19 Savory Pies Totally Appropriate to Eat for Dinner

Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie in blue pot with spoon
Photo: Blaine Moats

We're used to saving our slice of pie until after we've finished supper. But with a savory pie like one of these mouthwatering bakes, it's definitely appropriate to nosh on a pie for the main event. Whether it be chicken pot pie, spaghetti pie, or taco pie, these savory pie recipes mean you can treat yourself to a slice of pie for dinner.

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Skillet Taco Pie

Skillet Taco Pie
Blaine Moats

If you're not in the mood to set up a build-your-own-taco bar for dinner but crave the crunch of a taco shell, this meat pie recipe is the answer. Ready in 25 minutes, this skillet dinner has all of your favorite taco fixings, right down to the crushed taco shells on top.

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Make-It-Mine Pot Pie

Make It Mine Pot Pie
Blaine Moats

Make a comforting savory meat pie your way. This easily-customizable pot pie recipe lets you choose your veggies, seasonings, toppers, and cheese so you can combine your favorites into one extra-delish dinner, or try a new combo every time.

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Taco Pie with Avocado Pie Crust

Taco Pie with Avocado Pie Crust
Hannah Bigot

Add more creamy, delicious avocados to your meal plan by mixing them into the crust of this taco pie. Top with your favorite filling (we recommend a combo of beef and black beans), plus plenty of melty Mexican-style cheese.

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Tiny Tomato Pie

Tiny Tomato Pie
Andy Lyons

If your garden produced an abundance of tiny tomatoes this year, we know how to use some of them up. Four cups of tomatoes pile into a flaky Parmesan and feta crust. One bite of this garden-fresh vegetarian savory pie and everyone at your table will be hooked.

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Cumin-Spiked Shepherd's Pie

Cumin-Spiked Shepherd's Pie
Andy Lyons

There's no crust necessary for this savory pie. Top juicy ground beef, a mix of veggies, and zesty pickled jalapeño peppers with homemade mashed potatoes for a comforting meal that comes with a bit of a kick.

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Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie

Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie
Andy Lyons

Thanksgiving dinner, meet pot pie. A mashed sweet potato topper covers a creamy filling of roast turkey and veggies, making this crowd-pleasing savory pie a great choice for chilly nights. Utilize leftovers from the big feast to clear up some extra space in your fridge.

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Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie

Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie
Andy Lyons

Instead of swirling your fork through ribbons of spaghetti, serve your noodles by the slice with this mouthwatering savory pie recipe. A seasoned beefy "crust" makes a delicious base for the pasta, cheese, and sauce. Pasta night just became extra fun.

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One-Pot Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie

Barbecue Chicken Pot Pie in blue pot with spoon
Blaine Moats

All you need is a single (oven-safe) pot to create this savory pie. Boneless chicken thighs and veggies are sautéed on the stove top before being topped with piecrust and baked to golden-brown perfection in the oven. It's a one-pot meal your family will request again and again.

Buy It: Lodge Cast Iron Enamel Pot ($100, Target)

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Sausage Pie

Sausage Pie
Kritsada Panichgul

Super-easy hot roll mix serves as the all-encompassing crust for the juicy, meaty filling inside this savory pie. When you slice into it to reveal Italian sausage, mushrooms, and gooey mozzarella cheese, no one will be able to resist.

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Autumn Sweet Potato and Butternut Tart

Autumn Sweet Potato and Butternut Tart
Blaine Moats

If fall flavors are calling your name, this savory pie recipe is the best way to satisfy your taste buds. Filled with pretty alternating rows of sweet potato slices and butternut squash, this recipe amps up the autumn vibes even more with a handful of sage leaves on top.

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Hot Italian Shepherd's Pie

Hot Italian Shepherd's Pie
Andy Lyons

Give savory shepherd's pie an Italian twist by combining hot Italian sausage, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini peppers with the usual homemade mashed potatoes. To give this savory pie a restaurant-quality look, top each plate with dried tomatoes and basil.

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Salmon Pot Pie Casserole

Salmon Pot Pie Casserole
Aya Brackett

You might expect to see chicken in this casserole containing carrot, mushroom, and broccoli, but we changed up the classic pot pie recipe by using salmon instead. Top with fluffy cornmeal biscuits, and this hearty savory pie will be gone in a flash.

Buy It: Anchor Hocking Casserole Baking Dish ($6, Walmart)

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Ham-and-Cheese Slab Pies

Ham Cheese Slab Pies
Scott Little

No forks are needed here. This savory slab pie recipe packages the classic ham-and-cheese combo into frozen puff pastry for an unforgettable portable treat. Prep these beauties up to two months in advance and store them in the freezer for easy entertaining.

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Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie
Christina Schmidhofer

Even the meat-eaters of the fam will swoon for a slice of this vegetarian savory pie. Fresh vegetables, herbs, three kinds of cheeses, and a tomato sauce are piled into a springform pan so you'll be able to admire all the beautiful layers before diving in.

Buy It: Wilton Springform Pan ($8, Walmart)

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Chorizo-Pepper Hand Pies

Chorizo-Pepper Hand Pies
Andy Lyons

These adorable savory hand pies will be a great appetizer for your next Mexican night or potluck gathering. Frozen puff pastry helps keep the prep time to a minimum. The savory pepper topper and taco sauce make every bite oh-so-good.

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Savory Chard Pie

Savory Chard Pie
Andy Lyons

You can leave your pie pan in the cupboard for this recipe—just shape the savory pie crust around the filling. Fresh chard, dates, and prosciutto team with garlicky goat cheese for a meat pie filling that's equal parts sweet, salty, and savory.

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BLT Pie

BLT Pie on green napkin
Matthew Clark

Take this favorite lunchtime sandwich to dinner by serving crispy bacon, tiny tomatoes, and fresh lettuce in a cheese-sprinkled crust. Each bite of this savory pie screams "summer," but you can bring it to your table all year.

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Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Dumpling Pie

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Dumpling Pie
Jacob Fox

Enjoy the flavors of the South with this delicious meat pie recipe. Succulent shrimp, andouille sausage, and fresh vegetables are coated in a creamy, spicy sauce. The real winner of this one-pan meal is the cheesy cornmeal dumplings that go on top.

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Chicken Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie

Chicken Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie in cast iron pot
Blaine Moats

Here's a food mashup the kids and adults will devour. Our Test Kitchen took the flavors of a juicy cheeseburger and turned it into a savory meat pie. We used ground chicken to keep the meal lean, but you can swap in ground turkey or beef, too.

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