With an array of fillings and different options for crusts, savory pies are exquisite as a main course, or served with several other dishes on a spread for entertaining.
Chances are, when you hear the word pie, visions of sugar plums and other sweet fillings begin to dance in your head. However,
pie can also be savory and satisfying as a main course. These 14 recipes feature hearty ingredients for dishes that can be
stand-alone stars or accompanied with various sides.
To start us off, our Greek Greens and Sweet Onion pie is double phyllo-crusted and filled with fresh dill and feta cheese flavor. Serve with vegetable soup and crusty bread. Cutting slits into the top phyllo layer allows steam to escape so the crust will be crisp. To serve a larger crowd, double the recipe, and bake the pies side by side in the oven.
View Recipe: Greek Greens and Sweet Onion Pie
This recipe is a healthy version of Fritos Chili Pie. Often served from concession stands at fairs, festivals, and sporting
events, this crowd-pleaser usually involves splitting the bag of chips open, ladling chili into the bag, and then topping
with cheese, onions, and other garnishes.
View Recipe: Chili-Corn Chip Pie
Sweet potatoes provide a nice foil for the full-flavored lamb, tangy olives, and earthy spices. You can also bake the entire
mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish. Assemble up to a day ahead, cover, refrigerate, and bake just before serving.
View Recipe: Moroccan Shepherd's Pie
Our Green Chile Tamale Pie brings sirloin and a multitude of vegetables together in a tender crust for a stand-alone, hearty,
and comforting dish.
View Recipe: Green Chile Tamale Pie
Leftover mashed potatoes are mixed with white cheddar cheese to form the top crust for this British pub-food staple. Ground
beef is traditionally used, but lean ground turkey will work, as well. Brown the crust under the broiler for a minute or two,
if you like.
View Recipe: English Cottage Pie
This savory vegetarian pie is full of flavor and elegant enough for special occasions.
View Recipe: Spinach Pie with Goat Cheese, Raisins, and Pine Nuts
You may be more familiar with the Latin American variety, but the savory pocket pie called the empanada originated in Galicia
in northwest Spain. This version is filled with a typical combination of seasoned meat and tender onion and bell pepper.
View Recipe: Empanada Gallega (Galician Pork and Pepper Pie)
Who says pie is only for dessert? Try this recipe for a warm, comforting meal on one of those last cold nights before spring.
The best part: You can go from raw materials to finished potpie in less than half an hour.
View Recipe: Chicken Potpies
Flaky phyllo, fresh flavor, and the vitamins-and-minerals punch of greens make this pie a taste and nutrition powerhouse. It'll serve eight as a stylish dinner-party starter or four as a vegetarian main course for the family.
View Recipe: Spring Greens Pie
Capture the flavors of your favorite tamale recipe in a casserole. This hearty turkey tamale potpie takes under 40 minutes
to prepare from start to finish.
View Recipe: Turkey Tamale Potpie
Serve a homemade chicken potpie for dinner tonight. It tastes just like mom's, but cooks in a fraction of the time.
View Recipe: Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie
The pastry is a breeze to prepare. Much like a cheesecake crust, the crumbly mixture is simply pressed into a deep-dish pie
plate--no kneading or rolling required.
View Recipe: Shrimp Pie
The fresh tomato salsa livens up the traditional corn and cheese flavors in the pie. Serve with a salad for a light weeknight
View Recipe: Buttercrust Corn Pie with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Peppers, tomatos, cilantro, and spices come together to create a south-of-the-border inspired dish that's delicious and vegetarian
View Recipe: Seven-Layer Tortilla Pie