Old-Fashioned Potato Pie

Old-Fashioned Potato Pie

By Hannah McClure   I’ve never been a person who enjoyed grocery shopping. Especially the part where they give you the total owed for the trip. I suppose that was one big reason behind me starting a garden and eventually adding in chickens and hogs. It gave me some control over the balance due at the grocery store. Even better, it allowed me to control the quality of the price paid for our food. At least a good chunk of our food. I’m always in an effort (and somewhat of a battle) to make more, grow more, raise more, and preserve more of our own food, always trying and developing recipes that are not only delicious but affordable and easy to use what we grow, raise, and preserve ourselves. This old-fashioned potato pie is a creamy and delicious way to use up some homegrown potatoes.   


2 pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)  

½ stick of butter  

¾ cup-1 cup of whole milk  

½ cup sour cream  

5 medium-sized potatoes (sliced into thin round slices)  

3 tbsp flour  

2 cloves garlic, minced  

¾ lb American cheese, sliced  

16 oz of cooked, diced ham  

Salt and pepper to taste  

Let’s Make Potato Pie!

  1. In a medium pot, bring water and potatoes to a boil. Boil for 5-7 minutes to soften potatoes. Once finished, drain off water.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan (medium to large), melt butter and sauté minced garlic for about 1 minute.  
  3. Stir in flour until a paste-like consistency forms.  
  4. Slowly stir in milk until the mixture thickens.  
  5. Add in sour cream and stir until blended.  
  6. Slowly melt in American cheese, one slice at a time, until a cheese sauce forms.  *** 
  7. Fold in ham and potatoes until evenly coated in cheese sauce.   
  8. In a pie plate, roll out your pie crust with some overhang. Poke the bottom of the crust with a fork.  
  9. Fill the pie crust with cheese and potato mixture.  
  10. Top with a second pie crust and form the outer edges into one crust.   
  11. Cut vent holes into the top crust.  
  12. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.   
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.  

I hope you enjoy this dinner-on-a-dime old-fashioned potato pie recipe. Enjoy! 

***If your sauce is thicker than desired, you can add in a little milk until it reaches the consistency you like. Please remember it will be to fill a pie so you do want a thicker sauce overall.***  

HANNAH MCCLURE is an old soul homemaker and mother of four from Ohio. Gardening, keeping bees, sewing, raising chickens/seasonal hogs, and baking/cooking from scratch are a few things she enjoys in her homemaking. Always learning and always chasing her littles. Find Hannah on Instagram @muddyoakhennhouse. 

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