3 Savoury Pie Recipes

When I first realised I was gluten intolerant, pies quickly went off the menu, but I missed them a lot.  A bit like pasta, gluten-free pastry has come on leaps and bounds in the past 5-10 years.  Therefore pies are no longer relegated to special occasions only.   Below are 3 of our most favourite savoury pie recipes which we as a family love.  Simple and easy to make, and perfect for cooking with kids.

Savoury Pie Recipes - Jamie Oliver Chicken Pot Pie

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Pot Pie

We love Jamie Oliver’s ‘5 Ingredients – Quick and Easy Food’ Cookbook.  And this one-pot chicken pie recipe is a perfect weeknight supper recipe, for all the family.

  • 2 onions
  • 600 g free-range chicken thighs, skin off, bone out.
  • 350 g mixed mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme (30g)
  • 375g block of all-butter (gluten-free if needed) puff pastry, cold.
savoury pie recipes - cheesy leek and potato pie

Cheesy Leek and Potato Pie

There are lots of veggie pie recipes out there, but I must admit finding one that all the kids like isn’t easy.  This supersized Cheesy Leek and Potato ‘pasty’ has just the right balance to keep everyone happy, and is super easy to make.

  • 3 leeks, cut into chunks
  • small knob butter
  • pinch dried rosemary or thyme
  • 450g potato (1 very large baking potato is perfect), chopped into thick slices
  • 140g melting cheese, such as cheddar, cut into small chunks
  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Traditional Beef and Ale Pie

Being Scottish, Steak Pie is part of my heritage.  Hogmanay isn’t Hogmanay without Steak Pie.  This recipe is really simple and again another great one to get your kids cooking.

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 750g stewing beef steak, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp plain flour (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 x 440ml can Guinness or other stout
  • 1 beef stock cube (gluten-free if needed)
  • sprig thyme leaves
  • 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten

So there are our 3 favourite savoury pie recipes, what’s your favourite filling?  And do you prefer sweet to savoury, I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Fay x

If you liked this post then check out all my other family recipe ideas, perfect for trying the kids:

Family Recipes & Bakes

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