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. Potato pancakes
Got leftover mashed potato? We admit it’s a rarity, but when we do, we turn it into a batch of warm potato pancakes with a pinch of chives. These fluffy, pillowy-soft rounds of goodness are perfect for an indulgent brunch. Serve them with creamy scrambled eggs or a fried egg and crisp streaky bacon. We can’t think of a better way to start the day.
2. Spicy vegetable pancakes
Make a classic batch of pancakes and turn them into our spicy vegetable wraps, which is a great help-yourself DIY dish for a family dinner. Whip up a rich chickpea and cauliflower filling and serve with spinach and a dollop of natural yogurt. Kids will love tucking into these warming parcels of veg. You can try adding peppers, onion or any other ingredients you have in the fridge, too.
3. Squash, goat’s cheese & rosemary pancakes
These savoury fritters make a great brunch option and have all the fluffiness of traditional American pancakes. Our squash, goat’s cheese & rosemary pancakes are the cheesy treat we’ve been dreaming of. Serve them with a peppery rocket salad, crunchy pumpkin seeds and a blob of tangy red onion chutney. Or, plate up with a runny poached egg for a filling supper. Be sure to crumble in plenty of punchy cheese to ensure the flavour comes through.
4. Pancake cannelloni
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
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
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
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
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
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. Ham & cheese Dutch baby pancake
Give the classic Yorkshire pudding a makeover and try our ham & cheese Dutch baby pancake. This gorgeous golden-brown dinner for two is filled with wafer-thin ham, gruyère or comté and Tenderstem broccoli. Don’t forget a spoonful of mustardy sauce to dollop on top. If we could have all our dinners surrounded by a fluffy Yorkie, we would.
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