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UK's Favourite Pies Revealed for British Pie Week

Pies are one of the UK’s national dishes and to celebrate British Pie Week 2022 (7th-13th March) we have revealed the UK’s top 10 favourite pies. Choose a HelloFresh pie in your foo box this British Pie Week.

The UK's Top 10 Favourite Pies

Analysing the average number of searches per month for each type of pie, the data revealed that shepherd’s pie is ranked as the UK’s favourite pie with over 100,000 monthly searches, followed by cottage pie at 76,000 and fish pie with 56,000.

KeywordVolume
1shepherd's pie108000
2cottage pie76000
3fish pie56000
4chicken pie26000
5chicken and leek pie19000
6chicken and mushroom pie18000
7steak pie13000
8steak and ale pie12000
9cheese and onion pie11000
10pork pie10000

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie came out on top as the UK's favourite pie with over 100,000 monthly searches. With a mashed potato topping and delicious meaty filling, shepherd's pie is a traditional meal that has been around for 100s of years.

Today shepherd’s pie is typically prepared with lamb mince, while cottage pie uses beef. Created in 1854, this classic dish was a way of using leftover roasted meat and vegetables.

Our Sheperd's Pie recipe is full of flavours and makes for the perfect dinner option.

The UK's Top 10 Favourite Pies

Analysing the average number of searches per month for each type of pie, the data revealed that shepherd’s pie is ranked as the UK’s favourite pie with over 100,000 monthly searches, followed by cottage pie at 76,000 and fish pie with 56,000.

KeywordVolume
1shepherd's pie108000
2cottage pie76000
3fish pie56000
4chicken pie26000
5chicken and leek pie19000
6chicken and mushroom pie18000
7steak pie13000
8steak and ale pie12000
9cheese and onion pie11000
10pork pie10000

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie came out on top as the UK's favourite pie with over 100,000 monthly searches. With a mashed potato topping and delicious meaty filling, shepherd's pie is a traditional meal that has been around for 100s of years.

Today shepherd’s pie is typically prepared with lamb mince, while cottage pie uses beef. Created in 1854, this classic dish was a way of using leftover roasted meat and vegetables.

Our Sheperd's Pie recipe is full of flavours and makes for the perfect dinner option.

Fish Pie

Fish pie was the only pie on the top 10 list containing fish, however it did make it into the top 3 most popular pies in the UK. Similarly to shepherd's and cottage pie, fish pie includes a layer of mashed potatoes as the topping and a creamy fish and seafood filling.

According to Cook's Illustrated, the pie was likely created for lent and made up of scraps of fish. Nowadays the dish is made from fresh and smoked fish or seafood in a white or cheddar cheese sauce made from the milk the fish was poached in.

Our Family Fish Pie recipe is a hearty meal to enjoy with your family as an evening meal.

Fish Pie

Fish pie was the only pie on the top 10 list containing fish, however it did make it into the top 3 most popular pies in the UK. Similarly to shepherd's and cottage pie, fish pie includes a layer of mashed potatoes as the topping and a creamy fish and seafood filling.

According to Cook's Illustrated, the pie was likely created for lent and made up of scraps of fish. Nowadays the dish is made from fresh and smoked fish or seafood in a white or cheddar cheese sauce made from the milk the fish was poached in.

Our Family Fish Pie recipe is a hearty meal to enjoy with your family as an evening meal.

The UK's Top 10 Favourite Vegetarian Pies

KeywordVolume
1cheese and onion pie11000
2homity pie7200
3vegetarian shepherd's pie4700
4vegetable pie4400
5vegetarian cottage pie3100
6leek and potato pie2800
7spinach and feta pie2300
8mushroom pie1300
9spinach and ricotta pie300
10winter vegetable pie250

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Coming third on the top 10 vegetarian pies was a vegetarian version of the UK's favourite. Shepherd's pie ranked number 1 in the UK for favourite pies so it's no surprise there are people wanting to try a veggie version.

Perfect for those who don't eat meat or those who want to try something new, our Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie recipe is full of colourful vegetables and topped with a creamy mash, the perfect comfort food after a long day!

The UK's Top 10 Favourite Vegetarian Pies

KeywordVolume
1cheese and onion pie11000
2homity pie7200
3vegetarian shepherd's pie4700
4vegetable pie4400
5vegetarian cottage pie3100
6leek and potato pie2800
7spinach and feta pie2300
8mushroom pie1300
9spinach and ricotta pie300
10winter vegetable pie250

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Coming third on the top 10 vegetarian pies was a vegetarian version of the UK's favourite. Shepherd's pie ranked number 1 in the UK for favourite pies so it's no surprise there are people wanting to try a veggie version.

Perfect for those who don't eat meat or those who want to try something new, our Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie recipe is full of colourful vegetables and topped with a creamy mash, the perfect comfort food after a long day!

Leek and Potato Pie

A popular veggie choice, leek and potato pie is a go-to when looking for a flavour packed meal. Leek and potato pies come in all sorts of varieties, one of which is the homity pie which ranked second on the top 10 vegetarian pies.

Homity pie is filled with potato, leek and onion and is believed to be from Devon as some call it a ‘Devon pie’. Homity pie became a go-to dish when vegetarianism started to gain popularity in the 1960s.

Create our version of a leek and potato pie with this Leek and Potato Filo Scrunch recipe that is a crispy and delicious crowd-pleaser.

Mimi Morley's Top Pie Tips

HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, has shared her thoughts on Britain's favourite pies: “It’s no surprise shepherd’s pie and cottage pie are still so popular as a staple comfort food. If you want to boost your vegetable intake try incorporating root vegetables in your potato topping for added nutrients or swap normal potatoes for sweet potatoes.”

“For a change on a traditional pie, try adding an Indian-inspired twist on a classic with a curried paneer pie.”

“For a vegetarian take on shepherd’s pie, replace minced lamb with lentils and your favourite vegetables for a delicious dinner packed with protein.”

Leek and Potato Pie

A popular veggie choice, leek and potato pie is a go-to when looking for a flavour packed meal. Leek and potato pies come in all sorts of varieties, one of which is the homity pie which ranked second on the top 10 vegetarian pies.

Homity pie is filled with potato, leek and onion and is believed to be from Devon as some call it a ‘Devon pie’. Homity pie became a go-to dish when vegetarianism started to gain popularity in the 1960s.

Create our version of a leek and potato pie with this Leek and Potato Filo Scrunch recipe that is a crispy and delicious crowd-pleaser.

Mimi Morley's Top Pie Tips

HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, has shared her thoughts on Britain's favourite pies: “It’s no surprise shepherd’s pie and cottage pie are still so popular as a staple comfort food. If you want to boost your vegetable intake try incorporating root vegetables in your potato topping for added nutrients or swap normal potatoes for sweet potatoes.”

“For a change on a traditional pie, try adding an Indian-inspired twist on a classic with a curried paneer pie.”

“For a vegetarian take on shepherd’s pie, replace minced lamb with lentils and your favourite vegetables for a delicious dinner packed with protein.”

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