When it’s cold outside, everyone wants to eat a hot brunch menu, hearty meals, preferably full of meats and vegetables. Savory pies—including pot pie, shepherd’s pie, and tamale pie—are traditionally a combination of cooked meats and vegetables in savory gravy or sauce, baked in a casserole dish with a topping of pie crust or pastry dough. These pies usually don’t have a bottom crust, which means they are easy to make and serve. We give you the best lists!
The classic chicken pot pie gets an extra boost of flavor and freshness with some chopped chives and parsley in this delicious chicken pot pie with herbs recipe. The chicken gets a little zest from Cajun seasoning and combines with potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and peas to make a filling and complete meal. Top the casserole with ready-made puff pastry or pie crust.
Switch up the typical shepherd’s pie and replace the lamb or beef with some lean ground turkey. The meat is browned and cooked along with carrots, peas, corn, tomatoes, and tomato paste, making for a healthy but hearty filling. A homemade mashed potato topping gives this casserole a creamy and comforting finish.
An elegant meal that is easy to make, this shrimp pie pairs the sweetness of shellfish with a creamy sherry-flavored sauce. Mushrooms offer a bit of earthiness and red potato brings tender texture to the mixture, all of which are enclosed in a buttery puff pastry topping.
A delicious filling of chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce is made on the stovetop and then topped with homemade cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits. The biscuit dough is pulled together in a food processor, making for easy preparation.
Put that refrigerated biscuit dough to good use in this flavorful creamy beef and chile casserole. Half of the raw biscuits are placed in the bottom of a baking pan and covered with a cooked filling of ground beef, onion, mild green chiles, seasonings, and tomato sauce that is combined with a cheesy sour cream mixture. The remaining biscuits go on top with a sprinkling of cheese, and the casserole is baked until golden brown.
Reminiscent of lobster Newburg, this seafood pot pie features sweet lobster meat in a mushroom-sherry cream sauce, making for an elegant entrée—especially when made in individual ramekins. Mixed vegetables add to the filling, which is topped with flaky puffed pastry.
Toppings can include puff pastry, biscuit dough, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and refrigerated pie crusts. Just make sure the filling is hot when you place the crust on top so it will bake all the way through and become tender and flaky.