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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!

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Mirj November 20, 2002

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!

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Rise` July 10, 2002

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.

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FruitLoop October 02, 2002

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.

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yooper October 04, 2002

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.

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SailorDave August 08, 2002

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

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gailanng January 08, 2010

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 usually make. 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

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scimietta99 July 06, 2007

Such a simple side dish with great flavor! I used the Butter and Herb flavored instant mashed potatoes and stirred in roasted garlic instead of the garlic powder. I downsized the recipe to only 4 servings for Hubby and I (and a few leftovers). It worked perfectly for me to prepare earlier in the afternoon and then bake later while the rest of dinner was made. Thanks for the recipe, Richie. :)

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Ms B. February 26, 2006

It's a nice base recipe. It's kind of bland as is, but the proper spices would liven it up.

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Edgester July 28, 2002

Both my husband and son loved this. I cut the recipe in half and substituted gouda for the mozzarella. I actually forgot to add the garlic powder, but it was still wonderful. Great recipe!

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kevin44 December 27, 2014
Mashed Potato Pie