30 Pi Day Dinner Ideas

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Pi Day dinner ideas for beginner bakers includes both savory dinners and sweet desserts for a fun family celebration even on a busy night.

The photo collage shows several pie recipes for Pi Day.

Pi Day is March 14, or 3.14 in case you were wondering the connection.

Since my husband is a total math nerd engineer by profession, we've always enjoyed this silly tongue-in-cheek holiday with our girls.

Now with both of the kids in advance math classes, the humor of the holiday is definitely not lost on them!

If you're looking for a fun family dinner idea to brighten up the dreary days of winter, these easy pie recipes are just what you need.

Perfect Pie Crust for Pi Day

First, let's talk about pie crusts for a moment. It is important to keep the focus on fun for this holiday, you do not need to feel pressure to make a tricky from-scratch recipe unless you want to.

Many of the recipes below take creative license with what is considered a "pie" and there are several easy shortcuts to choose from so you can keep it manageable during a busy weeknight.

  1. Store Bought Pie Crusts: I love homemade pie crusts but sometimes you just need an easy shortcut to a semi-homemade pie. I absolutely use store-bought pie crusts in a pinch and they reliably turn out great. Check out my top tips for baking with store bought pie crust here.
  2. Homemade Butter Pie Crust: When you have the time or interest, nothing beats a flaky homemade pie crust for a special recipe. I love making my homemade butter pie crust right in my food processor in under a minute.
  3. Oreo Cookie Crust: A chocolate cookie no-bake crust is perfect for a quick cream pie with pudding. This Oreo cookie crust works in a round pie or 9x13-inch pan.
  4. Graham Cracker Crust: For no-bake fruity pie fillings, a graham cracker crust is an easy alternative to regular pie crusts.
  5. Crescent Roll Dough: For Pi Day, you can make a quick homemade pizza using rolled out crescent roll dough.
  6. Pizza Dough: What's better than a pizza pie for Pi Day? All kinds of fun flavors can be added on top of this easy pizza dough.

Chicken Pot Pie

The absolute easiest pie to have for dinner on my entire site is this light chicken pot pie.

You make the chicken and vegetable filling and then serve it with either a phyllo dough crust or with baked biscuits on the side for a "crustless pie."

You could also spoon the filling into a store bought pie crust if you prefer to have a more traditional pie for Pi Day.

Lighter Chicken Pot Pie
This light chicken pot pie has a deceptively creamy base just loaded with tender shredded chicken and vegetables. Easy enough for the busiest of weeknights, this is comfort food you'll feel great about serving the family.
5 from 41 votes
A baking dish with creamy chicken pot pie has phyllo dough on the top.

Ham Pot Pie

If you don't have leftover ham in the fridge, you could make my ham pot pie using a chopped up ham steak or thick cut deli meat.

I usually make this after Easter when I have some of my glazed spiral ham left but it is delicious enough to enjoy all year long.

Ham Pot Pie with Buttery Crust
This easy ham and veggie slab pie is the perfect make ahead recipe for a special dinner with your family. Break the prep work down into simple steps and have an amazing pot pie to toss in the oven at the last minute.
5 from 2 votes
A slice of ham slab pot pie sits on a plate with a serving spatula. Big chunks of fresh veggies peek out from under a flaky pie crust.

Irish Beef Pot Pie

Pi Day and St. Patrick's Day are so close, if you need a double-duty dinner this Irish beef pot pie would be a perfect pick.

Made from ground beef, cabbage, and a rich tomato sauce, I like to make it with my homemade butter crust but it could be spooned into a store bought crust, too.

Irish Beef Pot Pie
This easy variation of our most popular Irish Beef Hand Pies recipe is baked as a pot pie in a slab pie pan for easy serving for St. Patrick's Day dinner. Filled with savory meat and tender cabbage and potatoes, this delicious dinner can be made ahead and frozen for the holiday meal.
5 from 56 votes
A square of Irish meat pie on a plate with carrots and cabbage.

Pizza Pie

For sure, the kids' most favorite dinner pie would be a big delicious pizza pie fresh from the oven.

My cheese pizza is a great choice but I have lots of fun pizza flavor variations on my Pizza page here.

Cheese Pizza
The best cheese pizza ever starts with an easy pizza crust, fantastic pizza sauce, and the best cheese topping ever.
5 from 39 votes
A homemade cheese pizza is sliced and ready to serve.

