Pie for Dinner? A Collection of 12 Savory Pies

Pies aren’t just for dessert. They are perfect for any occasion. Serving quiche for breakfast is a great example of how pies can be eaten and enjoyed at any time of the day. Savory pies are the perfect one dish meal for lunch or dinner. Hand pies, like the Coal Fired Port Hand Pies and Mini Savory Chicken Hand Pies in my Foodie collection, are wonderful for picnics and meals on-the-go. Savory Pies are the perfect make ahead dish for parties. The Spanakopita that I make, a Greek spinach pie, is a favorite when I host a get together.

Need inspiration for National Pi Day? Scroll through my Foodie Collection of 12 Savory Pies.

Pi Day is coming up on March 14th and is a great time for pie baking! Remember your math, Pi = 3.14.

Let’s talk about pies for a minute…

Are all pies round and what makes a pie a pie? According to Wikepedia A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients. So, it seems it’s all in the crust.

Here’s a tasty tidbit for you – historians have recorded that the roots of pie can loosely be traced back to the ancient Egyptians during the Neolithic Period or New Stone Age beginning around 9500 BC. Some of the earliest pies to be found in cookbooks were British Meat Pies, and I couldn’t resist adding a traditional meat pie to this collection. There’s something very comforting about a meat pie on a cool winter night. Savory browned meat, studded with veggies inside a flaky crust. Although, Meat Pie doesn’t appear to be a very popular dish in the U.S. which is a shame because it’s so delicious!

Which savory pie from my Foodie collection above would you most like to try?

After your savory pie for dinner, you might want to try a a slice of this sweet Nutella Peanut Butter Pie.

disclosure: This sponsored post was brought to you through my partnership with Foodie.com by Glam.

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  1. Those chicken handpies right in front look delicious to me. Absolutely yummy!

  2. I think I would go for the chicken taco one first, but all of these sound SO good!!

  3. The mini spaghetti pies look good – I’d like to try those!

  4. These pies look so tasty. I just want to find a decent grain free dough recipe to make them with.

  5. These are some great ideas! I don’t think I’ve ever had a savory pie except for chicken pot pie. They all sound delicious!

  6. The zucchini pie loos best to me!

  7. That Zucchini Pie looks delicious! What a great list of pies, I know I will need to whip up a few of them!

  8. ohhhh – savory pies is right! Would love to do some of these for family dinners!!

  9. I love this collection of Meat Pies! They are not something I see very often…yum!

  10. My daughter’s fiancé used to work at a Greek restaurant and would bring home spanakopita from work a lot. It was delicious. I’ll be using your recipe to make my own now… yum!

  11. These pies are a great lunch or dinner to make in freezing Chicago! Real comfort food!

  12. Oh I don’t think I’ve ever really made a savory pie! These all sound so delicious!

  13. So cute and yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Yum! I can almost smell them. The pictures are making me hungry….

  15. I love the hand pies! What a fun way to take dinner on the road

  16. Chicken Taco Pie recipe looks the best to me! It’s something my kids would enjoy and finding recipes for them is so hard!

  17. Those chicken handpies look AWESOME!!!

  18. I’d like to try the Spanakopita, the Greek spinach pie, it looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this post, the pies all look delicious.

  19. This Pi Day is totally new to me, but I’m a fast learner because I LOVE pie. This is so great. Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes.

  20. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Oh yum, I love pies so much!! The chicken pies look so divine!

  21. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like the meat pie and the zucchini pie and especially the apple, potato and bacon in a pistachio crust – but where is the potato in the recipe OK it is in the original/.

  22. I love these sizes, kid sized and kid friendly!

  23. I just came back to get the Zucchini pie with yeasted olive oil crust recipe!! Thanks again ;)

  24. Allison Downes says:

    We LOVE pies in our house. I am a huge fan of the zucchini, so I think that I would enjoy the Zucchini pie with yeasted olive oil crust the most. Though all of the recipes sound great! Thanks for sharing.

