Mini versions of anything are pretty cute and enjoyed by many, and that extends to pies, too. Hand pies are so much easier to make than their full-sized counterparts. There isn’t as much danger for your pastry to stick to your board or fall apart during the transportation process.

They are versatile and can be filled with all kinds of fun stuff. Hand pies come in different shapes, too. You can make little mini classic closed pies, open-topped tartlets, and fold-over pasties. They are great when you are looking for a stylish addition to the main meal, and make great lunch box treats.

The most important thing is that you don’t need to feel cheated out of a bigger serving of pie if that’s what you love. Just grab another one.  Get your hands on these OGP recipes for fun one-serving pies.

1. Savory Vegetable Hand Pies

Savory Vegetable Hand Pies

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These Savory Vegetable Hand Pies by Tina Dawson are filled with spicy carrots, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes.  This recipe makes two hand pies, so if you are feeding more people, or want to have more on hand for snacks or midweek dinners, be sure to size up the recipe.

2. Mac and Cheese Pies

Mac and Cheese Pies

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Mac and Cheese Pies are a bit of a Scottish tradition, and Emily Wilkinson has just the recipe for you.  The flaky crumbly pastry and the gooey, creamy cheesy pasta make for the perfect pairing.  You might not be able to have just one of these ultimate-in-comfort-food pies.

3. Mushroom Pie

Mushroom Pie

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This Mushroom Pie by Lenia & Dimitra is made in one dish and then cut up into individual squares afterward.  This is quite a twist on traditional pies but makes a deeply savory and tasty portion of a meal.  Serve a slice with a big salad or cooked greens.

4. Eggplant Potato Tartlets

Eggplant Potato Tartlets

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These Eggplant Potato Tartlets by Lenia & Dimitra are delicious little individual pies that would make a very elegant starter at a dinner party or would look very appetizing piled high on a plate at a buffet.  Tender eggplant and potatoes are encased in Kourou, a traditional Greek flaky pastry.

5. Holiday Leftover Tart

Holiday Leftover Tart

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Next time you feel overwhelmed by leftovers, try making these Holiday Leftover Tarts by Shea Cope.  This recipe shows you how to take those extra potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and cranberry sauce and turn them into an entirely new dish.  These one-serving tarts are perfect if you are still feeling a little stuffed.

6. Broccoli and Spinach Pâté Tart

Broccoli and Spinach Pâté Tart

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These Broccoli and Spinach Pâté Tarts by Sophie Yotova are dazzling.  A crumbly pie crust is filled with a puréed avocado, spinach, and broccoli pâté that is very fresh, green, and super easy to make.  Garnish your tarts with nuts and berries.

7. Mushroom and Garlic Tarts

Mushroom and Garlic Tarts

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Are there any more mouthwatering mini pies than these Mushroom and Garlic Tarts by Lenia & Dimitra? Perfectly crumbly tartlets crusts are filled with succulent mushrooms flavored with garlic and fresh herbs.  Serve these cold with a salad or hot with a side of steamed or roasted veggies.

8. Australian Savory Seitan Pies

Australian Savory Seitan Pies

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These Australian Savory Seitan Pies are Travis Piper‘s take on a traditional Aussie pub snack.  This vegan version is filled with seitan as well as sweetcorn and a bunch of delicious herbs and spices.  Tradition states that you eat these pies with a ton of ketchup, but that can be left up to you.  Salsa and hot sauce work well, too.

9. Raw Cashew Cheese Tarts With Sun-Dried Tomato Crust

Raw Cashew Cheese Tarts With Sun-Dried Tomato Crust

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These Raw Cashew Cheese Tarts With Sun-Dried Tomato Crust by Niki Webster are stunning and are a great gluten-free option, too. The crust is made from a mixture of seeds, nuts, and both cherry and sun-dried tomatoes.  A creamy cashew cheese filling is adorned with more walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sun-dried tomatoes.

10. Broccolini Pesto and Ricotta Tarts

Broccolini Pesto and Ricotta Tarts

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These nutrient-filled Broccolini Pesto and Ricotta Tarts by Debbie Adler are super easy to whip up and make impressive starters are dinner parties or great little snacks just for you. You will make homemade pesto and homemade vegan ricotta cheese to add to the baby broccoli filling of these delicious, gluten-free little pies.

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