Total Time
1hr 17mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 47 mins

Decadent goodness....not a diet dish! I discovered this in the Chicago Sun-Times FOOD section.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line unbaked, unpricked pastry shell with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove weights and foil; bake for 5 to 7 minutes longer, until almost done. Remove from oven.
  2. Reduce oven to 425°.
  3. Combine mashed potatoes, half-and-half and butter, set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, sour cream, eggs, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and black pepper; beat with electric mixer on high speed until smooth.
  5. Add potato mixture; beat 1 minute longer. Stir in shredded cheese, chopped onion and bacon. Pour potato mixture into warm pastry shell.
  6. Bake at 425° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

4 5

Amazing!! Everyone loved it and it was different from regular mashed potatoes. Will be making this again. Thanks.

5 5

What an accompaniment to baked ham and steamed broccoli!!! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe and shamefully admit I had a leftover piece (cold, mind you) for breakfast the next day then warmed the last piece for lunch. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish.

5 5

GOODNESS GRACIOUS HEAVENLY DAYS AND WHATTADISH!!! Wow....I don't know when I've found a dish that pleases ALL of my kids and DH as much as this did. The flavor is wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing (except for the 5lbs. it added to my hips!) Thanks for the GREAT new recipe....we LOVED IT!!!