Cheesy Bread Sticks

Whether you're serving them alongside a regular pizza or you prefer a pie-shaped side dish for another recipe, my homemade pokey sticks are a cheese stick variation that uses my homemade pizza dough in minutes.

Homemade Pokey Sticks
These copycat pokey sticks are inspired by the college delivery service Gumby's Pizza. Make your own cheesy garlic breadsticks for pizza night in just minutes using your bread machine. Don't forget to serve it with cups of ranch dressing!
4.95 from 40 votes
Homemade pokey sticks have been baked and cut into breadsticks.

Classic Quiche

My classic quiche recipe uses a store bought crust and your favorite fillings to make a custom egg pie your family will love.

Easy Quiche
This classic quiche recipe can be mixed and matched with your favorite fillings to make a delicious egg dish for your brunch menu.
4.50 from 4 votes
A slice of spinach quiche is on a plate next to additional baby spinach.

Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza

Top a crescent roll crust with seasoned cream cheese and some raw veggies for my easy crescent roll veggie pizza for dinner or as a fun appetizer.

It's a fun pi-way to get veggies into the kids before a sweet pie for dessert.

Crescent Roll Veggie Pizza
This cold veggie pizza appetizer is a favorite party snack that is easy to make ahead the day before. Buttery crescent roll dough is spread with ranch seasoned cream cheese and topped with your favorite raw veggies.
4.96 from 41 votes
A veggie pizza has been sliced and served with a small spatula.

Spaghetti Pie

My baked spaghetti recipe is done in a 9x13-inch pan but you could break the noodles and bake it in a deep pie dish if you prefer.

Baked Spaghetti
Oven baked spaghetti with bell peppers, onions, and seasoned ground turkey is bursting with flavor. You don't have to boil the pasta first, it all cooks right in the baking dish and finishes with a perfect texture.
5 from 44 votes
A pan of baked spaghetti has a spoon serving up a portion from the corner.

Egg and Ham Slab Pie

For a fun breakfast-for-dinner option, my egg and ham slab pie has an awesome texture and tons of flavor.

Egg and Ham Slab Pie
This light and flaky slab pie is filled with savory ham, swiss cheese, and whipped eggs. Seasoned with a slight spicy kick, it is the perfect holiday brunch recipe.
5 from 1 vote
A metal baking pan has an egg and ham breakfast pie with a buttery, flaky pie crust.

Southern Tomato Pie

If you spot perfect tomatoes at the market, you could turn to this southern recipe classic: a Southern tomato pie made with layers of pimento cheese all tucked in a pie crust.

Southern Tomato Pie
Classic southern tomato pie has layers of pimiento cheese and mayo with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil. You can make it with or without the peppered bacon as long as you bake it in a buttery pie crust and top with fresh basil!
5 from 6 votes
A southern style tomato pie in a deep pie dish.

Cherry Pie

You can make a fun pie crust cut out pattern with my cherry slab pie recipe.

I used a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day but you could trim little Pi signs on top if you have this pi-shaped cookie cutter.

Cherry Slab Pie
A simple way to feed a crowd, this delicious cherry slab pie can be baked with frozen cherries or fresh cherries during the peak of the season.
4.93 from 57 votes
A cherry slab pie sits in a metal baking pan and has heart-shaped cut outs for the top crust.

Oreo Cream Pie

Everyone loves this cool and creamy no-bake oreo cream pie with a chocolate cookie crust and Oreo cookies on top.

Oreo Cream Pie
This easy no bake OREO cream pie uses up one family-sized package of Double Stuffed Oreos. Cool and creamy and filled with chocolate wafer cookies and vanilla creme filling in the Oreo cookie crust and Oreo cream center, this easy pie is a huge hit with kids.
5 from 53 votes
The oreo cream pie has one slice missing so you can see the cookie crust, oreo cookie cream center, and whipped topping.

Peanut Butter Pie

Are Reese's peanut butter cups more your thing? You'll love this creamy no-bake peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust and peanut butter cups for decorations on top.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Cool and creamy no bake peanut butter pie decorated with Reese's peanut butter cups is a perfect make ahead dessert for a party. Let the assembled pie chill in the fridge for up to 2 days and then just frost and decorate before serving.
5 from 2 votes
A slice of peanut butter pie on a blue plate. You can see the Oreo cookie crust and creamy filling.

