Pies aren’t just for dessert; they can double as dinner, too! Savory pies make for the perfect all-in-one dinner. Filled with hearty stews or gooey cheese, it’s like comfort in a crust. Find our favorites below.
Easy Venison Pie
Venison and pancetta are both low-fat alternatives to other red meats, allowing them to optimally soak up your choice of red wine marinade in this comforting pie from Barney Desmazery for BBC Good Food. Since it’s a lean meat that can be easily overcooked, aim to keep your venison on the medium-rare side to properly lock in its flavor.
Spicy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Time to jazz up your traditional shepherd’s pie with a little Texas heat. Add in chorizo, chiles, and Jack cheese to this warm and bubbly pie before topping it with creamy mashed potatoes. If you are limiting carbs, you can try cauliflower “mashed potatoes” instead.
Chicken Pot Pie
Delish brings an easy twist on the classic chicken pot pie. This warm pie has been an American household favorite for years, and making it at home removes the extra sodium found in a store-bought pie.
Chicken, Green Chile, and Potato Pie
If you haven’t tried green chiles, then you are missing out! This savory pie from The Wicked Noodle incorporates the New Mexico staple along with soft potatoes and seasoned chicken. This pie eats like a mash-up between a quiche and chicken pot pie, making for a hearty winter dinner. Adjust your heat preference and switch out green chiles with ancho or pasilla peppers.
Ham and Pea Hand Pies
Hand pies are the ideal grab-and-go cold-weather lunch or snack! Bon Appétit also shares a simple homemade pastry that will wrap the filling with a flaky and butter crust. Try switching up the pie and create a sausage, cheddar, and sautéed apple filling or fill with sautéed mushrooms, Gruyère, and caramelized onions.
Easy Italian Savory Rustic Pie
An Italian in My Kitchen shares this beautiful pie filled with a savory mix of cheese and Prosciutto di Parma wrapped in a warm and flaky crust. This can be served for dinner or sliced into bite-sized pieces for an appetizer. Did we mention it only requires four ingredients?!
Find Our Favorite Tools to Make Preparing Your Pies Easier
Caesna Mirror Pastry Server ($20)
French Kitchen Marble Rolling Pin with Stand ($25)
Ateco Boar-Bristle Round Pastry Brush ($17)
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