Savory Pies

When you think of pie, you might picture a dessert overflowing with fruit, sugary nuts or chocolate, but flaky, buttery pie crust also pairs extremely well with savory ingredients. Pies are a great way to make a one-dish dinner that can feed a crowd. From a classic chicken pot pie to a mouth-watering quiche, there's no limit to the fillings that you can put inside a crust. Use Food & Wine's guide to help spark your creativity the next time you need an amazing meal idea.

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Ratatouille Slab Pie

A crisp and sturdy crust transforms the French classic into a grab-and-go hero. Preheating the baking stone is essential to this recipe; it ensures the bottom of this slab pie is crispy and retains its texture for several hours after baking. A beautiful lattice top encases vibrant summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs in this vegetarian showstopper. Precooking the vegetables releases their excess moisture and deeply concentrates their flavor.

Potato, Bacon, and Cheddar Tart

It’s crucial to use thinly sliced bacon here, (not thick-cut) to achieve an evenly crisp crust. Seek out new crop potatoes for this recipe; they cook more evenly than potatoes that have been in storage. Save the bacon drippings for toast, basting roasted chicken, or for making cornbread.

Wild Mushroom Galette

This galette’s flaky crust stays crisp even when filled with creamy ricotta; be sure to use best-quality cheese, and drain it overnight for superior results. Roasting the mushrooms reduces excess moisture and concentrates their meaty flavor, which pairs perfectly with the fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage.

Apple-Ham Quiche

Thin apple and ham slices are rolled together and set in a tender, herby custard sprinkled with sharp white cheddar. For a quicker weeknight dinner, use a frozen 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, blind baked according to package instructions.

Roasted Curry Tomato Pie

Turmeric gives the rustic crust of this tomato pie a glorious golden glow, but the real star (other than the ripe summer tomatoes) are the sweet and tangy tamarind onions, which complement the spiced, cheesy filling beautifully.

Creamed Greens Slab Pie

With a super flaky crust (the secret: frozen grated butter) and a luscious filling of creamed greens, this rustic slab pie from Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple makes a perfect vegetarian side dish. Alternately, serve it as a main course alongside a big green salad.

More Savory Pies

Ricotta and Scallion 
Egg Pie

Ricotta makes this variation on vegetable quiche, from L.A. chef Roxana Jullapat, extra moist and light. You’ll want to hang on to her winner of a piecrust recipe, made with butter and cream cheese—it’s flaky, golden and crisp. Slideshow: More Savory Pie and Tart Recipes

How to Create Your Own Quiche Filling

Whether you go with something classic, like bacon and leek, or more unusual, like roasted brussels sprouts, quiche is a great way to make a meal from leftovers and get creative with what you find at the farmers’ market.