Irish Potato Pie

Amazing Irish Potato Pie Recipe #saintpatricksdayA sensational scalloped Irish 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.

Irish Potato Pie Recipe 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 from 12 votes

Irish Potato Pie

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
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
Nutrition Facts
Irish Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 197mg 8%
Potassium 619mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 19.6%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chive for garnish


  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  2. Rodika Jonesposted March 25, 2018 at 10:54 am Reply

    Has anyone tried making this without the crust?

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  10. Kathy R.posted March 17, 2017 at 10:29 am Reply

    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!!

  11. cakespyposted March 14, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply

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

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  17. Annetteposted September 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm Reply

    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:)

    • Sommerposted September 2, 2015 at 8:59 pm Reply

      YAY! So glad you liked it Annette. :)

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  42. StephOXposted August 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

    How thick should the potato slices be cut? :)

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

    too beautiful to eat it right away

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  46. [email protected]posted March 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm Reply

    This looks SUPER delicious, Sommer! Love it!

  47. Connieposted March 17, 2014 at 9:02 am Reply

    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.

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

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

  49. Susanposted March 14, 2014 at 9:09 am Reply

    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!

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

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

  51. Colleenposted March 13, 2014 at 6:30 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted March 13, 2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

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

  52. Shainaposted March 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    This pie is gorgeous, Sommer!

  56. Gabyposted March 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm Reply

    This looks over the top amazing!

  57. Laurenposted March 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply

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

  58. naomiposted March 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm Reply

    My family is gonna love this!

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

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

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

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

  61. marlaposted March 10, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    This casserole looks wonderful Sommer!

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

    Looks like pure comfort food in pie form Sommer!

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

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

    • Sommerposted March 10, 2014 at 9:47 am Reply

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

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

    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

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

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

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

    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!

  67. Mariaposted March 10, 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

    Love this savory pie!

  68. Tieghanposted March 10, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

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

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

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

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

    This pie is right up my alley! Pinning!

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

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

  72. Cathyposted March 10, 2014 at 7:36 am Reply

    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:

    Have a great day,

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

    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!