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 thoughts on “Turkish Pide

  1. skd

    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.

  2. Nancy

    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!

  3. FrugalHausfrau

    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!


  4. Jhuls

    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

    • lapetitepaniere

      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

  5. Margherita

    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!

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