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Irish Potato Pie

A sensational savory scalloped potato pie with bacon and onions. Just the things to get your Irish eyes a’smiling.

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Getting ready for a big Saint Patrick’s Day celebration?

St. Paddy’s Day is the best! You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate. Heck, you don’t even have to like beer or the color green. Although it helps.

Easy Irish Potato Pie #irish #stpaddysday #potatoes

Saint Patrick’s Day was simply meant to be a day of feasting. Feasting to commemorate Saint Patrick and the culture of Ireland.

I can help you there…

Over the last few years I’ve published several St. Paddy’s Day recipes that are fun to put together into one glorious Irish feast.

Dishes Like:

Making Irish Potato Pie #irish #stpaddysday #potatoes

And today we’re continuing the tradition with an Irish Potato Pie.

The simple potato pie is filled with creamy scalloped potatoes, bacon, shallots, and herbs.

How To - Irish Potato Pie #irish #stpaddysday #potatoes

It’s tender and rich with a crisp buttery crust.

The layers of potatoes bake with a drizzle of heavy cream, so they soften into decadent folds of silky goodness.

Awesome Irish Potato Pie #irish #stpaddysday #potatoes

Irish potato pie makes an irresistible St. Paddy’s Day side dish or appetizer.

It’s also a fantastic make-ahead to warm up on March 17th, just in case you think you’ll be “seeing leprechauns” by dinner time.


Irish Potato Pie

Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 Tb. butter
  • 7 thick sliced bacon, chopped
  • 5 potatoes (4 large), peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 Tb fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chive for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the thawed puff pastry in a 8-9 inch tart pan and crimp the edges. Remove the excess dough and piece it along the rim if needed to make the rim even in some places. Refrigerate the crust until ready to fill.
  2. Place the butter and bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute until the bacon is crispy then toss in the onions, followed by the potatoes and dill. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper. Gently stir 3-5 minutes,to mix the onions and potatoes and coat in fat. The potatoes don't need to be cooked through. Then spoon the mixture into the crust and drizzle with heavy cream.
  3. Bake on the low rack for 35-45 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and the crust is golden. Rest for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with chopped chive and cut.

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61 Responses to “Irish Potato Pie”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted March 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

    This looks crazy good! Buttery crust with potatoes and bacon? Sign me up!
    It’s also gorgeous! I never thought I would say that about a potato. Pinning!


  2. Paula – bell’alimentoposted March 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

    This pie is right up my alley! Pinning!


  3. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted March 10, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Gorgeous photos. I love a good potato pie. Pinning too!


  4. Tieghanposted March 10, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Wow, this looks so good! I love the buttery potatoes and flakey crust! Perfect for St. Patricks day!


  5. Cathyposted March 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

    We love this pie! You’re invited to come link it up (and your other pie recipes you may have) at our Pie Party here: http://www.ourminifamily.com/2014/03/its-pie-party.html

    Have a great day,


  6. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted March 10, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Oh, girl. This is perfect for our Irish family :) Love this pie!


  7. Mariaposted March 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Love this savory pie!


  8. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted March 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    ahh Sommer I am loving this!! reminds me of a scalloped sweet potato casserole I made for thanksgiving that was everryything – dying to try this!


  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted March 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    This looks so yummy! I love the pie and layers!


  10. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted March 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

    OMG this is my kind of pie. It’s a bit like dauphinoise potatoes in a pie which is my favourite side dish. I have to make this, totally pinning this for later


  11. Heather Christoposted March 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I love this tart, and all of the fun recipes that you put together!! Are you Irish Sommer?


    • Sommer — March 10th, 2014 @ 9:47 am

      No, I’m a mutt. But I do appreciate good Irish cuisine! :)


  12. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted March 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Looks like pure comfort food in pie form Sommer!


  13. marlaposted March 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

    This casserole looks wonderful Sommer!


  14. Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchenposted March 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    This looks like something I must make soon. Potato pie! Yum!


  15. naomiposted March 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    My family is gonna love this!


  16. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted March 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    This tater pie is spot on, Sommer! I’m 1/200th Irish so I totally approve:)


  17. Laurenposted March 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This is like carb city…..yum yum yum! Carbs are my favorite thing ever!!


  18. Gabyposted March 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    This looks over the top amazing!


  19. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted March 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    This pie is gorgeous, Sommer!


  20. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted March 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I am all for potatoes layered in a buttery crust. This looks perfect. Pinned.


  21. Lana @ Never Enough Thymeposted March 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    How delicious! And just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.


  22. Shainaposted March 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    This looks so good, the crust, layers of potatoes, the bacon on top of it all. I need to host a party just so I have an excuse to make this.


  23. Colleenposted March 13, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Can anyone tell me approximately how many people to recipe serves if used as a side? I need to go to store soon. Thanks.


    • Sommer — March 13th, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

      It depends on how you slice it, usually 6-10.


  24. Susanposted March 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I hope you don’t mind, I just had to share this on FB. It’s perfect for St. Pat’s and Pi Day! So clever!


  25. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted March 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Mmmmm…love all those delicious layers of potato yum!!!


  26. Nutmeg Nannyposted March 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Oh goodness, this put a giant smile on my face and admittedly some drool in my mouth. I bet this pie is heavenly :)


  27. Connieposted March 17, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Oh my gosh-made this last night and it is amazing! I used the wrong pastry but it didn’t matter, it was great regardless. I highly recommend this recipe.


  28. Lyuba@willcookforsmilesposted March 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This looks SUPER delicious, Sommer! Love it!


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  30. big boys ovenposted May 1, 2014 at 2:02 am

    too beautiful to eat it right away


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  32. StephOXposted August 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    How thick should the potato slices be cut? :)


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  57. Annetteposted September 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    We have a themed Christmas in July every year with our large family, with decorations and food to coordinate for fun. This year’s was an Irish Christmas. I came across this recipe so I thought I’d take a chance and make it. WHAT A HIT!!! Everyone LOVED it!! Delicious..I’ll definitely be making this again. Had many requests to bring to gatherings again. Very highly recommended:)


    • Sommer — September 2nd, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

      YAY! So glad you liked it Annette. :)


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