10 really good pie maker lunchbox recipes



Pie maker lunchbox recipes - sausage rolls

If you have a pie maker, these pie maker lunchbox recipes will be a godsend. If you don’t have one, it might be time to investigate. Whole Facebook groups have sprung up just to wax lyrical on the joys of owning a 40 buck Kmart pie maker. Looking at these recipes, I’m very, very tempted…

A pie maker makes it really easy for older kids to make their own school lunches. They are straightforward to use, require no oven handling and you can get really creative when coming up with exciting pie maker lunchbox recipes. Best of all, most of these recipes freeze, so you’ll always have something on hand to pop into that insulated bag in the morning.

Check out these recipes and guaranteed you’ll soon be pulling out the pie maker for all your school lunches.

10 pie maker lunchbox recipes

1. Pie maker zucchini slice muffins

Lunchbox ideas: pie maker zucchini muffins

Image: Guy Bailey

These eggy muffins are your standard zucchini slice recipe, only more portable. The crust forms around the googy-bits and hold is together so well.

•  Click here for our fab zucchini and carrot version.  •

2. Mini pie maker frittatas

Mini frittatas pie maker recipe by Greer Worsely

Image: Greer Worsley

The word frittatas always looks like it’s spelt incorrectly… plus ta-tas is funny when you are a 10 year old boy (or perhaps a middle-aged mother). Regardless, these veggie-packed frittatas look the biz for a yummy lunch!

3. Spinach and feta pinwheels

Pie maker lunchbox recipes - pinwheels

Image: Women’s Weekly Food

Four ingredients and about 5 minutes to prep is all it takes. Then 15 mins in the pie maker, and your lunchbox pinwheels are done. Or the kids are done. This is definitely one for them to make themselves!

•  There are loads more scrolls recipes here

4. Zucchini fritters

Fritters make great pie maker lunchbox recipes

Image: Pie Maker Stuff

Fritters are perfect lunchbox food. Don’t limit it to just zucchini fritters, though. Carrot, eggplant and sweet potato all make fantastic fritter fare. There are loads more ideas at Pie Maker Stuff.

Try one of these fritter recipes in your pie maker:

5. Mushroom risotto cups

Mushroom cups for school lunchboxes

Image: Greer Worsley

These mushroom ‘cups’ are another of cooking legend Greer Worsley‘s pie maker lunchbox recipes. They are packed with plenty of good nutrition to keep the kids going all afternoon.

•  Try this recipe too: Mini impossible pies recipe: yummy hot or cold  

6. Pie maker gozleme bites

Lunchbox ideas - gozleme bites

Image: Brett Stevens

Another goodie from your brand new pie maker, these gozleme bites will freeze well before cooking. Thaw what you need overnight, pop them into the piemaker in the morning, wrap in foil once cooked and they’re ready to go.

7. Pie maker sausage rolls

Pie maker lunchbox recipes - sausage rolls

Image: Brett Stevens

Go the sanga roll! Mind you, when made in the pie maker, they are kinda half sauso roll, half pie. No matter, a mess-free way to pack the lunchbox. Go to town adding veggies to your meat mix, BTW.

8. Pie maker veggie slice

Pie maker lunchbox recipes - veggie slice

Image: Sarah Moore

A wholesome veggie slice created by registered nutritionist Sarah Moore. Now that’s putting the lunchbox in safe hands!

•  You can easily adapt this one too: Zucchini and carrot slice – a terrific lunchbox staple  

9. Salmon and asparagus quiches

pie maker salmon quiches are great in the lunchbox

Image: Sunbeam

It doesn’t have to be salmon and asparagus quiche – pretty sure my kids wouldn’t eat asparagus for love nor money… actually, probably for money. You can leave out the veggie, or substitute something like green beans or even spinach.

10. Puff pastry chicken balls

Chicken balls

Image: In The Kitch

These little chicken balls are filled with chicken breast, pears, walnuts, cranberries and cheese. Yum! I’m also imagining spooning leftover spaghetti sauce or taco chilli into the puff shell…

Got any pie maker lunchbox recipes to share with us in the comments?


Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

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