What is Impossible Pie + 15 Recipes to Try

If you want to make some of the easiest recipes around, look no further. The impossible pie is here to help busy home cooks and feed hungry bellies. Don't be fooled by the name. Whether you consider yourself an experienced cook or one that's still learning their way around the kitchen, impossible pies are actually quite possible for anyone. Impossible pies were a hit in the '70s and are continuing to stay strong at potlucks and dinner rotations today. Many recipes for impossible pies were found on the back of Bisquick boxes since Bisquick was one of the main ingredients. You'll still find Bisquick as one of the main ingredients in some recipes, however, all-purpose flours or gluten-free flours can also be used.

So, what goes into making an impossible pie? It's pretty simple. Forget rolling out pie dough and blind baking. Simply blend together your batter and while it bakes, the batter magically separates into a filling and its own crust. Impossible? I think not. Check out these recipes below.

1. Mexican Impossible Pie

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Noshing with the Nolands

Cut down on prep time for taco night and try out this Mexican Impossible Pie. Saute the ground beef, onions, seasonings and pour into a pie plate. Layer with cheddar cheese, chilies, and Bisquick custard that's hit with a few dashes of hot sauce and you've got yourself a meal. Serve with a side salad or sauteed veggies for added nutrition. Get the recipe here.

2. Garlicky Spinach Impossible Pie

Tadka Pasta

Garlic, cheese and spinach-you can't go wrong. This recipe is quite similar to a quiche but without the hassle of pie crust. The egg custard is blended together, poured over the filling and forms its own crust on top, which gets nice and golden brown.

Don't skimp out on the ground nutmeg in this recipe. It might sound strange but really adds an earthy flavor to this impossible pie. Get the recipe here.

3. Impossible Coconut Pie

Jo Cooks

Think you can't make coconut pie? Think again. This recipe, similar to classic coconut custard pie has a few simple ingredients that all get mixed together in the blender and poured into a pie pan. And once baked, it separates into three mouthwatering layers. Get the recipe here.

4. Impossible Quiche

Reluctant Entertainer

This is a great impossible pie or quiche recipe that is so versatile. Try out different meats and veggies that you have on hand and pour over the simple Bisquick custard filling. You can even swap out the Bisquick for the gluten-free mix. Brunch party anyone?

Get the recipe here.

5. Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Covered Katie

Pumpkin is a favorite pie all year round. No need for pie crust because this Impossible Pumpkin Pie is delicious on its own and filled with those classic spices. Prep time takes just minutes so you're ready to serve in no time. Oh, and don't forget the ice cream and whipped cream! Get the recipe here.

6. Impossible Lemon Pie

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With its tangy and fresh flavor from the lemon juice, it's no wonder that Impossible Lemon Pie is a favorite. Simple ingredients like Bisquick, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract will turn into an impossibly easy dessert. Get the recipe here .

7. Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Joanie Simon

Having a hard time with the kids eating at dinnertime? Impossible Cheeseburger Pie can change that. It's hearty, flavorful, and all brought together with its biscuit-like crust. If you miss the veggies, try adding some in the ground beef mixture. Get the recipe here.

8. Impossible Chicken Pie

Simply Stacie

Need to use up any leftover vegetables, cheddar cheese or cooked chicken? Toss it all into a pie pan with the custard filling and brunch or dinner is served. Get the recipe here.

9. Spinach Feta Greek Impossible Pie

Shockingly Delicious

If you're like me and you love Greek flavors, you will have to test out this recipe. Spinach and olives flavored with lemon juice, oregano, dill, and two types of cheeses-this impossible pie might be on your brunch, lunch, and dinner menu! Get the recipe here.

10. Impossible Chocolate Pie

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Today's Creative Life

This Impossible Chocolate Pie takes about ten minutes of prep time and uses ingredients that you might have in your kitchen already. Once it's baked, you'll notice two impressive layers that are equally tasty. Get the recipe here.

11. Impossibly Easy Quesadilla Pie

Betty Crocker

When you don't feel like spending all day in the kitchen, whip up this impossible pie recipe. If you want to add an extra kick of heat, add in a few drops of hot sauce or increase the amount of chilies in the recipe. Get the recipe here.

12. Gluten-Free Impossible Buttermilk Pie

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Here is a gluten-free twist on classic buttermilk pie. Perfect for the holidays or any occasion. Gluten-free eaters and non-gluten-free eaters are sure to be satisfied with this dessert. Get the recipe here.

13. Cheddar-Corn Impossible Pie


If you're out of ideas for the next potluck or just want something quick and easy to prepare, Cheddar-Corn Impossible Pie is cheesy and loaded with bacon and vegetables. Get the recipe here.

14. Zucchini Pie

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The Seasoned Mom

When my church hosts a potluck brunch, I love to bring this Zucchini Pie. It's inexpensive to make and definitely a crowd-pleaser with its cheesy Bisquick zucchini filling. If you're making this for a big crowd, you can easily double the recipe and bake in a larger pie plate. Get the recipe here.

15. Impossible French Apple Pie

Sugar and Soul

If the thought of pie crust sounds daunting, no need to worry. As the apple-Bisquick filling bakes, it forms its own crust, so there's no need to prepare a crust.

Another plus to this recipe is the brown sugar pecan streusel topping. What could be better? Get the recipe here.

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