Meat and potato pie
A rack of homemade meat and potato pies
TypeSavoury pie
Place of originEngland
Region or stateStaffordshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland and Westmorland
Main ingredientsPastry shell, potatoes, lamb or beef, carrots, onions

Meat and potato pie is a popular variety of pie eaten in England.[1] Meat and potato pie comes in many versions and consists of a pastry casing containing: potato, either lamb or beef, and sometimes carrot and/or onion.[2] They can often be bought in a speciality pie shop, a type of bakery concentrating on pies, or in a chip shop. A meat and potato pie has a similar filling to a Cornish Pasty and differs from a meat pie in that its content is usually less than 50% meat. They can be typically eaten as take-aways but are a homemade staple in many homes. Often it is served with red cabbage.

In 2004, ITV's The Paul O'Grady Show voted the produce of The Denby Dale Pie Company as the UK's best Meat and Potato Pie.[3]

In 2017, Martin Appleton-Clare set a new speed eating record at the World Pie Eating Championship in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Appleton-Clare retained his title, by finishing the meat and potato pie in 32 seconds.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Meat and Potato Pie". Foods of England. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ Meat and Potato pie The Independent; 18/11/06; Accessed 06/01/08
  3. ^ "Village wins TV Paul's acclaim for top of the pies". huddersfieldexaminer. 4 November 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "World pie-eating champion retains title". BBC News. Retrieved 25 January 2020.