is the recipe for you.

Although true Aussies will say that a meat pie will never be as good if it isn’t made in Australia, we reckon this recipe comes pretty close.

The beef is coated in a rich, silky gravy that makes it a taste sensation. Just remember the tomato ketchup to put on the top to make it a true Aussie meat pie.

12. Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

If you are not very confident in the kitchen or aren’t experienced in making pies, this could be the recipe for you.

This impossibly easy vegetable pie is a great way to introduce yourself to the process of making pies.

The best thing about this pie is that it is vegetarian which means you don’t have to worry about making sure a meat filling is cooked properly.

13. Punchy Savory Meat Pie

This savory meat pie recipe was curated specifically for people who struggle to make a pie that has a decent amount of flavor in it.

Generally, with meat pies, the meat that you use adds a lot of flavors.

However, this isn’t always enough to make the dish flavorful. With this recipe, you will never be faced with a bland pie again. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous with the spices that you use.

14. Easy Italian Savory Rustic Pie

This pie is one of the most unusual-looking pies on this list. This Italian savory rustic pie is full of flavor and looks beautiful and intriguing on the dinner table.

Best of all, this pie is super easy to make. The filling of the pie is packed full of flavorful cheese and processed Italian meats to create layers of flavor.

15. Extravagant Onion And Ricotta Pie

This onion and ricotta pie is a perfect option for vegetarians. Ricotta pies can often be lacking in flavor.

However, the addition of onions to this pie helps to make the filling burst with flavor.

Because this pie doesn’t have a lid, you will be able to enjoy the delicious aromas of this dish before you’ve even taken it out of the oven.

16. Savory Pumpkin Casserole Pie

Pumpkin pie is something that is usually associated with a sweet dessert around the holiday period. However, it is possible to make a savory pie using pumpkin too.

This savory pumpkin casserole pie is bursting with herbs to give it an unmistakably savory flavor. This makes the perfect side dish for your holiday feast.

17. Mushroom Galette Pie

Galettes are usually flat, crusted cakes that are often very sweet. However, it is possible to make savory galette pies to satisfy your savory cravings.

The mushroom filling of this galette pie gives a rich and beautiful flavor and texture to the pie. You can also alter the flavor of this pie using different spices and herbs.

18. Norwegian Savory Pies With Jarlsberg Cheese & Ham

If you enjoy traveling the world through the food that you cook, this recipe could be right up your alley.

These Norwegian savory pies are bursting with Jarlsberg cheese and flavorful smoked ham.

The spices in these pies are super warming including cloves and caraway seeds. These are small, individual-sized pies, perfect for a delicious snack or lunch.

19. Savory Cottage Pie

We have already talked about an English shepherd’s pie above. However, England also has a savory cottage pie.

The main difference between these two extremely similar pies is the meat that is used.

As the name suggests, a shepherd’s pie contains lamb that would be looked after by a shepherd.

A cottage pie contains ground beef instead. The name comes from the type of homes where this cheap pie would have been made.

20. Irish Potato Pie

Another way to travel around the world through your cooking is with this Irish potato pie.

Although a potato pie might not sound like the most appetizing meal in the world, there is more than meets the eye with this dish.

There are so many beautiful herbs and spices that are used to make this dish super flavorful and delicious.

21. Savory Hand Pies With Pork And Apple

These hand pies are the perfect size for a light lunch or for a snack.

They also work as a great contribution to a potluck dinner, a movie night, or even as a side dish at a holiday meal.

The filling is made of pork and apple which are two ingredients that are just meant to be together.

This savory recipe is just the right balance of savory and sweet. It is also possible to make this into one big pie by simply adjusting the method to a large pie tin.

22. Indian Potato Raised Pie

Another great potato pie that far exceeds the expectations of a potato-filled pie is this Indian potato raised pie. This is one of the most decadent and indulgent pies on this list.

The pastry that is used to encase the delicious ingredients is a thick shortcrust pastry which makes this a super substantial dish.

The spices that are used to season the potato filling are super vibrant and flavorful.

23. Spinach Ricotta Rustic Pie

Spinach and ricotta is often a hit-or-miss combination. There are times when this filling can be extremely bland, especially when it is being made into a large pie.

This recipe is far from bland, however. The key to making this pie as delicious as it possibly can be is in the seasoning.

