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Love pies? Then our delicious selection of pie recipes will be right up your street. From hearty chicken pies, to pies for the veggies, we have something for every taste bud.

What are the UK’s Favourite Pies?

After analysing search data to find out what actually were Britain’s favourite pies, we got some surprising, and some not-so-surprising results. Cottage pie took the top spot, which is no surprise. Dating all of the way back to the 1800’s, it's a British classic for a reason. There are so many different takes on a cottage pie available in our recipe collection too, including vegetarian twists using lentils and mushrooms. Chicken pie came in 5th, which is somewhat surprising considering its popularity in both homes and gastro pubs. We have some amazing chicken pie recipes for you to try at home that might just make you think they ought to have clinched the top spot.
  • Cottage pie
  • Shepherd's pie
  • Fish pie
  • Chicken and leek pie
  • Chicken pie
  • Chicken and mushroom pie
  • Steak pies
  • Cheese and onion pie
  • Pork pie
  • Steak and ale pie

Mimi Morley’s Top Tips on Perfecting Pie

HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, has some strong opinions when it comes to pie, stating “It’s no surprise shepherd’s pie and cottage pie are still so popular as a staple comfort food”. She also has some top tips on making pie more nutritionally balanced, or adding a new twist to keep your pie recipes feeling fresh “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.”
If you want to incorporate some of Mimi’s top pie tips into your home cooking but don’t know where to start, why not try some of our amazing pie recipes? From this tasty Creamy Roasted Butternut Korma Pie to this Cauliflower, Mushroom and Harissa Lentil Pie.

Fish Pie

Fish pie was the only pie on the top 10 list containing fish, however it did make it into the top three 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 sources, the fish 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.

What are the UK’s favourite Vegetarian Pies?

Coming in at number one for top 10 vegetarian pies in the UK is the humble cheese and onion pie. Commonly available in pasty form, it was traditionally a very popular food for the working classes of Northern England, especially Yorkshire and Lancashire as it’s easy to make and the ingredients are reasonable compared to meat fillings
  • cheese and onion pie
  • homity pie
  • vegetable pie
  • vegetarian shepherd's pie
  • vegetarian cottage pie
  • leek and potato pie
  • spinach and feta pie
  • mushroom pie
  • spinach and ricotta pie
  • winter vegetable pie
Far from its humble roots, it is now one of the most popular pies in the UK. Otherwise known as leek and potato, the homity pie has taken the second spot - and for good reason. Filling and delicious, it’s the perfect winter warmer on cold gloomy days. Check out our Leek and Potato Scrunch Pie recipe for something similar you can make a home.

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