In our humble (and somewhat biased) opinion, there’s nothing as satisfying as a delicious savoury pie for dinner…a delicate yet robust sauce enveloping your favourite filling, wrapped up in buttery pasty that has been baked to crispy perfection.
Whether it’s a Turner’s award winning pie or another of your favourite pie brands; whether the filling is meat or plant based and whether it’s encased in rich buttery shortcrust or light fluffy puff pastry is all up for debate. As is the perfect side dish to serve up with one of Britains favourite dinners…
Traditionalists will opt for buttery mashed potato; a metaphorical hug that is the authentic accompaniment for the classic comfort food. Others might prefer a healthy, light side dish to off set the indulgence of of the pie.
We have hunted down some side dishes that we think are worthy partners for our pies. Here are our favourites.
Savoury broccoli and salty cheese, lightly kissed with lemon…this side dish is a great way to get the whole family enjoying the green stuff.
The freshness of the broccoli and the indulgence of the cheese make it a perfectly balanced accompaniment to a pie.
Simple seasonings are all you need to flavour this colourful medley of roasted vegetables.
Mustard and pie are already a classic match…so why not add the freshness of green beans for a versatile side dish that can be prepared at the last minute.
If you’re opting for a rich filling such as our Steak & Stilton or Steak & Mature Cheddar pies, why not balance it out with a simple but delicious green salad and some crusty bread?
Fresh leaves, dressed well makes this basic salad taste amazing. The combination of oil and acid in the dressing helps our bodies to absorb more of the nutrients from the greens too. Super clever!
When they’re in season Jersey Royals are such a treat we think they should be enjoyed as much as possible.
Allow the fresh flavours of the jersey royals to shine through by preparing them simply, with butter and herbs.
We couldn’t write a blog about pie accompaniments and leave out the classic partner for a Turner’s Pie…good old fashioned mash. Hot, perfect mashed, buttery potatoes is one of those dishes that will never go out of favour or be lost to fashion or fads. They are the backbone of British Food.
Luckily our award winning pies freeze beautifully and heat from fresh or frozen in just 25-35 minutes. So as long as you keep your freezer stocked all you have to worry about preparing is the side dish!
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