It is almost impossible to overseason a spinach and ricotta pie so don’t be afraid to add more.

One of the best things about this pie is the rustic look which makes it feel more homely and comforting.

24. Best Vegan Pot Pie

Meat pies are all well and good, vegetarian pies are okay, but what about vegan pies?

This recipe for the best vegan pot pie is everything that you could want from a vegan-friendly pie and then some.

The pastry has a surprising amount of structural integrity for vegan pastry and has a buttery texture.

The filling is also bursting with flavor thanks to the combination of ingredients and the seasonings that are being used.

25. Savory Sweet Potato Pie

Another holiday feast staple is a sweet potato pie as a dessert.

However, you can also make this amazing savory sweet potato pie to serve as the perfect side dish for your holiday feast to make room for different dessert options.

The combination of herbs and spices makes this pie clearly savory rather than the more popular sweet alternative.

Just make sure that you don’t place it next to a sweet version and get them mixed up.

26. Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, & Feta Pie

This butternut squash, caramelized onion, and feta pie is another example of sweet and savory ingredients coming together to make a taste explosion in a single dish.

This is undoubtedly a savory pie. However, the natural sweetness of the butternut squash and the caramelized onion make this pie feel like more of a treat for those with a sweet tooth.

The tanginess of the feta prevents this from being a pie that is too sweet.

27. Savory Southern Tomato Pie

Finally, this savory southern tomato pie is one of the most fresh and most light-looking pies on this list.

The best thing about this pie is that it is so easy to make and can be made ahead of time and cooked when you need it.

This can be a great pie to bring to a potluck dinner with friends and family.

Because it is vegetarian, it is perfect for catering to groups of people who may have different dietary requirements or preferences.

Can I Use Leftover Stuffing in Savory Pies Recipes?

When it comes to using up leftover stuffing, turning it into savory pies is a great option. With a variety of delicious leftover stuffing recipes, you can create mouthwatering pies that your taste buds will love. Whether you opt for a traditional turkey and stuffing pie or experiment with unique flavor combinations, repurposing your stuffing in pies adds a delightful twist to your meals.

Final Thoughts

Savory pies are a great way to prepare a delicious, healthy, balanced meal that doesn’t require any side dishes and can be made ahead of time.

The recipes on this list are all packed with flavor and many of them include lots of vegetables and protein which makes them a super healthy meal that the whole family can enjoy together.

These recipes are also easy enough to follow that you can get your kids involved in making dinner and teach them some basic cooking skills that will serve them well.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Some Tips For Making Great Pie Crust Pastry?

If you are making a pie with a traditional, shortcrust pastry crust, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your pastry is as perfect as possible. The main tip that can help you make delicious, malleable pastry is to keep everything cold.

This basically means that you should use your pastry ingredients straight out of the refrigerator. You should also make sure that your hands and fingertips are cold.

If your hands are naturally cold, this is great and you should be fine to just make your pastry.

However, if your hands tend to run warm, you should keep some ice water on hand to keep the temperature of your hands down.

If you are making your pastry in advance, you should keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. It is important to keep the butter in the pastry cold until it enters the oven to make sure that it doesn’t melt into the crust too quickly.

If your butter is warm, it will melt straight into the crust which can make the pastry soggy and not bake right. Unlike most things that you put into the oven, the pastry should follow the rule of, the colder, the better.

Should You Cook A Pie Filling Before Adding It To The Pie?

The answer to this question essentially depends on what sort of pie you are making. For the majority of pies, the filling should be cooked before you add it to the crust or tin.

This does not apply to pies such as quiches as the filling transforms from liquid to solid as it bakes. However, if you have meat in your quiche-style pie, you should cook that before adding it to the filling.

For other pies such as meat pies or potato pies, the filling should be cooked prior to adding it to the pie crust. This is because the ingredients used in the filling will typically take longer to cook properly than the time the pie needs to be baked for.

To make pies an even easier meal to make, you can cook the filling and blind-bake the crust in advance of when you need it.

This means that all you need to do is place the constructed pie into a preheated oven to come to the correct temperature.

It is important to make sure that your pies are piping hot in the middle when you are heating them in the oven. The easiest way to do this is with a food thermometer.

27 Easy Savory Pies Recipes

27 Easy Savory Pies Recipes

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From classic pies to surprisingly simple recipes, you’ll find plenty to love in this collection of savory pies.

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