Mashed Potato Pie – Oh My!


Some days I just want something delicious and “comforting” that’s not sweet. I know! Who is this talking? But believe it or not, I would take a big bowl of mashed potatoes or mac and cheese over most desserts. So I stood in the kitchen and was looking through my cupboards and then the freezer and nothing came to mind. Then I saw the package of maple bacon and it hit me… loaded mashed potatoes. Yum! But then I saw the pie crust on the top shelf of the freezer and I’m pretty sure I heard harp music playing. Grand idea! Mashed Potato Pie! It can be done. I can do it!
I don’t really have a recipe to share. I’ll just fill you in on what I did. Change it. Spice it up some. Do whatever you like. Just know…. mashed potatoes plus pie shell equals heaven!

I didn’t make my own pie crust (because I don’t know how to do that.) I buy the Marie Callender Pie Shells. They are awesome =o)

I cooked the pie shell according to the instructions.


Then I made mashed potatoes. Make them however you normally do. I don’t use milk when I make my mashed potatoes. Instead I use ranch dressing. We are ranch dressing nuts in my house. We, I mean my kids, eat it on everything. So I whipped potatoes with butter and ranch dressing.
Cook your bacon. Make sure it’s crispy and drain all the fat. Doesn’t that look tasty?

Add shredded cheese and stir it all up. Put it in the pie shell.

Top with more shredded cheese. (Because seriously, can you ever have too much cheese???)

And bake in a 350 degree oven until it’s heated through.

Looks tasty doesn’t it?


Yes, that’s more ranch dressing on the side. Because, like I said, we love ranch.Enjoy!!!!

This is a great dish to make ahead of time. You can put it all together and refrigerate it, then add cheese on top right before baking. And it’s great the next day too!

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Comments

  1. I love comfort food (starches), too! This looks yummy!

  2. OOOOHMY. Im trying to figure out if I want to brave the stores again today to get a pie shell so I can put this on my Easter Dinner table tomorrow.

    Either way, I am saving this recipe! YUM!

  3. I can verify that this pie is delicious! Thanks for sharing a slice with me, Erin. I could eat this at any meal of the day. Love all the gooey cheese on top.

  4. Thanks for stopping by the site. ๐Ÿ™‚ I totally agree!! Regular peeps are gross! well except for eep Smores, they are good and cute! I love your “pie” Yummy!

  5. That looks delicious and so easy!

  6. I grew up with this as a regular dinner meal ~ and now I make it for my kids because it’s so dang good! Love the other fun ideas on your site; mailing Easter eggs?!? Pure awesomeness!

  7. I developed a blue cheese (mashed potato)pie in the time before kids. So yummy…I had almost forgottten. Yours looks delicious!

  8. Oh my – does that look yum. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  9. you know, I never liked potatoes until it was my first pregnancy craving…now this pie would be my dream food!

  10. Umm…yes, please.

  11. Talk about comfort food! Potatoes, bacon and cheese… absolutely to die for! I wish I could virtually get a slice of that… Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Easter!

  12. YUMM! I’m def. going to have to give this a try! When I make loaded mashed potatoes I add green onions, so that will be my take on this recipe-less creation. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Easy and delicious meal! oh and that cheese on top..mmm just love it! I’ll be making this for sure!

  14. Some savory things can be more comfort than a cookie!
    Delicious pie!
    Happy Easter for you and your kids!

  15. That does look amazing! We love ranch around my house and this sounds perfect. Thanks!!

  16. I agree, its Oh my! I love the recipe!

  17. Looks like a winner! Gonna have to try this one ๐Ÿ™‚
    mickey

  18. mashed potato pie! Wonderful idea indeed!

  19. I am a mashed potato-aholic! Seriously, this looks yummy. I will have to try it.

  20. Oh, Erin, that looks SO delicious! I think I could dive right into that pie and not share a bit!

  21. I have bookmarked this to make SOON! It looks scrumptious! :0) Thanks for sharing, I always love seeing a way to change up side dishes for my kids! THANKS!
    :0)
    ~robin

  22. That looks so yummy…. and I would wear it well! My biggest biggest weakness… is potato anything!!!!!! Thank you for sharing….

  23. Oh… Yum… Love me some mashed taters! I would probably not be able to resist eating the whole thing… haha!

  24. Mmmm, right up my alley. I’ve done this with a pizza, but never in a pie crust. Great idea!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

  25. Mmm, I love anything with potatoes and that bacon would pair so well. Great recipe.

  26. This looks sooo yummy! Thank you for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I love this…Thanks for sharing.I am so hungry now..

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  29. Yummy….wonderful comfort food. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Oh, wow, this looks so yummy! I’m a mashed potato freak, so I have to try this. I’ll probably add a pound of shredded cheese – you never can have too much! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  33. What a fun idea! I know my husband would love this! The less vegetable it is, the better!

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  35. Oh, yes – this is going to be a favorite in this household!! If I had to pick just one thing to eat for the rest of my life I would be happy to eat potatoes in any form!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

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    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

  37. Hi, friend! THis is so mouth-watering ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, I’m admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Another great one! I make a similar loaded mashed potato casserole, just never thought to use a crust – great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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  40. Lucy Lopez says:

    That looks so good and easy to make. Will be trying it out. Thanks for sharing.