7 Savory Pies That Will Make You Forget About Sweets

Pie may be the MVP of the dessert table, but these savory recipes prove that it can be the star of breakfast or dinner too.

March 13, 2020
By: Madison Vettorino

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Ravioli Rose Pie

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Teri Lyn Fisher

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Pie is often thought of as dessert, but it doesn’t have to be! No matter what meal, occasion or time of day, there’s a pie for every taste bud. There are some of the staples like shepherd's pie, quiche and chicken pot pie, but we're excited for these innovative recipes that deserve a spot on your list of go-tos. The best part? You can cook these along with the pros in the Food Network Kitchen app!

Ravioli and mozzarella and tomatoes, oh my! Every bit as delicious as it is beautiful, this crustless pie is our new favorite way to serve up store-bought ravioli. Switch up the ravioli fillings to reimagine this dish again and again.

Chicken, Sweet Potato Swiss chard Phyllo Pot Pie beauty, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

Chicken, Sweet Potato Swiss chard Phyllo Pot Pie beauty, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

Photo by: Rob Pryce

Rob Pryce

Keep phyllo sheets in the freezer, so you're always ready to whip up this delicoius savory pie. Swiss chard and sweet potatoes amp up the health factor. Plus, it all comes together in a single cast-iron skillet.

Lobster tails, red potatoes, carrots, and thyme are all key ingredients in this savory seafood pie that you won’t want to miss. Bonus: you can swap out the lobster for shrimp, for a more affordable alternative.

Aliya Leekong's South African Shepherd's Pie, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.

Aliya Leekong's South African Shepherd's Pie, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.

Photo by: Lauren Volo

Lauren Volo

The national dish of South Africa, Bobotie, is similar to a Shepherd’s pie. The bottom layer balances sweet and spicy flavors in a ground meat mixture, while the top layer is a delicate, creamy egg custard instead of mashed potatoes.

Smoky Cheddar, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Pot Pies beauty, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

Smoky Cheddar, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Pot Pies beauty, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

Photo by: Rob Pryce

Rob Pryce

For a bold, flavorful variation, Damaris Phillips subs in chorizo for chicken and folds smoky Cheddar into the filling. Vegetarian? Swap out the meat for a soy-based chorizo, and you've got yourself an equally delicious, vegetarian-friendly dinner.

Waylynn Lucas's Quiche, as seen on Food Network Kitchen

Waylynn Lucas's Quiche, as seen on Food Network Kitchen

Photo by: Felicia Perretti

Felicia Perretti

We’re big fans of eating pie for breakfast (apple, pumpkin, pecan, you name it), but since this quiche is made with eggs, sausage, and mushroom, it is all the more fitting for brunch. This dish is described as "earthy and hearty" by Chef Waylynn Lucas, so make this one when you want something savory.

Beverly Weidner's Cheesy Biscuit Pot Pies, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.

Beverly Weidner's Cheesy Biscuit Pot Pies, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.

Photo by: Lauren Volo

Lauren Volo

Short on time? No worries! This recipe uses store-bought biscuit dough and frozen veggies (no chopping necessary!), so you can have the classic comfort dish ready in under an hour. Filling, flavorful and fun, these cheesy biscuit pot pies are sure to be a hit with the kids for dinner — or even served as an after-school snack.

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