All of the Best Traditional Scottish Recipes Ever

If you’d have told me, 5 years ago, that I’d have become a huge fan of traditional Scottish recipes, I would have scoffed. I may even have laughed! But ever since I first experimented with a traditional Scottish meat pie recipe, I’ve begun to love researching and making the same recipes that my ancestors once enjoyed.

Of course, I’m not just Scottish, so I’ve also been experimenting with recipes from other cultures. And I’ve begun to love those, too. But for now, let’s bask in the awesomeness that is Scottish cuisine.

Image of the most famous castle in Scotland, the Highlander location
The most famous castle in Scotland, the Highlander location

Traditional Scottish Recipes

From what I’ve seen, the best Scottish recipes are simple to learn but some can be difficult to master. Yes, I’m looking at those pastry crusts in particular! Thankfully, though, I’ve found some easier ones that are a lot more manageable.

So let’s take a look at some of the best recipes I’ve found so far.

Scottish Main Dishes

Of course, you could always serve a meat pie for the main dish, but the meat pies are so good they deserve their own category! Other main dishes include:

Of course, if you’re looking for a hearty Scottish breakfast, you’re going to want to try this: How to Make an Easy Scottish Porridge Recipe.

Scotch Meat Pies

Side Dishes for Scots

  • Scottish eggs – now, to be fair these could be the main course! But because they go so well with so many other things, I opted to list them as a (very tasty) side dish.
  • Tattie Scones – scones are delicious, and these are no exception! They’re just made from tatties (that’s Scottish for po-taters, y’all).
  • Baps or Scottish buns are a perfect bread for sandwiches.

Scotch Soups and Stews

Highland Desserts

More Scottish Recipes

Want to keep up with more Scottish recipes as I try them? Make sure you’re following my Scottish recipes board on Pinterest!

Or if you’d rather go with traditional links, these work, too!

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17 thoughts on “All of the Best Traditional Scottish Recipes Ever”

  1. Fantastic post! I am Scottish too. Clan MacTavish! Love that you are celebrating your heritage and sharing these recipes. Have a great weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

    • Thank you! You have a fantastic weekend, too. Now I want to go look up more about my clan – Clan Bruce, I think? Now I’m second-guessing myself because it’s been a long day with the kids!!

  2. Other than some meat pies I really wasn’t sure I knew of any other Scottish recipes. Thanks for all these ideas and suggestions. Pinned.

  3. Wow, what a collection. Now, I’m interested in finding out my heritage to see what food of my heritage might be. Looks like Scots know how to make a good meal! #merrymonday

  4. When I was a teen, my family and I spent three summers in Scotland, where I got to experience and love haggis, Scottish meat pies, salmon, mutton, taters & neeps… other things as well. Good to find a series of recipes in one place. I’m not Scottish (as far as I know) except by desire!

  5. What an awesome resource full of so many delicious recipes. I don’t know much about Scottish cuisine, but some of these look wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting Fiesta Friday and sharing!

  6. This is a fabulous collection of recipes that I can’t wait to try. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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