34 easy pie recipes
A good pie is such a comforting classic. Try our golden pies with delicious fillings such as creamy chicken, rich steak and red wine or vegetarian ideas
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
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.
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.
Warm up on chilly autumn nights with this venison, chestnut mushroom and red wine pie – the filling is slow-cooked for beautifully tender meat.
Warm up on chilly autumn nights with this knockout chicken and chorizo pie, featuring a rich crème fraiche sauce.
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.
A great big hug of a recipe, with an unctuous slow-cooked beef filling and a cheesy Marmite cobbler crust.
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.
Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy 1-hour pie, perfect on a chilly day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want an easy cheese pie recipe? Impress your friends and make this galette recipe with golden puff pastry, ham and gruyère cheese.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These mussel and prawn chowder pies are easy to make and packed with all the comforting flavours of chowder.
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.
We have plenty more potato-topped pie recipes to try here:
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.
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.
Make this smoked haddock pie with spinach and Jersey Royal potatoes for a main boasting sunshine flavours.
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!
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.
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.