  25. I think the only kind of pie I’ve had is chicken pot pie. I’m open to trying new varieties though!

  26. Chicken hand pies? How cute and awesome is that? I love your choices!!!

  27. Love the idea of the mini chicken pies! It reminds me of something we have in Brazil called empadas!

  28. Very tasty! Pie isn’t always for dessert :)

  29. I could so use a chicken pot pie right now!!

  30. Oh man – this collection makes me hungry!

  31. The chicken pies look so yummy!

  32. I have always wondered what a Spanikopita pie is made with (sorry if I didn’t spell that the right way). Savory pies seem like they would be the perfect comfort food.

  33. Nutella Peanut Butter Pie! Oh my! Yes please! Those all look awesome!

  34. Pie for dinner? Yes, please! Those all sound so good, I can’t decide which one I’d like to try first!

  35. What A Great Variety & They ALLL Look So Delicious!!

  36. Wow so many great choices above! I love all of the new meal ideas you just gave me! I can’t wait to try the Mini Savory Chicken Hand Pies. Looks delicious!

  37. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    those chicken handpies look so good! definitely would spice dinner up a bit

  38. Savory pies are the best! I pinned the mini chicken ones. My son loves things he can eat with his hands.

  39. Dana Rodriguez says:

    They all look so tasty!I want to make the chicken hand pies this weekend!

  40. That is a great collection and I will bookmark this.

  41. I would love to make the chicken hand pies! They look so delicious and I know my family would love for me to make these! I also love the spaghetti hand pies!

  42. Love pies.. all kind and shape.. great selection and I can’t wait to try some for dinner and dessert this weekend…thanks for sharing, sure look Delicious

  43. I love making chicken pies! I make little ones so the kids can pick them up like hot pockets :)

  44. My husband would love the chicken hand pies! What a great idea for a cold day.

  45. I’ve been dying for a good ‘ole turkey or chicken pot pie lately. Maybe it’s the weather?

  46. I would love just to have a good chicken pot pie.

  47. I LOVE Spanikopita! I never thought of it as a pie. Great collection you put together – my mouth is watering right now.

  48. One of my favorite type of pies to eat are the mincemeat ones my grandpa makes. It’s so funny because I won’t eat anyone else’s except for his.

  49. I’ve never heard of a crust made out of pistachios before. That’s really unique!

  50. That Zucchini Pie is totally up my alley! :)

  51. The chicken hand pies look delicious. They’d be great to make and freeze so you could reheat them when you were in a hurry.

  52. Hmmmm — those hand pies look so yummy!!!!!

  53. Barbara Mc/Whenihave Time says:

    I am going to have to try some of these. The mini spaghetti pie sounds good!

  54. Those mini spaghetti pies look delicious! I love meal pies.

  55. Shannon says:
    • Shannon says:

      adding some extras…I love spinach. I get spinach hand pies called Fatayer from the Mediterranean Deli here in Richmond, VA sometimes and they are the BEE’S KNEES. I have tried unsuccessfully sadly to make them at the house. I get the plain spinach and onion ones. This reminds me of that.

  56. Wow the little chicken pot pies look really nummy! Great selection.

  57. I have been thinking about Cornish pies all week. I think I need to make some.

  58. I love your take on “pies” yummy!

  59. Now, those are my kind of pies. I am not one for sweet pies, but savory I can do.

  60. Savoury pies are the best for a quick meal! So yummy!!

  61. What an amazing selection of pies for pi day!

  62. That taco pie and those mini spaghetti pies looks like a great dinner to me!

  63. My husband is a huge shepherd’s pie fan. The only dinner pie I’ve ever made is spaghetti pie

  64. Okay I am hungry, and I just had dinner! LOL

  65. Those chicken pot pies look amazing! What a perfect hand-sized meal for little ones!

  66. Chicken taco — ooo sounds so good!!

  67. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would love to try the Mini Savory Chicken Hand Pies, they look so good! I love making pies for dinner, just made two Shepherds Pie’s last weekend, my family loved them :)

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