Savoury pancakes

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  • Pancake Day is only once a year so we think it's perfectly fine to have pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    Savoury pancakes are a delicious alternative to the classic lemon and sugar option on Pancake Day but we also love eating these recipes for lunch and dinner throughout the year too!

    You can’t beat a classic pancake recipe but sometimes you just fancy something a little bit different. Savoury pancakes are our go-to, especially if it’s pancakes for dinner!

    You may think it’s only Shrove Tuesday when you can get away with eating pancakes for an evening meal, but these recipes prove otherwise. These savoury pancake recipes are a filling and delicious option for lunch or dinner for the whole family.

    While there are lots of tasty pancake fillings out there, we love that these pancakes incorporate our favourite classic dinners in pancake form!

    Pancake batter is surprisingly easy to adapt so you can add in lots of different ingredients that will turn them into a fun dinner accompaniment.

    Savoury pancakes

    Cheese pancakes with cheese sauce and broccoli

    Savoury pancakes with cheese sauce and broccoli

    Delicious savoury pancakes are taken to the next level with double cheese (yes, that’s in the pancake AND in the filling) with some nutritious broccoli for balance.

    GET THE RECIPE: Cheese pancakes with cheese sauce and broccoli

    Macaroni cheese pancakesSavoury macaroni cheese pancake
    The pairing of these two American classics sounds a little bizarre but once you bite into the thick pancakes with the crispy cheese topping, you’ll be hooked!

    GET THE RECIPE: Macaroni cheese pancakes

    Savoury pancake recipes perfect for dinner

    Sweetcorn and spring onion pancakes

    Savoury pancakes with Sweetcorn and spring onion.

    Sweetcorn and spring onion pancakes are quick and easy to make but full of punchy flavours, making the perfect Pancake Day dinner. These savoury pancakes are ready in just 20 minutes, with miso paste and fresh chilli. Plus, it’s a delicious way to eat more veg!

    GET THE RECIPE: Sweet corn and spring onion pancakes

    Panchiladas

    Savoury pancake recipe with cheese and tomato.

    THIS is what happens when you cross pancakes with classic Mexican enchiladas – and it’s seriously good! Each pancake is wrapped around tender chicken, roasted peppers and a spicy tomato sauce.

    GET THE RECIPE: Panchiladas

    Schnitzcake

    Savoury pancake recipe for pork escallopes.

    This is an ingenious way to use pancake batter! It’s an easy spin on the German classic, schnitzel – but this uses pancake batter to coat tender pork escalopes, served with chopped gherkins, banana shallots and watercress.

    GET THE RECIPE: Schnitzcake

    Sausage and mash potato pancakesSavoury pancakes with sausage and mash.

    Sausage and mash is the ultimate comfort food and it’s more likely than not that Pancake Day is going to be a chilly one! Potato pancakes are wonderfully fluffy creations (and a great way to use up leftover mash), they’ll transform your usual dish into a fun treat. A thick gravy acts almost like a sandwich spread in our easy recipe.

    GET THE RECIPE: Sausage and mash potato pancakes

    Fish finger pancakesSavoury pancakes with fish fingers.

    Fish finger sandwiches are a old school classic that never fails to please. Replace the usual bread with pea pancakes and watch people’s faces light up! The usual tartare sauce and gherkin fillings brings lots of tangy flavour to your pancakes.

    GET THE RECIPE: Fish finger pancakes

    Crispy duck pancakes

    Crispy duck pancakes

    OK, not strictly pancakes as we know them on Pancake Day, but still a fantastic dinner idea. You can put your crepes and American-style pancakes aside for this as you’ll need ready-made Chinese pancakes instead. Rolled with tender duck, greens and hoisin sauce, this is a savoury pancakes recipe everyone loves.

    GET THE RECIPE: Crispy duck pancakes