Pitched as “lasagne in a pie,” the new Banjo speciality pie is described as “layers of lasagne sheets between rich meaty lasagne sauce and topped with a cheesy white sauce and parsley, encased inside Banjo’s flaky pastry.” Mamma Mia!
A gloss over the ingredients list and we also spot the pie features a bountiful harvest of herbs - parsley, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, basil and mint. Banjo’s lasagne pie isn’t the first absurd pie flavour they’ve revealed.
The Tasmanian-born bakery that has locations around the country also has a Tasmanian curried scallop pie - which, not gonna lie, does sound delicious - as well as a chicken parmigiana and double cheeseburger pie that are available in drive-thru stores only.
As an Italian-Australian, I know my ancestors from the homeland are grieving at the idea of this, but I can’t be the only one who wants to give it a try?
WATCH: spinach and ricotta roll-up lasagne pie
Banjo’s Bakery Cafe has shops in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania (sorry Canberra, Western Australia and Northern Territory mates!), so if you’re game, you can check out your nearest BBC here.
If seeing this makes your mouth salivate and want to bake your own scrumptious baked goods, we have a range of savoury pie recipes based on pre-existing dishes here on the site.
Really, pies are an easy to make and handy meal. Once you learn how to make the base, you really can add anything inside as the stuffing, as Banjo’s Bakery Cafe has discovered.
You can try the new lasagne pie in store now.