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Top 10 savoury pancake recipes

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Fancy a stunning stack of breakfast pancakes or a cheesy crêpe stuffed with crispy bacon? Choose your favourite filling and try our top savoury pancakes.

Sweet stacks are all well and good, but there's nothing quite like a warm pancake stuffed with melty cheddar and ham, or a dosa filled with warming masala. Whether you're celebrating Pancake Day or you're just looking for a flippin' good supper, our top 10 savoury pancakes are simple, adaptable and, most importantly, seriously tasty. Try our classic savoury pancake recipe for a speedy weekend brunch, or experiment with our other favourites.


Treat yourself to our best ever pancake recipes and feast on sweet and savoury beauties all year long.

1. Brie-stuffed pancakes with crispy bacon


Melted brie is the secret surprise in this utterly indulgent stack, served with crisp rashers of smoked bacon. Try it for Pancake Day, or make it for brunch this weekend. You could even top these cheesy brie-stuffed pancakes with a poached egg in addition to the bacon, and serve alongside some roasted cherry tomatoes, if you like.

2. Okonomiyaki

Vegetable okonomiyaki on a plate

Cabbage and bite-sized chunks of cooked pork belly make this okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake) a real winner, especially when covered in lashings of mayonnaise, shredded seaweed and bonito flakes. It could be your lunch the day after pork belly roast, ready in just 30 minutes.

3. Savoury vegan pancakes

Two plates of vegan pancakes topped with mushrooms, tomatoes and creme

The secret to our fluffy savoury vegan pancakes? Plant milk and olive oil. They make just as good a batter as eggs and milk, promise! We like our stack topped with garlicky vegan soft cheese, baby portobello mushrooms, vine tomatoes and a sprinkling of thyme leaves.

4. Pancake cannelloni

Pancake bake in dish and on tray

Give your pancakes an Italian-style twist with our pancake cannelloni. This family supper is everything we want from a meal; warm, cheesy and satisfying in every way. Fill your pancakes with spinach, meatballs and ricotta, then bake until golden and bubbling. Plate up with a slab of cheesy garlic bread – we guarantee clean plates all round.

5. Crispy pancakes with creamy chicken & bacon

Pancakes cut on baking tray

Your favourite 90s throwback meal just got an upgrade. These baked beauties are filled with chestnut mushrooms, bacon and creamy chicken. Our crispy pancakes are an true crowd-pleaser, perfect for Sunday afternoon comfort food. Kids and adults will love the rich sauce and crisp breadcrumb topping. Serve with a spoonful of baked beans for an extra dose of nostalgia.

6. Sweet potato masala dosa with coconut raita

Sweet potato filled pancake

Our sweet potato masala dosas are savoury Indian pancakes, traditionally eaten for breakfast or as a tasty snack to keep you going until dinner. The spicy sweet potato filling is complemented by the cooling coconut yogurt, and don't be afraid to add some Indian chutneys or pickles for good measure. This vegetarian treat is well worth the effort, and puts fresh, colourful veg centre stage.

7. Sweetcorn pancakes with fried eggs & chorizo salsa

Fritters with fried egg and salsa on plate with cutlery

Craving something spicy and satisfying? Try our easy sweetcorn pancakes with fried eggs and chorizo. The warming salsa and runny yolk make this an unbeatable breakfast recipe for two. We love the combination of the rich red pepper sauce, chunky pancakes and velvety smooth yolk. Everything is better topped with a fried egg, and pancakes are no exception.

8. Smoked ham & cheese pancakes

Cheese and ham pancake on plate with fork

This gooey pick-me-up meal is pure comfort food, and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Try our smoked ham & cheese pancakes for a light supper or as a brunch that's guaranteed to impress. If there's a better combination than melty gruyère and chunks of ham, we haven't found it yet.

9. Korean-style prawn & spring onion pancake

Pancake sliced on board with topping

Need a speedy dinner for one? Make our Korean-style prawn & spring onion pancake with a soy and red chilli dipping sauce. Create this tasty pancake with just a handful of ingredients and serve in wedges, ready for munching. It also makes a great appetizer for hungry party guests, if you double the quantities.

10. Spinach & ricotta pancake bake


Ever made a whole dinner from pancakes? This clever spinach & ricotta pancake bake is the perfect Pancake Day dinner (save the sweet ones for pudding) and is simply made from layers of tomato sauce, nutmeg-spiked spinach, pancake triangles and melted mozzarella. Irresistible.

Enjoyed these recipes? Check out our other pancake guides...

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Top 5 American pancakes
The best tools for Pancake Day
The best healthy pancake recipes


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