Three meat hand pies on a paper towel with a pi symbol on one of them

Celebrate Pi Day with 6 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes

March 14 is Pi Day, and for many of us, it’s probably been a while since we’ve had to use “pi”—the mathematical constant 3.14. Luckily, there’s a great way to celebrate Pi Day that doesn’t have anything to do with math, but has everything to do with pie. From breakfast pies to deconstructed pie soups, this list of Pi Day recipes will help you satisfy the circumference of your hunger all day long.

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Bacon Pie

Most people think of pies as dessert or dinner options, but this buttermilk bacon pie is the perfect addition to a brunch spread. It combines the richness of buttermilk custard with everyone’s favorite ingredient: bacon. Featuring bacon in the crust and as garnish, this is pie is certainly the star of the show.

Spiced-up Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie—known as cottage pie in Europe—stems from Ireland, where they used potatoes to replace a typical grain-based crust. This take on the traditional rural dish uses ground beef instead of lamb. It also blends in Indian-inspired flavors to produce a spicy, complex pie that will make this old standby feel new and exciting.

shepherds pie and guinness

Nigerian Meat Pie

Nigerian meat pies may not come in the round pie-shape you’re used to, but they are not to be missed. This flaky snack is cousin to the British pasty and the Argentinian empanada, but with its own flare (and history). Packed with beef, spices, and a medley of fresh vegetables, this West African hand food is perfect as a lunch, snack, or main course.

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Ready to think outside the pan? This recipe with leftover turkey (or chicken) takes all the qualities of a traditional pot pie and rethinks it into a healthy, delicious soup. With a thick, veggie-packed broth and a puff pastry topper, this dish will help boost your mood.

leftover turkey pot pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

We wouldn’t be celebrating Pi Day correctly without a delectable, sweet pie. This strawberry rhubarb crumble is just that. Depending on where you live, March is when you’ll see the first rhubarb begin to appear on the shelves. This recipe is simple and quick, and the cinnamon-oat crumble topping will make you feel like a proper pastry chef.

Pizza Pie on the Grill

Nothing gets us ready for spring like firing up the grill for the first time. This year, try cooking pizza on the grill to celebrate Pi Day and the end of winter. It’s a quick way to a great crust, and each pie can feature an endless variation of toppings.

sausage pizza on the grill

With these Pi Day recipes, there’s definitely something to celebrate. Whether you’re into geometry or just looking for a fun twist on a traditional dish, this holiday is the perfect excuse to dig into a delicious pie.

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