Mashed Potato Pie:
The taste and texture of this baked potato pie are so light and creamy with a crispy crust on top! Mmmm!
t is very similar to a potato croquette but without frying! Omit the ham inside and it becomes a vegetarian version.
Today, this is still one of our favorite dishes. Everyone loves this potato pie! Even the kids!
We usually make this “Gatto” for gatherings with family and friends and it goes very quickly! Even on a smaller scale, it’s a great recipe to whip up as an easy dish using your leftover mashed potatoes from the night before.
2 C. leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 C. cottage cheese
1/4 C. sour cream
2 green onions, chopped
1 T. bacon bits
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 C. shredded cheddar jack cheese
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add in the cottage cheese and sour cream. Stir to combine and add the potatoes and remaining ingredients.
Mix together well and pour into a lightly greased (I used butter) baking dish.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and then move the dish to the upper part of the oven and cook for another 6-7 minutes or until it begins to get golden brown.
Let sit for a couple of minutes before slicing.