Rating: 4.8 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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I grew up in a Catholic family, when Catholics could not eat meat on Fridays. Fish and a side dish were Friday meals. One particularly favorite side-dish was this recipe. Hearty, filling and delicious! Cubed ham and finely chopped onions can be added to the potato and cheese mixture if you want more of a one-dish meal. Use American, muenster, havarti, or brie cheese. Happy cooking!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Mash the potatoes with 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup milk, salt, and black pepper to make medium-stiff mashed potatoes; stir in the American cheese.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Fit a crust into a 9-inch pie dish, and fill with the potato mixture. Place the top crust on the pie, roll the edges together and crimp with a fork to seal. Stir the melted butter and 2 teaspoons of milk together in a small bowl, and brush the mixture all over the pie crust. Cut several vent holes in the top of the crust.

  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes; if the edges are getting too brown, wrap them in aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts

588 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 65.2g; fat 32.3g; cholesterol 33.6mg; sodium 532.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
I sautéed a white onion and half a red onion added garlic and onion spices (clubhouse) finely chopped carrots minced red and yellow peppers and 700grams of marble cheddar cheese. I used a sweet potatoe instead also. Everything was heated in a deep skillet and added in order of how I listed. Placed it in a tender flake double pie crust to help save extra time. I basically made a whole new recipe but with guide lines from this one and it was so good the family asked to add it to our favourite meals rotation!! Try it you won't be disappointed and always add in your families favourite veggies finely minced for those picky eaters the sweetness made it almost like a savery desert I will be making this every month and trying new add in and flavour combos. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
I sautéed a white onion and half a red onion added garlic and onion spices (clubhouse) finely chopped carrots minced red and yellow peppers and 700grams of marble cheddar cheese. I used a sweet potatoe instead also. Everything was heated in a deep skillet and added in order of how I listed. Placed it in a tender flake double pie crust to help save extra time. I basically made a whole new recipe but with guide lines from this one and it was so good the family asked to add it to our favourite meals rotation!! Try it you won't be disappointed and always add in your families favourite veggies finely minced for those picky eaters the sweetness made it almost like a savery desert I will be making this every month and trying new add in and flavour combos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
Tasty. I made mini pies. Easy way to spruce up leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
I love this! I used cheddar instead of American cheese and added bacon. I like that you can add other ingredients without compromising the entire recipe. Even my picky 4-yr-old ate it which definitely means something. Perfect for a chilly autumn dinner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2015
Added bacon and green onions to the mashed potatoes. I didn't have cheddar so I used mozzarella cheese - next time I'd like to try it with cheddar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
Wow...just wow! So yummy! Read More