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Mashed Potato Pie

Recipe for Mashed Potato Pie similar to Pizzaria Uno's Potato Skins Appetizer. So good and a perfect way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover mashed potatoes, Maked Potato Pie
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough for 1 pie
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 3 large potatoes peeled and quartered (or 5 good-
  • sized red bliss potatoes)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 TBS melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Optional: Chopped chives or scallions and sour crean

Instructions

  • Make or purchase from a pizza place your pizza dough.
  • Use leftover mashed potatoes or boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes or until tender and ready to mash. Drain.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, cook your bacon until crispy, when the bacon cools, crumble and set aside.
  • In a lightly greased round baking dish, pie or cake pan (6-8 inches in diameter, no more than 2 inches deep) spread the pizza dough evenly going up the sides of the dish at least halfway.
  • Mash your potatoes while adding in your butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the dough, sprinkle with half the cheese and bake for 15 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Pull it out, add the rest of the cheese and the bacon and put back in the oven just until the cheese melts. Top with whatever else you enjoy and serve after it rests for 5 minutes or so to firm up a bit.

Notes

Notes:  Make sure your potatoes are not runny, you need them to hold up after slicing the pie.  The amount of milk added will vary by the size of potatoes you use.  Think rich and flavorful potatoes.  Often I double the recipe and make a deeper pie. Serve with Sour cream (or drizzle the pie with sour cream for a pretty presentation.
You can sprinkle cheese on the crust (season crust with salt and pepper too). You can add cheese to the potatoes as well and mix in. No rules here, just make it how you would enjoy.
You may have extra dough if making the above recipe...if so, save it and make stuffed pizza balls....the kids seem to love those!  Just stuff them with pepperoni and mozzarella bake them on parchment until golden and dip in pizza sauce.