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.

The whole family will love digging into these filling dinners on Pancake Day. Be sure to keep the pancake party going with our top 10 pancakes to eat for dessert.

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Top 10 pancake recipes for dinner

1. Buckwheat crêpe madames

Buckwheat Crepe Madam

Tuck into these savoury dinner pancakes made with buckwheat and loaded with eggs, cheese, and ham, complemented by a side of fried mushrooms. Choose between mature gruyère, comté, or cheddar cheese based on your taste preferences. For an extra touch, pair them with steamed spinach or grilled tomatoes to capture the essence of a full English breakfast. Discover our how to cook buckwheat guide.

2. Brie-stuffed pancakes with crispy bacon

Brie-stuffed pancakes

Cheese lovers must try these gooey brie-stuffed pancakes with crispy bacon. Spoon a tablespoon of pancake batter 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. These savoury dinner pancakes are a great way to use up leftover cheese.

3. Spinach & ricotta pancake bake

Ricotta pancake bake

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.

4. Eggs benedict pancakes

Eggs Benedict pancakes

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.

5. Asparagus pancakes with smoked salmon

Asparagus pancakes smoked salmon

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. Discover our how to cook asparagus guide.

6. Okonomiyaki

Japanese okonomiyaki

This Japanese dinner 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.

7. Paneer-stuffed pancakes

Paneer Pancakes

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 and fry up the chunks of paneer. Create your curry filling with hearty chickpeas and a mango yogurt dipping sauce on the side.

8. Ham and cheese pancakes

Ham and cheese pancakes

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.

9. Chicken & mushroom pancakes

Chicken mushroom pancakes

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.

10. Spicy kimchi pancake

Spicy kimchi pancake topped with chopped spring onion

Whip up a delightful batch of Korean-style spicy pancakes featuring gut-friendly kimchi (sour cabbage) and zesty gochujang (Korean red pepper paste). These pancakes are not just a taste sensation, they also pack a nutritional punch, with a high fibre content and low sugar levels. Plus, they're suitable for vegans.

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