Mashed Potato Pie

"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."
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  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. kevscratch
    Could I use real potatoes, mashing them?
  2. Keith W.
    Can u use real potatoes instead of instant
  3. Snowflake04
    Instant potatoes is a box or the refrigerator ones you see in the markets ?


  1. Mirj2338
    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!
  2. Rise3834
    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!
  3. FruitLoop
    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.
  4. yooper
    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.
  5. SailorDave
    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.


  1. Ms B.
    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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