• Serves 4
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Impossible Pie is so easy to make and is always delicious! And when you look at this recipe … it seems impossible!

The wonderful thing about an Impossible Pie is that it’s pretty much just throw all the ingredients together and then watch it become a pie as it cooks.

We also love that with an Impossible Pie, you are free to add and subtract ingredients as you like.  Got a family who LOVES cheese? Just add a little more cheese on top.  Got a family who’s really good with their vegetables? Just throw in another handful.

According to an article on The Awl, Impossible Pie first became widely known in the 1970s when it was printed on the backs of Bisquick boxes in the United States. The Bisquick mix  was reportedly invented in 1930 by a General Mills executive who, while on a journey by train, complimented the chef in the dining car on his fresh biscuits.

The chef showed him how he pre-mixed shortening with the dry ingredients of flour, salt and baking powder and kept the mixture on ice in the train kitchen so he could prepare the biscuits very quickly.

When General Mills created their biscuit mix, they replaced the shortening with hydrogenated oil so that the product wouldn’t need to be refrigerated.

At first they marketed it solely as a fast way to make biscuits, but soon, in an effort to increase sales, they started suggesting that consumers use it to make a variety of other foods, including pizza dough, pancakes, dumplings, cookies and, yes, you guessed it, even pie.

We love this Impossible Pie recipe from MoM Member Ellen; so easy and nowhere near impossible ;)

If you’ve got your own version of Impossible Pie, we’d love to hear what you add.  Or if you’ve tried this recipe, let us know how it turned out in the comments below.

If you’d like to try a sweet version of Impossible Pie …

If you’d like a few more pie recipes …

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 3 bacon rashers
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1+ cup vegetables (whichever you like)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place butter in frying pan, add diced bacon and onion and stir until browned.
  3. Add the bacon and onion to the flour and stir through the grated vegetables.
  4. Whisk eggs and milk together, mix them with the flour and veggie mix, season if desired.
  5. Pour into a greased pie dish and top with cheese. Bake until golden and set (about 30 minutes). Serve hot.

  • This would be a hit in my house


  • Sounds great! And so much easier than working with pastry.


  • I just got given a pie maker so maybe I’ll try this recipe first!!!


  • Very similar to a quiche ingredients looks easy and quick to make for an all round famiky snack or light meal.


  • Thanks for sharing. This looks simple and tasty. Bacon makes everything so yum!


  • I love the name of impossible pie – the kids will get a real kick out of this.


  • Nice and healthy, tasty and easy. Thanks for sharing your recipe


  • I think I would prefer to leave the butter flour and milk out; just make it veggies and eggs and when needed a bit of lentil flour to absorb moisture.


  • Lots of yummy flavours in there.


  • I believe even I could make this


  • Excellent recipie to use up random things from the fridge.

    • Indeed or to use as much of your leftovers as you can


  • Love the impossible pie but I have only made the sweet version


  • Why is it called impossible?


  • Yum, but it should be called Anything Possible Pie. You can throw anything in it, making Anything Possible.


  • I have been making one similar to this for years


  • I would prefer to make this vegetarian and add some lovely veggies to it.


  • Woah way too much animal product for me.


  • Amazing – I’ll have to try this to see if it works. Thanks for sharing


  • Sounds yummy


  • oh wow I love the sound of this – hope it’s not impossible for me to achieve!


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