Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast anymore with our savoury dinner recipes. Make a hearty supper with our recipe ideas from curry-inspired paneer-stuffed pancakes to a comforting ricotta and spinach traybake. Or stick to more classic brunch flavours with eggs benedict and smoked salmon.
These recipes are a great way to use up any leftover pancakes you may have from breakfast, or make prep work even easier with ready-made pancakes.
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Pancake recipes for dinner
Tuck into these buckwheat pancakes loaded with eggs, cheese and ham with a side of fried mushrooms. Use mature gruyère, comté or cheddar cheese depending on your preference. You could also serve with steamed spinach or grilled tomatoes to channel a full English breakfast.
Cheese lovers have to try these gooey brie-stuffed pancakes with crispy bacon on top. Spoon a tablespoon of pancake patter onto a hot frying pan and spread into a circle, then top with slices of brie and a pinch of grated cheddar and cover with more batter. It’s a great way to use up leftover cheese.
Need to use up a batch of pancakes? Try this savoury pancake bake filled with an easy tomato sauce and a rich ricotta and spinach filling. Spread a mixture of spinach and ricotta over four pancakes, fold into triangles and layer together in a traybake, covered with tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese.
Try a new twist on a classic brunch dish for dinner. These eggs benedict pancakes layer fluffy American-style pancakes, leafy spinach, thick cut ham slices and creamy hollandaise sauce. Top with a delicate poached egg and a sprinkle of chives and black pepper.
Fancy a lighter brunch dish for dinner? Pack in your greens with these asparagus pancakes with a side of smoked salmon. Cook asparagus spears until tender, then spoon pancake batter into a hot pan and add the asparagus on top. Serve with a generous dollop of sour cream and a squeeze of zingy lemon juice.
This Japanese pancake is a great way to use up leftovers around the kitchen. It’s loaded with shredded cabbage and pork belly pieces and topped with a sweet sauce, creamy mayo, crunchy spring onion, nori strips and a sprinkle of katsuobushi.
Channel the flavours of your favourite curry recipe into these jam-packed paneer-stuffed pancakes. First make your pancakes (or use shop-bought for an easy shortcut), then cook the spinach in the microwave fry up the chunks of paneer. Create your curry filling with hearty chickpeas and a mango yogurt dipping sauce on the side.
These simple ham and cheese pancakes are sure to please a crowd. Fill some freshly made crêpes with diced smoked ham and melty gruyère cheese, then fold into quarters and scatter with chopped chives. They’ll go down a treat with kids and adults alike.
These creamy chicken and mushroom pancakes are the perfect comforting dish on a cold winter’s evening. First fry up some garlic mushrooms and make a creamy sauce. Shred some leftover chicken and combine into a hearty pancake filling.