Strawberry Cream Pie

Softened cream cheese and fresh strawberries form the creamy layer of this deliciously sweet strawberry cream pie with graham cracker crust.

Strawberry Cream Pie
Sweet strawberry cream pie is an easy no bake dessert that uses fresh strawberries and cream cheese. The longer chill time makes this an amazing make ahead dessert to serve at a party.
5 from 38 votes
The no bake strawberry pie has a graham cracker crust and fresh strawberries on top. It is in a clear pie plate so you can see the crust.

Butterfinger Pie

Grab some of the Easter candies already hitting the store shelves and whip up this easy butterfinger pie with chocolate sauce drizzle on top.

Butterfinger Pie
This deliciously easy no-bake Easter dessert recipe is perfect for making with the kids. Cool and creamy cheesecake filling on a graham cracker crust and oodles of crushed Butterfinger candies.
5 from 1 vote
A slice of no bake butterfinger pie sits on a floral plate. You can see the graham cracker crust and whipped topping.

Strawberry and Blueberry Cream Pie

This stunning strawberry and blueberry cream pie looks so much harder than it is all because of that gorgeous layer of fresh fruit on the sweetened cream cheese base.

Red White and Blue Strawberry Tart
This festive fresh fruit tart is picture perfect for a patriotic summer holiday! Fresh strawberries and blueberries from the farmer's market tops a sweet and creamy custard base in a cookie crust.
4.50 from 4 votes
A blue plate with a strawberry tart featuring a cookie crust, creamy filling, and fresh summer berries in a red and blue pattern on the top.

Roll out a tub of refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make a sugar cookie pie topped with fresh apples, Snickers bars, and a caramel drizzle. My taffy apple pizza pie is easy to make ahead.

Taffy Apple Pizza
This ooey-goey caramel apple pizza with sugar cookie crust is such a fun way to use up leftover Halloween candy for a dessert your kids will love. 
5 from 1 vote
A sugar cookie baked in a pie skillet is topped with fresh chopped apples, chopped snickers candies, and is drizzled with caramel sauce over the top.

Apple Pie

My apple slab pie is the perfect pick if you love classic pie flavors topped with vanilla ice cream.

Apple Slab Pie
This freezer-friendly apple slab pie is a delicious fresh apple dessert any time of year. The flaky pie crust and juicy apples are great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
5 from 40 votes
A square piece of apple pie has a fork taking a bite.

Treacle Pie

An essential British dessert, my treacle tart is made in a pie plate and with just a little tweak of the name would make a perfect Pi Day dessert.

Treacle Tart
The treacle tart Harry Potter would totally order on the Hogwarts Express. This classic British dessert is simple enough for beginner bakers and a fun addition to any Harry Potter themed party.
5 from 1 vote
A bite of treacle tart with whipped cream on a fork.

Pecan Pie

You can't go wrong with a classic easy pecan pie even when it isn't Thanksgiving! Plan to have a jar of salted caramel sauce or bourbon sauce and a tub of vanilla ice cream for pie sundaes.

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe
This easy pecan pie recipe can be made with or without corn syrup if you use the simple substitutions. A splash of bourbon adds depth of flavor but could also be omitted if you desire. This classic holiday pie is filled with salty crunch and an ooey-gooey filling everyone will love.
5 from 6 votes
The homemade pecan pie is in a white pie dish on a blue background.

Lemon Meringue Pie

My zesty lemon meringue pie starts with homemade lemon curd that can be made ahead. If you don't want to make the shortbread tart crust, you could blind bake a store bought pie crust instead.

Lemon Meringue Tart
This bright and zingy lemon meringue tart is a stunning dessert to add to your celebration. The filling and crust can be made ahead of time and stored separately to save time.
5 from 1 vote
The finished lemon meringue tart is on a cake plate with a ceramic lemon decoration next to it.

Pumpkin Pie

Pretty sure my kids would never turn down a slice of easy pumpkin pie no matter what time of year it is. Funny how sometimes eating a seasonal dessert outside of the season makes it taste even better!

Easy Pumpkin Pie
This easy pumpkin pie recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep and is perfect for a first time pie baker. Make a delicious Thanksgiving pie to add to the family feast in just minutes.
5 from 6 votes
A pumpkin pie in a white pie plate.

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