BBC Good Food Top 10 warming pie recipes
Tuck in to a comforting pie filled with seasonal ingredients. Whether it's topped with pastry or fluffy mash, the whole family will want a piece.
Whatever you prefer on your pie – whether that’s fluffy mashed potato, crisp roasties, golden shortcrust, silky sweet potato or flaky filo – our top 10 recipes are simply irresistible. Warm yourself up with a traditional shepherd’s pie, or try a slice of our modern paneer marvel.
Pies can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Pressed for time? Grab a roll of ready-made pastry and try our cheat’s Greek-style pie. Committing to a labour of love? Go all out with our showstopping next level steak & ale pie.
For even more pastry and mash creations, check out our ultimate pie recipe collection.
Our top 10 pie recipes to try
1. Next level steak & ale pie
The classic steak & ale pie is a thing of beauty. Our next level version has a golden, mustardy pastry lid and an irresistible filling, making it the ultimate winter warmer. Try even more steak pie recipes to tuck in to when the nights draw in.
2. Indian sweet potato & dhal pies
Need a budget-friendly veggie meal for two? Our Indian sweet potato & dhal pies make a satisfying, healthy supper using storecupboard ingredients. Plus, creamy sweet potato and warming curry spices are a surefire cure for the winter blues. Make even more hearty dinners to feed a crowd with our indulgent cottage pie recipes.
3. Vegan shepherd’s pies
Everyone will want a taste of these colourful vegan shepherd’s pies. Topped with crisp roasties rather than mash, these individual pies have plenty of extra texture. Trust us when we say they’re also delicious when served with a dollop of ketchup. Try more traditional dinners and meals with a twist from our shepherd’s pie recipe collection.
4. Chicken, kale & mushroom pot pie
The smell of a freshly baked chicken pie is something few can resist. Grab a spoon and tuck in to our chicken, kale & mushroom pot pie, perfect for a no-fuss family supper. Serve with a dollop of velvety-smooth mashed potato for a classic taste, then freeze any leftover pie for a speedy midweek meal solution.
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5. Classic cottage pie
A rich cottage pie is the perfect antidote to a dark, stormy night. It’s also a simple dinner that won’t break the bank. Top the mash with strong grated cheddar and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg for added flavour, then cook until golden and bubbling. Try using a potato ricer or sieve for super-smooth mash. This recipe is also adaptable for a slow cooker – perfect for busier days or fuss-free weekend cooking.
Take the standard recipe up a notch with our guide on how to make next level cottage pie.
6. Crispy Greek-style pie
Turn a ready-made pack of filo pastry into a filling family dinner with just five ingredients. Our crispy Greek-style pie is versatile enough to be made with chicken or just veg, depending on your taste or diet requirements. It’s a fail-safe weeknight meal option that’s ideal for using up leftover ingredients from the fridge.
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7. Luxe fish pie
Creamy, cheesy and easy to make ahead of time, our luxe fish pie is simple to make but impressive enough for any dinner party. Bake until golden and bubbling for pie perfection. Find more seafood bakes in our ultimate fish pie recipe collection.
8. One-pot paneer curry pie
Try a twist on the traditional and tuck into a truly indulgent curry mash-up. Our one-pot paneer pie has it all – a creamy, spiced sauce; browned chunks of paneer cheese and a crisp pastry lid. Plus, it’s an all-in-one dish, so it will save you time on washing-up. It might require a little more effort, but the results are so worth it.
Cook up more tantalising curries with our favourite paneer recipes.
9. Aubergine, tomato & halloumi pie
Our aubergine, tomato & halloumi pie is a meat-free feast. You can even make it vegan by swapping the pastry for a vegan alternative, the halloumi for extra veg and the egg for soya or oat milk. This dish will feed the whole family, and you should still have enough leftover to enjoy the next day.
10. Miso, mushroom & brisket pie
Our miso, mushroom & brisket pie is pure savoury extravagance. Take a standard beef pie from bland to brilliant with soy, parmesan and porcini mushrooms. Serve up a slice with mash, gravy and veg, or eat the filling on its own – it makes a delicious stew, and can be served with herby dumplings instead.