Mashed Potato Pie
by Nov 12th, 2010 // Holiday, Recipes, Sides
Mashed Potato Pie
Why is it that sweet potatoes get all the pie love at Thanksgiving? I’m an equal opportunity potato lover and I really wanted to give some regular old potatoes a chance. I called my friend John, a true gourmand, and talked through the idea. Together we decided I could make this pie just like I would a sweet potato pie but without the added sugar.
John suggested I add garlic and some freshly grated good cheddar cheese. Miracle of miracles, I had all the ingredients in the house already so my kid and I got right to work.
We undercooked the potatoes ever so slightly before whipping them up with butter, milk and eggs. This gave the pie that country look and an excellent texture. The pie came out even better than we had imagined. It’s going to make a great Thanksgiving side. Before we head over to the recipe, I’m dying to know what you think of the new website?
Mashed Potato Pie Recipe
Thanksgiving Planning: Can be made 1 day ahead and reheated.
Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins to 1 hour
2 to 3 russet potatoes (2 cups mashed)
1/2 stick butter (softened)
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup good shredded cheddar
salt & fresh ground pepper
good pie dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut potatoes into chunks and boil for 30 to 40 minutes until tender. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl. Break apart with a fork. Add butter and garlic. Use a stand mixer to blend together and then add milk. Slowly add eggs while continually beating on medium speed until mixture is mostly smooth. (You’ll want some chunks of potato for texture.) Stir in cheese by hand and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean. It will come out of the oven puffy but allow it to cool a bit / drop before slicing and serving.
I love pie…I love mashed potatoes…this is the perfect combination. I'm hungry just reading this post. Yum!
OMG, I love your new website! The recipe looks absolutely divine! Can't wait to give it a try. I bet all that creamy goodness just melts in your mouth. Yum! Thanks!
That looks delicious! My kids love potatoes, but we rarely have mashed ones, maybe I can break our trend with this!
My 6th grade (oh how the years have flown by since then!) math teacher used to call me potato girl. I can't recall how she knew I LOVE all things potato, but I certainly know that it was the truth. Give me a potato any which way (vegetarian please!) and I will love it. This pie looks great! And your new background is adorable!!
Mashed potatoes very well could be my all time favorite good!!
Man – Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite and all these sides are making my mouth water!!! Lol!!
Potatoes cooked anyway is great by me!
Love the new look of the site, seriously fantastic! Mashed potato pie is pure genius.
The new site is gorgeous and the little illustrations are maybe the cutest thing I've ever seen. LOVE IT!
I love mashed potatoes and all their creamy goodness. I wonder if I could use this recipe with my Thanksgiving mashed potatoes leftovers. My wife is pretty sold on traditional food prep for the big turkey day.
The new site is adorable, beautiful and clean! Love it! As for the mashed potato pie, you can never have enough pies at Tday, sweet or savory!
This sounds so easy and such a great alternative to the normal sweet potato and marshmallow catastrophe that always shows up on our table!
What a great idea!! Must try this one, too! My husband would love this.
The new site is very pretty! But I miss the sidebar with the most recent posts. Anyway, great idea for a new and more interesting way to serve potatoes. Our Thanksgiving dinner is loaded with mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, so this would be a nice variation!
Sounds very delicious. Good for vegetarians too. I'm also fascinated by the other post about letting babies gnaw on food n
cheese + mashed potatoes = love in my mouth!!! I also like your new website design. Follow you every day!
When I was a kid I hated mashed potatoes…I know it's weird. However, I'm pretty sure if my Mom made it into pie I would have gobbled it right up.
The site looks great! I only wish the badge at the top were a little bigger. This recipe is perfect; I love all things pie and all things potato – perfect combination.
This looks delicious! I am from Ireland and of course potatoes are a staple in my house! Thanks for the recipe, will have to try it!!
This is such a great idea and a nice change from just regular potatoes! My husband is a "meat and potatoes" kinda guy. So this is going to be a nice addition to our menu!!
Looks like a homerun to me!
Potato pie might be the perfect food. The new website is AMAZING. I love it!
The new site is super cool. I think I may like this better than regular pie.
potato anything makes me drool. i love how much this is like a quiche but sooooo much easier.
oh yum!! another great way to eat potatoes, garlic and cheese!!! ;D
thanks for the inspiration!
What a great idea! This looks yummy. I love the new design but can I keep the old badge? I like the "I cook with my kid" phrase.
That badge is temp. Will be putting up a new I COOK WITH MY KID badge next week.
Ooh, this looks good! I'd choose this over sweet potatoes any day!
Oooh… must try!!!
I've never really liked mashed potatoes, they are my least favorite side dish, but this makes them look yummy. As for the new look of the site…I liked it better before, but I like my internet stuff as simple as possible.
This looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it.
I can't wait to try this one!
Pie looks good.As for site would like a better way to see the latest posts.Like at least the last 2 weeks in a little sidebar, in order not have to hunt for them.
THis looks pretty tasty, I must admit. Nice site redesign, btw!
This looks incredible! I can't wait to try it!
So unique!! I must try before thanksgiving!!!
What a great idea! Looks delicious!
I have a whole bag of potatoes that are screaming to be used and soon. This is such a great idea, especially as a base recipe with experimenting with!
this looks great – i love potatoes!!
this is def a neat way to make potatoes!
I could make this to impress the MIL. She's never seen a potatoe she didn't like!
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YUmmy!!! I’ve never had regular mashed potato pie, and I really want to try it, this recipe sounds great and the only way I am going to be able to have “mashed potato pie” is if I make it myself. The Recipe looks easy so I gotta do this!!!!!!!
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This is very similar to a mashed potato casserole that has for years been a favorite here. Instead of milk and butter, I use cream cheese. I also use various herbs and onions. Putting it into a whole wheat pie crust will make it a bit more special. I’ll give it a try.