Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Italian Potato, Meat & Cheese Pie

By: The Food Hunter

I'm not a fan of traditional mashed potatoes, but I love the Neapolitan dish made of mashed potatoes mixed with grated cheese and cured meats. This Italian Potato Pie, often referred to as gatto di patate, is made in a spring-form pan that is coated with bread crumb and served in pie wedges. It's a hearty dish that can be eaten alone or paired with a salad for a more balanced meal.

Follow this easy-to-make recipe loosely; substituting your favorite meats and cheeses. And don't hesitate to use leftover mashed potatoes instead of making them fresh.

Italian Potato, Meat & Cheese Pie
2 lbs starchy potatoes, boiled & drained
2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 1/4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup sharp provolone cheese, shredded or diced
1/4 cup prosciutto, diced
1/4 cup salami, diced
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
salt and pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Butter a 9-inch spring-form pan and coat it with 1/4 cup bread crumbs, tapping to discard the excess.

Add the boiled potatoes, butter and the milk to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mash until almost smooth. Add more milk and/or butter as needed to get your desired mashed potato consistency. Add the various meats and cheese and the parsley. Mix on low to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Stir in the beaten eggs. Pour the mixture into a prepared spring-form pan.

Bake for about 50 minutes, until lightly browned and set in the center. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm cut into pie wedges. 


  1. WOW!!! Now that is one amazing pie! My husband would go crazy for this, my little one would too. Yum!

  2. I have never tried this dish before! It looks and sounds fantatic!

  3. Jessica Fasano FormicolaSeptember 26, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    There are so many delicious ingredients in here it just has to be amazing!!

  4. Huh, how have I not heard of this before? My husband would luuuuuuuv it.

  5. This looks so good! I wish I was eating it right now!

  6. WOW~~ As taters are my favourite foods ~ this will zoom to the top of my
    "must make list" THANKS !!

  7. Sounds incredibly comforting (and tasty), with potatoes, cheese and meats!

  8. This is a delicious one dish meal. Very creative!

  9. Ok - i would totally love this for dinner tonight

  10. There is nothing more comforting than this! Just give me a salad and dinner's done!!

  11. I can almost taste this delicious savory pie from here... LOVE IT! Pinned and can't wait to try it!