Looking for the best beef pie recipe? Want to make a classic chicken pie? Our easy ideas make great comfort food for a weekend lunch or a midweek treat.


We've mastered the art of pastry to create filo, shortcrust and puff pastry pies, filled with ingredients such as chicken and leek, ham hock and green peppercorn, and even game. You could also make your own onion gravy with our recipe.

Go all out and make pie for dessert too with one of our perfect sweet pies.

Best pie recipes

Chicken, mushroom and bacon slab pie

Feed a very hungry crowd with this beast of a slab pie (cooked in one baking tray), flavoured with streaky bacon, chicken thighs, chestnut mushrooms and cream.

Chicken and Mushroom Pie Recipe With Bacon

Braised beef and mushroom pie

Breaking through a golden, flaky crust to reveal a rich, unctuous braise steaming underneath has got to be up there with the most exciting dinner table moments. Recreate Rosie Birkett’s recipe and you’ll achieve just that.

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Venison pie

Warm up on chilly autumn nights with this venison, chestnut mushroom and red wine pie – the filling is slow-cooked for beautifully tender meat.

A golden pie with a serving taken out revealing a meaty centre

Chicken and chorizo pie

Warm up on chilly autumn nights with this knockout chicken and chorizo pie, featuring a rich crème fraiche sauce.

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Chicken and ham pie

Save time by using shop-bought pastry to make this cosy classic, filled with thick-cut ham, leeks, chicken thigh fillets and a creamy white sauce.

Chicken and Ham Pie Recipe

Rich beef pie with cheesy Marmite cobbler crust

A great big hug of a recipe, with an unctuous slow-cooked beef filling and a cheesy Marmite cobbler crust.

Beef Cobbler Pie Recipe With Cheese Marmite Crust

Spring chicken pie

This comforting chicken and leek pie cuts a few corners to help you save time. It's creamy, rich and filled with the freshness of spring.

A golden-crusted pie with a creamy chicken filling in a pie dish, with a pink napkin and cutlery

Venison, thyme and port lattice pie

Craft the ultimate winter pie featuring succulent venison in a port gravy, all snugly encased in buttery, flaky pastry. Prepare in under an hour for a warming meal.

A large lattice pie with one serving scooped out of it

Left-over roast turkey pie

Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy 1-hour pie, perfect on a chilly day.

A whole golden-crusted meat pie, with a plate of pie and green vegetables to one side

Poacher’s pie

This is a twist on a classic steak and ale pie, swapping out the chunks of beef for mixed, diced game – this could include venison, wild boar, partridge and pheasant pieces.

Game Meat Pie Recipe

Mushy pea fish pie

Take your classic fish pie to the next level with our epic recipe complete with a hidden layer of vibrant-green mushy peas buried in the bottom.

Best Fish Pie Recipe with Mushy Peas

French onion and beef pie with gruyère crust

Make this meaty pie for a warming family meal. Rich onion soup-style gravy meets melt-in-the-mouth beef and a cheesy mash topping for the ultimate winter comfort food.

Beef Pie Recipe with Cheesy Mash

Beef, ale and bone marrow pie

Up your pie game with this epic recipe. Packed with melt-in-the-mouth beef and crunchy pickled onions, serve this dish with creamy mash and leafy greens for a showstopping weekend meal with family and friends.

Steak and ale pie with bone marrow in the middle

Steak and stilton pie

A golden-crusted puff pastry pie, stuffed with braising steak, blue cheese, brown ale and thyme. Perfect for a comforting meal on chilly winter nights.

A rectangular steak pie cut open with a small bowl of chips on the side

Chicken and leek puff pie

This easy chicken pie is on the table in about an hour, thanks to ready-made puff pastry. With a delicious creamy filling, this is a great pie for cold days. We have more puff pastry recipes to try here.

Chicken and leek puff pie with spoonful taken out

Croque monsieur galette

Want an easy cheese pie recipe? Impress your friends and make this galette recipe with golden puff pastry, ham and gruyère cheese.

Puff Pastry Galette with Ham and Cheese

Goan prawn and coconut pie

Maunika Gowardhan’s savoury Goan pie (Apa de camarão) is teeming with a luscious prawn masala filling and homemade masala paste. It requires a little effort, but it’s worth the time.

