Everybody loves making (and eating!) apple, pumpkin, and sweet potato pies over the holidays. It’s all about sweet pies this season. Where’s the love for the savory pies and tarts? They’re equally as delicious and cozy. They deserve a chance to shine at your holiday dinner tables. There are so many different savory ingredients to put in your pie or tart. If you’re unsure where to start or need a little inspiration, check out these 10 savory pies and tarts! They’re super autumnal and will be the star of your holiday dinner!
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1. Mushroom Pie
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2. Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust
Nothing says love from the oven quite like pie! Pie is perfect in the winter and these hearty little vegetarian morsels are as healthy as can be with fiber-rich black beans, veggies, and a spiced sweet potato crust. Honestly, this Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust by Alison Murray is so tasty and spicy that you won’t ever miss a pastry casing, and you’ll feel much better for it too!
3. Radicchio Vegetable Pie With Olives and Raisins
4. Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie
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This Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie by Jenny Marie is perfect for a Sunday dinner, or just as a comforting any-night meal to warm you up when it’s cold outside. They pair perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes, green vegetables, and lashings of rich gravy.
5. Deep-Dish Spinach Phyllo Pie
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Even though this Deep-Dish Spinach Phyllo Pie by Lisa Dawn Angerame takes a little bit of work, the end result is totally worth it. It’s so good! This recipe calls for two pounds (907 g) of fresh baby spinach, which looks like a lot but wilts down significantly. It also calls for all of the alliums—onions, garlic, scallions, shallots, leeks and chives—because they each add their own flavor, lots of dill, mint and parsley for herby freshness, artichoke hearts for tang and almond feta for texture.
Reprinted with permission from Wait, That’s Vegan by Lisa Dawn Angerame, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Alex Shytsman
6. Tourtière (French Canadian Savory Pie)
Tourtière is a classic French Canadian savory pie that has a rich, spiced filling all wrapped up in a flaky pie crust. This plant-based version of that traditional recipe is simple, amazingly tasty and it isn’t filled with all kinds of chemical-laden crap. Bonus, it doesn’t take very long to prepare and it can be made in advance, so basically it’s a must if you’ve been invited to a vegetarian (or a traditional meat eating) family dinner! It’ll stop skeptics in their tracks, just you watch. You have to try this Tourtière (French Canadian Savory Pie) by Shanna Laychuk!
7. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
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This delicious Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by James Wythe is perfect for this time of the year! It’s incredibly easy to make and trust me this will be a massive hit with family and friends. This Lentil Shepherd’s pie really gives you that comforting feeling you want from a simple healthy dinner during the colder months.
8. Artichoke and Walnut Pesto Pie
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Pies are one of the best foods ever – they are quick to make, comfortable even for a meal outside the home and moreover they are an infallible way to make vegetables delicious for those who don’t usually like them! This Artichoke and Walnut Pesto Pie by Valentina Chiappa uses artichokes and wild garlic, creating an unusual and tasty mix.
9. Pumpkin and Leek Pie
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This savory vegan Pumpkin and Leek Pie by Valentina Chiappa is everything you could ever right. A crumbly and cheesy pumpkin-leek filling on top of a delicious, yet simple crust. You are going to fall in love. This pumpkin leek pie will impress everyone at your next brunch party!
10. Cozy Pot Pie With Black Eyed Peas
A comforting vegetarian pot pie that’s packed with vegetables, including celery, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes. This pot pie also has black-eyed peas for a good dose of protein and fiber. This Cozy Pot Pie With Black Eyed Peas by Caroline Doucet is perfect for a cozy family dinner during colder months.
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