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Savory Irish Potato Pie Recipe – Crispy crust layered with potatoes, onions, and bacon. The Saint Patrick’s Day favorite is a must-have at an Irish dinner!

Irish Potatoes

Irish Potato Pie

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.

A sensational scalloped Irish Potato Pie with bacon and onions. Just the things to get your Irish eyes a’smiling!

Irish Potato Pie

Potato Pie for Saint Patrick’s Day

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 Saint Paddy’s Day recipes that are fun to put together into one glorious Irish feast.

Dishes Like:

Layers of Irish Potatoes

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

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

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.

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.



Recipe Ingredients Checklist

  • Frozen Puff Pastry – thawed
  • Butter
  • Thick Cut Bacon – cut into pieces
  • Peel and Sliced Potatoes – starchy or waxy potatoes
  • Onion – chopped
  • Fresh Dill – the more the merrier
  • Heavy Cream – to create a silky texture inside and brown the top
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chive or Scallion for garnish
Baked Potato Pie

How to Make These Irish Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the thawed puff pastry in an 8 or 9-inch tart pan and crimp the edges down. Remove the excess dough to help fill in gaps to make the rim all even. Place the crust in the fridge until you are ready to fill it. 
  2. Put a skillet on the stovetop, over medium-high heat, and add in the butter and bacon. 
  3. Saute until the bacon is crispy, then add in the onions, potatoes, and dill. Season the mixture with plenty of salt and pepper.
  4. Gently stir the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes to mix the onions and potatoes and make sure that they are coated in the bacon grease. (The potatoes do not need to be cooked through.)
  5. Spoon the mixture into the crust and drizzle it with the heavy cream. 
  6. Bake on the low rack of the oven for about 35 to 45 minutes. The potatoes should be fork-tender and the crust should be golden. 
  7. Rest for 10 minutes then sprinkle with chopped chive and serve. 
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Get the Full (Printable) Irish Potato Pie Recipe Below. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Could you use other types of potatoes in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of potatoes that you would like, Just make sure to slice them very thin! Using a mandolin slicer is the easiest way to do this.

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes, you can keep this pie in the freezer, properly stored, for up to 6 months. When you are ready to bake it, make sure to thaw the pie out completely before reheating. 

How long will this recipe last in the fridge?

This potato dish can last in the fridge up to 4-5 days when it is stored in an airtight container, or wrapped well.

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Irish Potato Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Savory Irish Potato Pie Recipe – Crispy crust layered with potatoes, onions, and bacon. The Saint Patrick’s Day favorite is a must have at an Irish dinner!
Servings: 8 slices


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 7 slices bacon (thick-cut slices), chopped
  • 5 potatoes, (or 4 large) peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chive or scallion for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the thawed puff pastry in a 8- or 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.
  • Place the butter and bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté until the bacon is crispy then toss in the onions, followed by the potatoes and dill. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Gently stir 3-5 minutes,to mix the onions and potatoes and coat in bacon grease. (The potatoes don’t need to be cooked through.) Then spoon the mixture into the crust and drizzle with heavy cream.
  • Bake on the low rack in the oven 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.



Serving: 1slice, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 197mg, Potassium: 619mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 400IU, Vitamin C: 16.2mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 4.4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Sommer Collier

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  5. This was amazing! I actually picked it because I had enough leftover pie crust to fill two little ramekins. I thought it would be easy to just eyeball it and make less filling. It was perfect, and now I have to make a full size.

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  14. This was delicious!! Everyone loved it. I added a grated carrot and used a Tenderflake pie crust instead the the puff pastry. Definitely will make again….and soon. :)

  15. This looks great. I’m going to try your recipe. Just wanted to point out that your recipe calls for heavy cream and the attached video says half and half. I don’t know if it makes a difference to the recipe, but it might be a bit confusing as they are not the same thing. Thanks.

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  18. This recipe was FANTASTIC! Thank you – it made our St. Patrick’s day special. Super easy to prepare and everything about the recipe was spot on.

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  22. Amazing and simple recipe! I made this for dinner last week and my husband immediately requested it again this week. It’s definitely a cozy comfort food and absolutely delicious!

  23. The recipe just stipulates for 4 or 5 potatoes. Any idea approximately how many cups or weight that might be? Red and Gold potatoes are much smaller that baking/Russet potatoes so I’m looking for a ballpark amount. Thanks!

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  26. Can you use a regular pie crust?

  27. I made this for the first time yesterday and it was AMAZING! This is definitely a repeat dish and a recipe that both my daughters want to try. Admittedly, I added more bacon :)!

  28. This is a dream of a recipe as my family loves bacon and potatoes. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

  29. Had anyone prepared those what of time and put it in the fridge before baking later?

  30. I have Irish ancestors so I love having fun with St. Patrick’s Day! I’m excited to try this recipe and eat some authentic Irish food made from “tatos”!

  31. It’s the crispy crust and the delicious combined flavor of onions and bacon inside the potato that just take this recipe to the next level for me. Thank you for sharing it!

  32. SO good!!! I did a homemade, all-tallow pie crust with a tablespoon of freeze-dried chives added to it. For the filling, I added leeks and used a pound and a half of bacon and I used a mix of red and yukon gold potatoes. Awesome recipe!!

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  34. Could you use red potatoes or are russet potatoes best for this recipe?

  35. Love this recipe! Will make again next month. Easy and delicious!

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  38. Looking forward to making this one. Wondering if anyone has tried freezing it? I know dairy (sour cream/sauces) don’t always freeze well. Thanks! 

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  40. Has anyone tried making this without the crust?

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  48. Hi Sommer, Thanks for the great recipe! I made this Irish Potato Pie a few days ago and we’re still enjoying it! I had never worked with puff pastry before, and it went great! I didn’t have a tart pan, so used a low pie pan. Also didn’t have heavy cream on hand, so used sour cream with a little milk added. Thanks again!!

  49. This looks so freaking good!!! I just shared it with my mom and hope she will make it for me. :-) 

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  55. 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:)

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  80. How thick should the potato slices be cut? :)

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  82. too beautiful to eat it right away

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  84. This looks SUPER delicious, Sommer! Love it!

  85. 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.

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

  87. 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!

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

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

  90. 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.

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

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

  93. This looks over the top amazing!

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

  95. My family is gonna love this!

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

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

  98. This casserole looks wonderful Sommer!

  99. Looks like pure comfort food in pie form Sommer!

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

  101. 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

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

  103. 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!

  104. Love this savory pie!

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

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

  107. This pie is right up my alley! Pinning!

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

  109. 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,

  110. 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!