5 Easy Pie Recipes for YOU!

Pie’s are a big favourite in our house. My husband Howard, son Ted and I love a pie. Nowadays, due to my gluten intolerance, we don’t normally eat pies with pastry. (I am working on that so please bear with me.) We do love a pie with mash potato on and below are five we eat on a regular basis.

The best part about a pie is that it can be made in advance and frozen for another occasion. You could make the filling and the mash then pop them into the freezer for a meal during the week.

It’s a great way to have a delicious dinner on the table without to much fuss during the week. Trust me, when I have done this before it does feels like the fairies have come to cook dinner. It’s also great to have something to hand during term time when kids are at school. Pie’s are so easy and they are also a very filling meal.

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Beef and Butternut Squash Cottage Pie with Mash or Sweet Pot Mash

There is always a dispute in our house. When baking a pie we always disagree on what kind of potato should go on top. A very long time ago my son Ted and I would have voted for sweet potatoes. Nowadays I’m the only one who wants sweet potato. My husband Howard and Ted will always vote for white potatoes. So I decided to make a pie with half potato and half sweet potato.

The pie was made for 4 people so the final quarter of the pie I gave to my mum. My Mum is like me and likes sweet potato too. Since Dad passed away a few years ago I have been freezing our leftovers for her. Mum does not say no to free food and I knew that this meal would be very well received. I thought this might be a helpful recipe for people with a family like mine. We all loved it and we hope you do too.

Mince Beef Hash

Cornbeef Hash is a popular American dish that is often eaten as a breakfast, but in the UK we tend to eat it as a dinner. The hash has been available in America since at least the 19th century. There are various recipes and in America they have ‘hash house’ restaurants that sell this dish very cheaply. 

My version is slightly different to the American style hash. Firstly I used mince beef instead of corned beef. I’m not sure how corned beef is cured and I don’t want to make myself ill. Also, I have used my homemade baked beans and mash potato. OK, so it may seem more like a cottage or shepherds pie, but to me it’s still a Mince Beef Hash. 

Vegan Lentil Cottage Pie

Recently I have been shopping at my local farm shop again and it has made realise how much I love fresh fruit and vegetables. Our local farm shop tries to stock fruit and vegetables from the local area. Obviiously there are a lot of fruit and vegetables that have to be flown or brought in from other parts of the world. However I always find a good selection of local veggies.

So while I was shopping last week I was inspired to make a Lentil Cottage Pie. I probably should name it after the shop I bought the vegetables in but I don’t think my readers would understand the title. So instead it’s just a Vegan Lentil Cottage Pie, but it’s a delicious pie. Well worth a try.

Beef and Butternut Squash Cottage Pie with Mash or Sweet Potato Mash

Spicy Korma Fish Pie

At the weekend I tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen executing the ideas I’ve had during the week. The recipe below was originally a Chicken Korma but I then started to wonder what that would taste like as a fish pie. Korma contains lots of spices that are great to eat. Especially as the weather has just started to turn colder.

At this time of year, I want to fill my family up with plenty of herbs and spices. So I’m always trying to find new ways to use herbs and spices. They are a natural anti inflammatory for colds.

In my cupboard I have a wide selection and I love experimenting with them. By using herbs and spices I turned an ordinary fish pie into an extra ordinary meal. My son loves fish and my husband loves my korma recipe too. So this recipe was a perfect meal for us all. Below is a video and the recipe for you.

Slow Cooked Creamy ‘No Cream’ Ham, Leek and Potato Pie

My Nan and Dad were always great at using up leftovers. Nan would always make stews but Dad would always make a pie. We still had gammon left in our freezer from Christmas so I decided to eat it up.

So that left me to decide whether we were going to be eating a stew or a pie. I went with pie this time but don’t worry there is another stew and soup recipe coming later in the week. So stay tuned. Plus the pie was so yummy and well worth trying.

Vegan Lentil Cottage Pie

5 Easy Pie Recipes are great recipes to have to hand when you need a filling meal for the family or yourself. These pies can be prepared and frozen for a quick mid week meal. Pies are also good for batch cooking too. If you are single you could freeze this dish into four or five separate meals for the deep freeze. You can also make double of these pies and freeze one for another occasion. However you decide to eat these pies, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx