Mashed Potato Pie

Mashed Potato Pie (Serves 10)

Mashed Potato Pie    Serves 10

My family's mashed potato pie filled with mozzarella and Pecorino cheese is a perfect side dish. We love it for holidays like Thanksgiving because it can be made in advance, but honestly, it is great any day of the week. If you make it ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator, and bake it right before serving.

Ingredients below and full recipe on my website This recipe is also in my first cookbook entitled My Italian American Table. You can purchase that on my website as well. 

Ingredients (Serves 10)

5 Pounds Potatoes 

8 Ounces Mozzarella, Shredded

3 Cups Whole Milk 

1 Stick (8 Tablespoons) Plus 2 Tablespoons Butter 

1¼ Cups Grated Pecorino Romano

1 Teaspoon Salt  

½ Teaspoon Pepper

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

4 Tablespoons Plain Breadcrumbs, Plus Extra for Coating the Pan

2 Eggs, Beaten


Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Put at high heat and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat, and boil the potatoes until they are cooked through. 

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Drain the potatoes well and cool. Peel the skin off each potato. Put the potatoes back in the pot and begin to mash using a potato masher. 

Add the mozzarella, whole milk, one stick of butter(sliced) and the grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Season with salt and pepper and continue to mash well. You don't want lumps.

In a 13 x 9 pan, pour the olive oil and grease the sides and bottom. Put the breadcrumbs in the pan. Shake them around to coat the edges and bottom of the pan almost like a crust. 

Put the mashed potato mixture into the dish. 

Top it with the beaten eggs. Make sure you spread the eggs over the top of the entire pie evenly. 

Sprinkle the 4 tablespoons of bread crumbs evenly over the top of the pie. 

Cut up 2 tablespoons of butter into tiny pieces and place them around the top of the pie as well. 

Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and put in the oven for a half hour. Remove the aluminum foil to get the top of the pie crusty and leave in the oven for about 10 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and serve.


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