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Italian Mashed Potato Pie – Gattò di Patate

August 6, 2017

Creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious, this Italian potato pie (Gattò di Patate) is made with mashed potatoes, three types of cheese, and some meat. A great side dish or even a filling main meal!

This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com

At this time of the year, farmer’s markets are packed with fresh right-from-the-garden new potatoes. My love for them is infinite. Especially the smallest ones, the size of a walnut. They are kind of a pain in the you-know-what to peel / scrub but totally worth it.

The recipe I want to show you today asks for more starchy potatoes, though. It comes from Italy (surprising, really, because it looks like something from Eastern Europe or Germany, for example) and it’s awesome. Italian Mashed Potato Pie! Or Gattò di Patate in the original language. Yes, Italian cuisine is not only about pasta & pizza!

Ok, so what this pie is all about?

This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com

Mashed potatoes enriched with butter, milk and mixed with a combination of three kinds of cheese and cured meats. Then, all this goodness is baked in a springform pan and topped with breadcrumbs and even more butter. I mean, can it sound any better?

This Italian potato pie reminds me of another dish we love here in Lithuania – Kugel. With the exception that it is made from fresh potatoes and is meatless. I promise to make it one day for the blog, guys. It’s strange that Kugel is not already here considering my love for it and a number of times I make it every single year.

This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com

It’s interesting that Gattò di Patate is considered to be a side dish even though I had it as a main meal and got my stomach so full I could barely walk. Not surprising at all – potatoes, lots of cheese, plus some meat. Not a walk in a park to finish it off! If you have a big family and will divide this pie into more portions, then yes, it’s can be a nice side dish to pretty much anything.

This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com

This Italian mashed potato pie is a must for any potato lover out there. Super creamy, full of flavor, and so easy to make. After the boiling potatoes part everything you need is just one large bowl to combine all the ingredients together and a springform pan to finish it in the oven. I am pretty sure my 2-year-old son could make it. He loves mixing things in a bowl, ha!

There is nothing more to say. I am on my way to the kitchen for another slice of Gattò di Patate. Until the next post, guys! This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com

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This Italian mashed potato pie is creamy, comforting, and crazy delicious. Featuring three types of cheese and two types of meat, it makes a great side or even a main dish! | cookingtheglobe.com
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Italian Mashed Potato Pie - Gattò di Patate
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 

This Italian potato pie features mashed potatoes, three types of cheese, prosciutto, salami and makes a great side dish to pretty much anything!

Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories Per Serving: 383 kcal
Author: Cooking The Globe
Ingredients
  • 2 lb (900g) starchy large potatoes , boiled
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened (plus more for the pan)
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mild provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup diced salami
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Coat with 1/4 cup bread crumbs tapping out the excess.

  2. Drain the boiled potatoes if you haven't done so already and transfer them to a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons softened butter and the milk. Mash with a potato masher until almost smooth. Add all the cheeses, prosciutto, salami, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Stir in the beaten eggs. Pour the mixture into a prepared springform pan. Sprinkle with the remaining breadcrumbs and dot the top with the remaining butter.

  4. 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. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Patsy's Italian Family Cookbook by Sal Scognamillo


Nutrition Facts
Italian Mashed Potato Pie - Gattò di Patate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.5g 35%
Cholesterol 107.9mg 36%
Sodium 654mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 27.6g 9%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 18.1g 36%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Linda @ With A Blast August 17, 2017 at 6:40 am

    My family would go nuts for this potato pie ! We are potato and cheese fanatics and your recipe has plentiful of those !

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Then it’s right up your alley!

  • Reply Amy | The Cook Report August 17, 2017 at 8:35 am

    This looks like the perfect comfort food!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Comfort food at its best 😉

  • Reply Jagruti August 17, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Who will say no this potato pie, so comforting and delicious food!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Certainly not me 😛

  • Reply Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert August 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    This is a fascinating and gorgeous dish. So comforting and perfect for this time of year. Love it!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you for the comment!

  • Reply Monica | Nourish & Fete August 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I agree with you, this looks like a totally filling and satisfying main meal. Perfect for fall weather, too!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      It’s raining cats and dogs outside and I’m already thinking about making this pie again!

  • Reply The Food Hunter August 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    My husband will thank you for this one

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Oh, I bet he will 😛

  • Reply Sandi August 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    That pie looks creamy and delicious!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      It is super creamy!

  • Reply Sam | Ahead of Thyme August 18, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I have never tried or heard of potato pie but I love potatoes and I am pretty sure I will love this!!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      I tried it not too long ago myself but now I’m a fan 😉

  • Reply Elizabeth August 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Big mashed potato fan here, this recipe is SO up my street! Definitely making this soon!

    • Reply Igor September 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Oh, you’ll love it, Elizabeth!

  • Reply Jessie Gunaseelan August 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    A potato pie?? Would love to try it!

    • Reply Igor September 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      It’s really awesome 😉

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