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Louisiana Meat Pies


These zesty meat pies have the flavor of Louisiana, but they are so easy to make.  Using pre-made pie dough, you can prep a batch in literally just a few minutes.  Grill them to doneness for an amazing flavor.  Perfect for meal prep or taking to the tailgate!



3 refrigerated premade pie shell rolls

2 TBS Cajun seasoning (see my recipe or use your favorite)

1 lb Johnsonville Sweet Italian ground sausage

½ TBS canola oil

½ cup diced onions

½ cup diced celery

½ cup diced bell pepper

1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

2 TBS bread crumbs

¾ cup cheddar cheese, divided

1 egg, whisked


Cut out 5 to 6 inch rounds from the pie dough.  Leftover dough can be rerolled, then cut out again.  From 3 pie shells, you can get around 12 rounds.  Set in refrigerator until ready to use.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, onions, celery, and bell peppers and cook until softened.  Add Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage and cook until browned.  Add Worcestershire sauce and cook for 2 minutes, then add bread crumbs, remove from heat, and stir to incorporate bread crumbs.  Allow cooling for 10-15 minutes.  Place about 2 TBS of sausage filling in the center of each round, with about 2 TBS of cheddar in each as well.  Fold over round and crimp edges with either a fork or do a quick fold with your hands.  Lay completed pies on a sheet pan.  Prepare grill to run on indirect heat at around 350 degrees, preferably with a pizza stone.  Brush each with whisked egg, then place on the grill.  If cooking immediately, cook for 25-30 minutes or until pies are browned.  From refrigerated, add 10-15 minutes.  Remove from grill, allow to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes