Best pie recipes
Celebrate British Pie Week (4-10 March 2019) with some of Mumsnetters' favourite pie recipes that are as easy as the proverbial pastry itself.
This pie has a delicious cheesy filling and is a great way to use up leftover veg.
“I made this the other week and added a tin of butter beans to the sauce. It was lovely. The packet of puff pastry made enough for two pies, so one is in the freezer ready for a 'no cook' night.”
Cheap, easy to make, and great served cold for buffets or in packed lunches.
“Really easy and really, really tasty – a big hit in this house. I'm going to make some in foil dishes for the freezer.”
An alternative take on the humble fish pie.
“I use salmon trimmings and bung a bit of cheese in. Tah-dah! It's one of our favourites.”
Chicken and tarragon in a creamy béchamel sauce – a wholesome, warming family dinner.
“A new family favourite to add to my repertoire, brilliant. So easy as well, can't believe I've never made it before.”
A surprisingly effective way of getting spinach into children.
“I have a vegan friend who has made this recipe without egg or cheese, using silken tofu instead – it just tastes less cheesy, but still fab.”
They had us at easy…
“Top tip for apple pies: you can get unsweetened sliced apples in a tin. Bung them in a pie dish with sugar/spices/raisins and cover with crumble or pastry and bake for 30 minutes. Very good for impromptu in-law visits.”
If you're looking for more ideas and tips (or have your own to share), you can always talk to other Mumsnetters on the food and recipes Talk board.