13 Savory Pie Recipes That Are Perfect for Chilly Winter Nights
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a dessert pie, but with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the winter holidays still to come, why not look to some savory pies that will have you feeling warm and cozy all season long?
Sure, soups are great and serve their own comforting purpose as the temperatures dip, but sometimes you don't have hours to spare while your latest creation simmers on the stove. By contrast, most savory pies take just over an hour (or less) to make, and boast a magic ingredient that soup lacks—a buttery crust or top.
Classic savory options like chicken pot pie can be made with store-bought pie crust or puff pastry (how easy is that?) while other hearty pie varieties (yes, we're talking about you, cottage pie!) are topped with an irresistible layer of mashed potatoes, which you can even make ahead. Is there anything better to eat on a frigid night? We think not. If you agree, keep reading for a collection of savory pie recipes that are so good they'll have you looking forward to those cold and blustery winter days.