Turkish Pide

IMG_5420IMG_5415IMG_5413I’m a big fan of Turkish food, and thank’s to a Turkish lady’s account I follow on Instagram (for those of you who use Instagram, the account is @TurkishRecipes), I found this recipe! I saw a picture of the  Turkish Pide’s she posted and knew I had to do it. They look like a long boat and are filled with meat, onion, tomatoes, parsley, and feta. It’s not the first time I try this recipe at home now and is also my contribution to Fiesta Friday #117. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did at home!

Thank you to our host Angieand to our fantastic co-host’s this week Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Scarlett @ Unwed Housewife

Serves: 4 large or 6 small pides

Ingredients: (For the pide)

  • 500g of flour (all purpose/plain flour)
  • 20g of fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 320ml of warm water


  1. In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
  2. Crumble the fresh yeast in the middle and add the salt on the side.
  3. Start to mix all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a low speed.
  4. Pour the water and now mix on a medium speed for a few minutes.
  5. Finally, mix on a high speed until the dough becomes smooth and detaches from the bowl.
  6. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour.

Ingredients: (for the filling)

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion (chopped)
  • 200g of minced beef
  • 3 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • A fresh bouquet of parsley (chopped)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush


  1. In a large pot add the olive oil and the chopped onion.
  2. Cook on a medium heat until the onions become soft.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add the minced beef, the salt, and the black pepper.
  5. Cook until the beef is cooked.
  6. Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley on top.

Final Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  2. Line a wax paper on a large tray and set aside.
  3. Transfer the dough on a clean floured surface, punch it down gently to release the air.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equals balls.
  5. Flatten each ball with your hands.
  6. With a rolling pin flatten the dough to make the shape of an oval boat (the size of your tray).
  7. Add a little of the stuffing in the middle.
  8. Fold the sides and pinch the end of each Pide.
  9. Brush with an egg yolk the edges and transfer the Pide on the tray.
  10. Cook for 30 minutes (or once the edges turn golden brown).
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  12. Add some Feta cheese and parsley on top.

Serve with a Turkish tea.

Bonne dégustation!

PS: If you use dry yeast follow the instructions behind your package.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna says:

    This looks so delicious, Linda! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Anna. Have a nice week ahead! 🙂

      1. Anna says:

        Thank you, Linda! Have a wonderful week as well! 🙂

  2. This is a fabulous share Linda! I might try something vegetarian with it! ❤️

    1. Thank you Sonal. A vegetarian version is a great idea and do let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  3. skd says:

    Looks absolutely delicious. Could I substitute fresh yeast with dried one. Here we cant buy small quantities of fresh yeast. We need to buy a big block of it.

    1. Thank you very much, Ana. Of course you can work with the dried yeast, just follow the instruction behind your package. A yummy starter for Ramadan. Have a nice week! 🙂

      1. skd says:

        Wow! Thanks Linda. I was thinking of Ramadan and Iftar too.

  4. This looks gorgeous and delicious, Linda!

    1. Thank you so much, Freda! 🙂

  5. Love this Linda…thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

    1. Thank you so much, Zeba! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  6. Jess says:

    This looks like, the Turkish version of a sub sandwich, I love it lol Thanks for sharing Linda, Happy FF weekend 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot, Jess. This version is really yummy 😀 Happy FF too! 🙂

  7. This looks so very tasty! I make a flatter version, but love this “boat” shaped one. Will give it a try soon. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Ronit. Simple to make and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have a nice week! 🙂

  8. missemzyy says:

    These look so beautiful and delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. Mr Fitz says:

    Oh yes indeed!

  10. The bread looks amazing! I’ll look up the account on Instagram for sure xx

    1. Thanks a bunch Elaine. This Lady has a lot of vegetarian recipes too. I’m glad you liked it! 🙂 xx

      1. When I visited her page I realised that I already follow it! 🙂 xx

  11. Loretta says:

    Wow Linda, you never cease to amaze us all with your talent and your wonderful photography! This looks too good to eat, yum, yum!

    1. Loretta, thank you so much for your lovely comment, it made my week. You’re too kind. They are very simple to prepare and perfect for a picnic! 🙂

  12. This sounds amazing and looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Thank you very much, Julie! 🙂

  13. I love this kind of food Linda, as does the rest of my family! Look forward to trying this pide recipe sometime soon. M.xx

    1. Thank you very much, Margot. It was so good and so easy to make. I would love to hear your feedback. Enjoy your day! 🙂 xx

  14. I just ate leftover soup for lunch and would have loved to have some of your Turkish Pide instead 🙂

    1. Thanks Judi. Come join me next time! 😉

  15. Nancy says:

    Love, love, LOVE the looks of these “boats”, Linda! The filling sounds delicious… Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂 I’ll be making these real soon!

    1. Thanks a lot Nancy. They are simple to make and tasty. Do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice day! 🙂

  16. I think I have fallen quite in love with these! Wow! I feel like I could just reach in and grab one – those photos are amazing!!

    Thanks for bringing this by Fiesta Friday!


    1. Thank you so much Mollie. I would love to send you a little boat 😉 Thank you for co-hosting this week FF and have a lovely day! 🙂

  17. The pictures are amazing and by looking over the recipe, it doesn’t seem like this dish is all that hard to make. Thanks for sharing this at Fiesta Friday #117!

    1. Thank you very much. You’re absolutely right they are easy to make and I love the vegetarian version too. Thanks for co-hosting this week FF! 🙂

  18. Jhuls says:

    This is a secret I’ve been keeping for a while…
    I think my blog would soon be an “imitation of La Petite Panière” Hahaha

    These look so good, Linda. I am sure I would enjoy these.
    Question: Can I make this at night and heat it in the oven the next day?

    I hope you are having a lovely time, my friend! x

    1. You’re so funny Jhuls, you always made me laugh 😀 😀 😀 A simple recipe (I told you I’m a lazy mama). Yes, you can prepare your Turkish pide a day before and do let me know how it turns out. If you need more info just let me know. Jhuls.
      Have a lovely day! 🙂 xxx

  19. Thatz sounds amazing Linda…

    1. Thanks a lot Chitra! 🙂

  20. Oh Linda! I love visiting your blog, because of beautiful food you make! These pides look absolutely delicious too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Fae, you made my day and you’re welcome anytime 😀 I’m glad you liked it. Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

  21. Awesome! I’ve been wanting to try these for a long time, now I have the best recipe for them. Thanks, Linda! 😃

    1. Angie, I think you are going to love it and will soon become addicted 😀 Happy Mother’s Day, I’m sure you will have fun! 🙂 xx

  22. Antonia says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Thank you so much, Antonia! 🙂

  23. Margherita says:

    I made pide a couple of years ago and I really like the taste… now, I have to say that yours look a way much prettier than those one I made… I am trying your recipe very soon, it looks too good to do not try again!

    1. Thanks a bunch Margherita. Love your cuisine and your cooking style. The pides are easy and it makes a perfect brunch too. I would love to hear your feedback! 🙂

  24. Heyy Linda! Long time. Missed many of your posts. Need to catch up a lot. This Turkish Pide looks great. 😊

    1. Hi Sadia, how are you?
      I hope you are doing well! This Turkish Pide are so easy to make and great idea for Ramadan Iftar too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

      1. I’m good. Yess this would be perfect during ramadan. 🙂

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