What to Serve with Meat Pies? Salad, Sauces & Much More

What to Serve with Meat Pies

Nothing more than a simple pastry, meat pie goes amazingly well with a variety of sides. What makes meat pie even better is its countless pairing opportunities. So, what to serve with meat pies? 

Meat pie goes with soups, such as cream soups and vegetable soups. It also pairs nicely with vegetables, salads, baked or mashed potatoes, white and red sauces, and certain types of bread. The best drinks to combine meat pie with are beer, sparkly water, white wine, or a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage. 

The only thing worse than not having enough options is having too many options, which is the case when pairing meat pie. Considering that there’s a whole set of opportunities, we often make the wrong choice. Here are some ideas on what to pair it with to help you enjoy your meat pie to the fullest.

What Vegetables to Serve with Meat Pie?

Before we start with vegetable ideas, here is a cheat sheet that will help you.

What to serve with meat pie?
Vegetables Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mixed roasted vegetables, banana peppers, steamed vegetables
Drinks Beer, white wine, sparkly water, refreshing beverages
SoupsCream soup, vegetable soup
SaladFresh green salad, mixed vegetable salad, ham cucumber, and sour cream salad, potato salad, beetroot salad
BreadNaan bread, flatbread, cornbread, cottage bread
SaucesSour cream, garlic and parsley sauce, soured milk and dill sauce, tartar sauce, blended tomatoes, and oregano sauce, tomato puree, garlic, basil, and olive sauce
Additional carbsMashed potatoes and rice
Dessert Blueberry pie, apple cobbler, cream pie, crepes

Both taste and texture-wise, the meat pie is usually combined with almost all imaginable vegetables. Whether you like fresh, grilled, or roasted vegetables, take your pick and enjoy.

Cucumber

Whether you opt for cucumber strips or thicker pieces, you will get a mouthful of meat, bread, and freshness. The cucumber will give some extra texture to the meat pie making it fresher and juicier. In addition, cucumbers go excellent with black pepper, so spice it up and enjoy. 

Cherry Tomatoes 

Small, sweet, and juicy, a few cherry tomatoes can make your meat pie an exceptional dish. Depending on your preference, you can have them fresh, grilled, or even dried. No matter what you choose, you won’t regret it. 

Mixed Roasted Vegetables 

Roasted carrots, zucchini, eggplant, and onions seasoned with nothing more than salt and pepper will add creaminess, flavor, and nutrition to your meat pie. 

Banana Peppers

Banana peppers are a very special type of pepper recognizable by their freshness and intense pepper aroma. Banana peppers are more than welcome with rustic dishes such as meat pie. You can have them fresh or baked and seasoned with vinegar, oil, salt, parsley, and garlic. 

Steamed Vegetables

Another meat pie pairing idea is steamed vegetables. Make yourself a plate of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, and enjoy the variety of flavors. 

What Beverage to Serve with Meat Pie?

The simplicity of meat pie makes it the perfect base for whatever drink you want to pair it with. Your final decision will depend on what sides you will be serving with the meat pie. 

Beer

If you pair your meat pie with fried sides or spicier ones, your drink should be beer. Since meat pie contains ground meat, it goes with beer as well as a burger. Therefore, pour yourself a glass of frothy beer to make the most of your rustic experience. 

What to Serve with Meat Pies

White Wine

White wine is the perfect option for your meat pie if you pair it with some milder and more elegant sides. White wine handles strong tastes successfully, but it doesn’t do well with spicy dishes. 

Sparkling Water 

Sparkling water has no limits in pairing. Whichever side you combine your meat pie with, sparkling water goes with everything. It has the power to milden strong tastes and intensify milder tastes. 

Other Refreshing Beverages

Generally, meat pie doesn’t pair well with alcoholic drinks other than wine and beer, so avoid pairing it with brown or white spirits, as it won’t be a good combination. However, if that’s how you like it, feel free to make whichever combination makes you happy. 

Meat pie goes well with refreshing carbonated beverages, with an expressed bitter flavor. The meat pie is such that sweet-tasting drinks don’t flatter it much. Still, if you like this combination, go for it. 

What Soup to Serve with Meat Pie?

Because the base of a meat pie is dough, it goes amazingly with soup. The bread base is excellent for absorbing the liquid, and the meat gives an incredible taste rounding up the entire story. 

Cream Soups

Cream soups are a great addition to any dish, so there’s no reason for meat pie to be any different. Cream soups such as mushroom soup, tomato soup, or a pea pottage are an excellent way to enrich this tasty rustic dish. 

Vegetable Soups

Vegetable soups are a great way to warm up your palate for your meat pie. Vegetable soups leave a very specific aftertaste that mashes with the taste of the meat pie giving you an incredible cottage sensation. 

What Salad to Serve with Meat Pie?

Fresh salads, cream salads, grilled vegetable salads, you name it. Meat pie mashes with salads like you can’t imagine. 

Fresh Green Salad

Fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and arugula salad would freshen up your meat pie and add a whole new range of flavors. 

What to Serve with Meat Pies

Mixed Vegetable Salad 

Grated carrots, grated cabbage, and diced cucumber may do the trick to enhance the flavor of your meat pie and surge some freshness and edge. Season it with some balsamic vinegar or balsamic crème, and enjoy. 

Ham, Cucumber, and Sour Cream Salad 

This incredibly easy and simple-to-make salad will enchant you with its silky yet powerful flavor. The creamy texture of the salad, along with its fresh and mildly sour taste, will oppose the meat pie’s grainy and crumbly structure. 

Beet Root Salad 

Nothing more than beetroot slices seasoned with salt and olive oil, this salad is not only good for you but will also make your meat pie more interesting and colorful.

Potato Salad 

Potatoes, leek, and pickles are everything you’ll need for this salad. The creamy potato structure, combined with the flavorful and aromatic leek, intensified with the zingy diced pickles, might be just what you’ve been looking for. 

What Bread to Serve with Meat Pie?

Since the base for meat pie is bread, you don’t have to serve additional bread with a meat pie. However, a lighter, more airy bread might do the trick. 

Naan Bread 

Known as incredibly soft and airy, made with yogurt, naan bread could be a great companion to a meat pie. It is pretty tender and full but easy on the stomach, making it an excellent idea for a meat pie. 

Flatbread 

You can use it in many variations, so flatbread goes with absolutely everything. Therefore, give it a whirl with meat pie; you won’t regret it. 

Cornbread 

Crumbly and drier than other types of bread, cornbread will make the consistency grainier and absorb the juiciness of the meat part of the pie. 

Cottage Bread

A rustic bread for a rustic snack, perfection. The rich, soft, and flavorful inside of the bread and the hard crust dipped into the meaty part of the meat pie will amaze you, so expect to fall in love with this combination.

What Sauce to Serve with Meat Pie?

Both red and white sauces go with meat pie, so don’t be afraid to mix, match and experiment. As a pointer, here are a few ideas.

Sour Cream, Garlic, and Parsley Sauce 

This sauce is not only incredibly simple but is also incredibly delicious and refreshing. Whether you smear it over your pie or dip your piece into the sauce, make sure you layer it up nicely to fully experience the taste. 

Soured Milk and Dill

The sourness of the soured milk, combined with the expressive taste and aroma of the dill, will refresh and stimulate your palate in ways you’ve never known. 

Tartar Sauce

The freshness of the pickles, combined with the sour cream and just a tad of mayo, will make up a creamy structure, which spread on your meat pie will give it a different dimension. 

Blended Tomatoes and Oregano

A classic and refreshing pizza sauce will add refinement and class to your meat pie. It is a good idea to add the sauce to the meat and get yourself an excellent combination of pizza and meat pie. 

Tomato Puree, Basil, Olives, and Garlic

This sauce goes with almost any dough-based, meat-topped or meat-filled dish and has a great Mediterranean vibe. You can blend the olives or chop them for a more intense flavor. 

What to Serve with Meat Pies

What Carbs to Serve with Meat Pie?

Since meat pie has enough carbs, it isn’t customary to serve it with other carb-filled foods. Still, if you aren’t watching your carb intake and are craving something tasty, feel free to combine your meat pie with carb sources you find delicious.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes and meat pie will give you a result similar to shepherd’s pie, and it’s very delicious. You can have the mashed potatoes on the side or smear the scoop over your pie. Either way, you will certainly enjoy the creamy potatoes combined with the meaty dough.

Rice 

Rice cooked with spices of your choice combined with soy sauce or another seasoning can be a great addition to your meat pie. When a pie contains rice and pumpkin as filling, it is logical that rice mashes great with pastry. 

What Dessert to Serve with Meat Pie?

Since meat pie is a rustic snack, you should think in the same direction when deciding on the dessert. Therefore something equally warm, inviting, and soothing is the best dessert solution. 

Blueberry Cake

Blueberry cake is a dessert equal to a meat pie. Rustic, simple, and for the people, with nothing exclusive about it, yet incredibly rich, the blueberry cake will do a great job rounding up this meal.

Apple Cobbler 

Another sweet and fruity delight that is a perfect ending to your meat pie story. Cream and fresh, sweet, and sour at the same time, apple cobbler will gently and softly bring your meal to its end.

Cream Pie 

The fluffy, airy, rich, and delicious cream pie is a great way to give your meat pie a nice refined finish, especially if you paired it with white wine and fresh salad. 

Crepes 

Your meat pie deserves this send-off. Crepes filled with cream, bananas, and nuts and topped with chocolate cream and whipped cream could be the best goodbye you can say to your meat pie. 

Do You Eat Meat Pie Hot or Cold?

Whether you eat meat pie hot or cold will depend only on your preference. Hot meat pie has a stronger taste and a juicier filling. However, cold meat pie allows you to taste all of the flavors and is more compact.

  • Laura is the owner of Julie's Cafe Bakery. She started this blog with her grandma Julie who introduced her to the amazing world of cooking. She likes to experiment with different flavors, and her favorite flavors combo is chicken with coconut milk, curry and peanuts!