Mashed Potato Pie

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “I don’t know where this recipe originated, but it has been an old stand by on my mom’s dinner party tables for years. It actually bakes up to look quite impressive. Please don’t try to substitute fresh mashed potatoes (believe me I have tried) the instant box stuff provides the perfect texture.”

    Ingredients

  • instant mashed potatoes
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese or 1/2 cupromano cheese
  • 1 1/4 cupsmozzarella cheese( divided)
  • paprika
  • Directions

  • Make mashed potatoes according to package directions for 7-8 servings.
  • Stir garlic powder, eggs, Parmesan and one cup of the mozzarella into prepared potatoes.
  • Pile mixture into a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • Sprinkle top with 1/4 cup of mozzarella and a sprinkle of paprika for color.
  • Bake at 350°F until golden on top and puffy about 45 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “Confession #1 — I did not make this recipe.I bought the ingredients, and I “observed”, but my daughter Adiya and her friend Chana made this yesterday afternoon.Adiya decided to add some pizza seasoning (that’s what it says on the jar). Confession #2 — There was about a 1/3 of the pie left over after Adiya and 3 of her friends finished eating.Around 11 PM I got the nibblies, and polished the whole thing off in about 8 minutes.Confession #3 — if you use a disposable 9 inch pie dish, there is minimal clean-up!Next time we’re going to add lots more mozzarella cheese on top, since people tend to get very violent when fighting over the crust!”

  • “Great simple recipe Richard…thank you! As is always the way with me, I had to add some fresh minced garlic as well, this one’s a keeper and you are correct, it makes for a great presentation too!”

  • “Richard this was wonderful. I added plenty of salt, pepper and a little greek seasoning to the potatoes for some spiciness. The pie had a great creamy texture and lovely cheesy taste. It looked beautiful too. Thanks to you and your mom for sharing this. “

  • “I though this was really good as did my granddaughter and my son. My wife thought it was so-so. I will definately make this again.”

  • “Fantastic recipe Richard!So easy to put together.This came out so creamy and cheesy.You’d never believe that the base of this was instant mashed potatoes!The only thing I did different was to shake a little “Old Bay” seasoning on top instead of paprika.The spice complimented the pie beautifully.”

  • “Ever heard of survival of the fittest? Forget the fit part; I’m really diggin’ the survival part. Great reuse of instant potatoes.”

  • “we tried this tonight…. was a bit dubious as for years i have been making something similar, a southern italian dish, which doesn’t contain egg.it was really tasty and, with the instant mash, both economical and quick to prepare.i will make it again but add to it… maybe diced ham, peppers, corn or salami.i prefered the lighter texture of this to the traditional ‘gatto di patate’ that i usuallymake.it is unlikely that you will have left overs but, if you do, this is also nice cold. or, it heats up great in the microwave.thanks Richard”

  • “Just made it today and it was really good came out just like the photos. Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Great way to jazz up instant potatoes!I halved the recipe using 1 pkg of instant garlic potatoes.Baked for about 20 minutes which was perfect.I used all cheddar cheese, but I’m sure the parmesan makes these even better!”

  • “My husband and I tried this tonight. It was suprising that instant mashed potatoes could be this good. I only used 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and I’m glad I did, iIt would have been way too overpowering. Next time I’m going to put much more cheese on top because we were fighting over the crust.”

  • “I could still tell that it was instant potatoes but it is a very good recipe (my husband prefers instant!). I followed the recipe except I used cheddar instead of mozzarella b/c that was what I had. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing.”

  • “We have this once a month and love it. My picky dd, who is 3, likes it too. It’s impossible to tell the recipe uses instant potatoes.”

  • “Great side dish.I had some leftover mashed potatoes and used them in place of the instant.We loved the cheese in these.I will make these again.DS#2 said to rate this a 5! (good thing I was going to anyway.)”

  • “Simple and delicious!”

  • “This was good and easy to make. I made this for freezer tag. I made this first as written. It was good but I thought it was missing something. It was a bit plain tasting or maybe a different kind of cheese. Everyone liked it but next time I might add a bit more garlic. The second time I made this I made as written other then once it was cooked, I let it cool and froze. When I was ready to cook, I pulled and let thaw in the fridge. I warmed it up in the oven and it was good.”

  • “This is surprisingly good, especially considering it uses instant potatoes! (And mine expired Mar ’06!!! LOL)I halved the recipe but otherwise followed it. The only change I might make next time is to add a little salt.The next morning I sliced the leftovers and fried in olive oil for a tasty breakfast.”

  • “Very tasty! The whole family enjoyed this dish. Next time I would surely add bacon and garlic, more garlic! Maybe even garnish with flat leaf parsley. This is a keeper!”

  • “This is delicious and family friendly. I substituted 2 cloves fresh garlic for the powder. I put a bit more mozz. cheese on top and I used a shredded parmesan/romano/asiago blend. I baked it for 45 minutes as the recipe called for, but it was too long…it got too brown on the top, sides, and bottom. Next time I will check after 30-35 minutes. It puffed up nicely. Also, next time I will add bacon and chopped scallions to the recipe, and will garnish with scallions on top to give it a “loaded potato” flavor.”

  • “This was very good.My DH hates instanst so he was skeptical but was very impressed with the outcome.Thanks!”

  • “Wow this was good.A little salty for me.I think that this could become a regular.Next time I would use fresh garlic and maybe try different cheeses.Thanks!”

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