Italian Mashed Potato Pie - Gattò di Patate

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories Per Serving 383 kcal
Author Cooking The Globe


  • 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


  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