A savoury pie with a slice cut out of it

Chicken pie with patchwork croissant pastry

This creamy chicken and leek pie is really easy to prepare but looks impressive. Plus it's made with a secret 'cheat' ingredient: ready-made croissant dough. Trust us, it works. Here are our exciting chicken recipes to try.

Chicken Pot Pie with Crescent Rolls

Ham hock, cider and green peppercorn pie

This is a delicious, warming savoury pie recipe. If you want to skip cooking the ham hocks, some butchers and supermarkets sell them ready-cooked at the deli counter.

Check out our ham hock recipes for more flavoursome ideas.

Ham Hock and Cider Pie with Green Peppercorns

Curried mutton pie

This epic pie recipe comes from Chef Calum Franklin of The Holborn Dining Room, who has become a pie master. Listen to our podcast with Calum to discover his secrets to making the perfect pastry here.

Mutton Pie Recipe

Spinach and ricotta filo pie

This spinach and ricotta vegetarian pie made with filo pastry is very light at under 200 calories per slice. Ready in under an hour you can make it ahead and cook it when you need it. Try our other vegetarian pie recipes here.

Spinach and Ricotta Vegetarian Filo Pastry Pie Recipe

Roast dinner pot pie

Ever thought of making a roast dinner pie? Check out this clever mash-up using roast dinner leftovers all bundled into one flaky pie, a super easy and comforting family meal.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Beef shin and red wine pie

This easy beef shin and red wine pie is an indulgent, comforting classic. Using beef shin keeps the cost down as it's a cheaper cut. You can easily freeze this ahead for a stress-free weekday meal.

Beef Pie Recipe With Red Wine

Mini chicken, leek and mushroom pies

Beat the winter chill with these deliciously creamy individual chicken, leek and mushroom pot pies. Easy to make and suitable for freezing when you're in need of a quick midweek meal. We have plenty more easy chicken recipes here.

Mini chicken, leek and mushroom pies

Steak and red wine pie with suet crust

The best family steak pie. Made with a classic suet crust this is peerless in pie terms. With a rich steak and red wine filling, this is comfort food at its best.

Steak Pie Recipe with Red Wine and Suet Crust

Picnic pie

You'll need to put in some extra effort for this savoury pie recipe, but the payoff will be great. This meaty picnic pie makes a mean, hearty meal.

Picnic Pie Recipe

Gamekeeper's pie

This recipe for gamekeeper's pie is a great, easy way to enjoy game this winter. Make it on a Sunday for a special lunch for your friends and family.

Gamekeeper’s Pie Recipe

Mussel and prawn chowder pies

These mussel and prawn chowder pies are easy to make and packed with all the comforting flavours of chowder.

Mussel and Prawn Chowder Pies Recipe

Mini pork and chorizo picnic pies

Our pork and chorizo pies have got a hidden quail's egg in the middle and make a great snack. Chorizo-style sausages have the same soft texture as regular sausages but added paprika and garlic. If you can’t find them, add 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika to regular pork sausages.

Mini Pork Pie Recipe For a Picnic

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Kofte shepherd’s pie

Shepherd’s pie is an institution, but for something a little different this spicy version hits the spot, delivering all the comfort with a little kick of harissa.

Lamb Kofte Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Bombay fish pie

Check out this epic mash-up recipe of a classic fish pie with Indian spices. This creamy pie is packed with juicy king prawns and chunky smoked haddock, a perfect Friday night family dinner.

Indian Fish Pie Recipe served in a black round oven proof dish with a small dish of mango chutney on the side

Smoked haddock pie

Make this smoked haddock pie with spinach and Jersey Royal potatoes for a main boasting sunshine flavours.

Smoked haddock pie in a pie dish with a slice taken out, against a royal blue fabric background

Classic cottage pie

This is our take on a classic cottage pie. With rich beef and creamy mash, it's a long-standing family favourite and a good one to have in the freezer for emergencies!

Classic Cottage Pie Recipe

Cheat's fish pie

Fish pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods but can take a bit of time to make. If there's only you, try our cheat's version that's ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a midweek pick-me-up. We have more quick recipes here for you to try.

Cheat’s Fish Pie Recipe

Potato, squash and sage pie

This recipe for potato, squash and sage pie may take a little longer, but it's super easy and packed full of delicious flavours. It's a great option for a veggie Sunday meal.

Potato, Squash and Sage Pie Recipe

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