35 Savory Pie and Tart Recipes That Are Simply Delicious
Savory pies and tarts are often overlooked, but we think it's high time home cooks pay closer attention to these unexpected—yet delicious—dishes. Baked with meats, vegetables, and cheeses, savory pies and tarts are the perfect recipes to shake up your usual weekday menu. Whether you serve one as a delicious side dish or the main attraction, when you pair flaky, buttery dough with some of our favorite flavor combinations, you're well on your way to creating must-have meal for any time of day. That's right: We have savory pie and tart recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ahead.
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of the word "savory" is meat, and many of the pie and tart recipes ahead feature tender, juicy cuts of meat. For a truly showstopping savory pastry dish, bake the Spiced-Lamb Pie that's seen here. It's inspired by a Turkish take on pizza, called pide. You can use store-bought or homemade dough, depending on how much time you have. Another delectable choice? Surprise your family with our Thanksgiving Left-Over Pie for dinner this week—it's a kitchen-sink-style dish featuring all of your favorites from the holiday: Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, carrots, leeks, and cranberry sauce all wrapped in a crispy pate brisée. No leftovers? No problem. You can make the pie using fresh ingredients, too.
Just because something is savory doesn't mean it has to be filled with meat, though. We're sharing some delicious vegetarian-friendly dishes that are sure to satisfy, with both tried and true flavors and surprising new combinations. Head East with our Broccoli and Potato "Samosa" Pie, which is made with a mix of Yukon gold potatoes, broccoli, fresh ginger, and jalapeño peppers for a little kick. Or try our decadent Mushroom-Gruyere Tart for a memorable meal. Tender mushrooms play nicely wit Gruyere cheese in this filling, which sits inside a deliciously nutty crust.
And if you're looking for a kid-friendly recipe, look no further: Our Spinach-Feta Pizza Slab Pie is guaranteed to please family members of every age. Kids will love the double crust, and you'll love how easy it is to make, thanks to store-bought pizza dough and simple ingredients.
Broccoli and Potato "Samosa" Pie
Yukon gold potatoes, broccoli, fresh ginger, jalapeño peppers, and aromatics come together to create this savory pie.
Meat Pie with Hot Water Crust
The epitome of savory, this protein-packed recipe uses four different types of meat—pork shoulder, chicken livers, chicken thighs, and fatback.
Mushroom Gruyere Tart
Ooey gooey melted Gruyere cheese comes together with tender mushrooms in this tasty tart recipe. The six-ingredient crust is made from well-known players like whole-wheat and unbleached all-purpose flours but gets a surprising nuttiness from ¼-cup of Tahini.
Spinach Feta Pizza Slab Pie
Store-bought pizza dough is the real MVP of this recipe. The filling consists of spinach, feta, and mozzarella. It's easy to make and even easier to eat.
Arabian Gulf Pot Pies
Date, Olive, and Goat-Cheese Tart
With only 20 minutes of prep time necessary to make this savory and sweet tart, the dish is just the thing to serve at a gathering. Pop it in the oven for an hour and your home will fill with heady scents of dough and dates.
This savory meat-filled pie is perfect for someone who wants to show off their baking prowess. With an hour and 35 minutes of prep time and a total time of five hours and 45 minutes—it's a labor of love.
Leek-and-Goat-Cheese Tart with Rye Crust
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
The classic dish gets a sweet and savory upgrade with sweet potatoes instead of regular Yukon. Plus, the bright colors look delightful on the dinner table.
Roasted Radish Tart
Ideal for those who love a long bake, this meal has a prep time of 45 minutes, but comes together in three and a half hours. Trust us: It's well worth the wait.
Chicken Pot Pie
Perhaps one of the most beloved comfort food recipes, Chicken Pot Pie is a go-to dish for many families. Full of tender chicken and creamy whole milk, it's topped with flaky puffed pastry for a picture-perfect meal.
Roasted Carrot and Beet Tart
A colorful, sweet and savory tart that will have everyone asking for seconds? Yes, please. This recipe comes together in just over an hour and a half. Just be sure to wear gloves when peeling the beets, otherwise you'll have to deal with stained hands for a day or two.
Moroccan Hand Pies with Eggplant and Apricots
These hand pies might not be your first thought when you think of savory pies, but you'll be so glad you tried them. Tender eggplant and sweet, juicy apricots mix perfectly in this savory dish.
Italian Pot Pies
Why should Chicken Pot Pie have all the fun? We use ground beef, homemade tomato sauce, and biscuits for our Italian rendition.
With only 25 minutes of prep time, this savory pie recipe will be a new favorite. It's great for any vegetarians at your dinner table or nights when you want to serve a meat-free meal.
Mushroom and Pecorino Tarts
Earthy mushrooms pair perfectly with savory pecorino cheese in these delicious small tarts.
Green Chicken-Enchilada Pies
Head South of the border for these Mexican-inspired pies. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, mild green tomatillo sauce, cilantro, and safflower oil are baked atop corn tortilla quarters for an innovative take on a classic.
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
This vegetable-filled take on the signature meaty recipe is a welcome addition to any winter dinnertime menu. Two pounds of Yukon gold potatoes top the savory dish.
Goat-Cheese, Tomato, and Caramelized Onion Tart
A fresh tart like this one is full of savory ingredients, thanks to juicy tomatoes, ripe goat cheese, and sweet caramelized onions all atop a rosemary-infused crust.
This breakfast classic is a go-to for a reason. Salty, savory thick slabs of bacon sit inside creamy baked eggs and atop tart dough for this quiche.
This classic beef-filled recipe is the perfect dish to warm you up this winter. Ground beef chuck and mashed potatoes are the focal points of this comforting meal.
Savory Autumn-Leaf Pies
With a filling of parsnips, carrots, onion, and Swiss or red chard, these savory leaf-shaped pies are a must-make for any fall meal.
Fresh Green Tart
Raw vegetables—cucumbers, green peppers, heirloom tomatoes—rest inside of an almond-tart shell that gets an extra dose of savory from a pesto spread.
Tomato Hand Pies
These hand pies are as delicious as they are adorable. Inside the mini pate brisée lies tomato and onion slices for a savory treat.
Ten sheets of phyllo dough are used to create this crispy, crunchy spinach pie. Bites of feta, baby spinach, and aromatics will have everyone asking for seconds.
Roasted Pepper and Saffron Tart
Smoky and creamy, this savory tart recipe is an airy-but-rich dish that everyone is sure to love. We use a pate brisée crust for excellent eating.
Individual Pork Potpies
A rich pork stew is topped with a decorative, crunchy, flaky crust for a comforting, warming meal.
Cornbread and Beef Skillet Pie
A Southern staple, cornbread makes this beef skillet pie a hearty meal worthy of a family get together—and it comes together in just 45 minutes.
Rustic Market Tarts
These pizza-like tarts make for the perfect menu item for your next pool party or outdoor summer soirée. Flatbread and ricotta are the key players in this recipe, along with your local vegetable market finds.