Unique side dishes you can make ahead and freeze aren’t always easy to find. I love this one because it adds a veggie into the mix. Plus my daughter absolutely LOVES anything with mashed potatoes. Since the recipe only calls for 1 pie crust it is a great recipe to double up.
3 pound of mashed potatoes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups cheese (your favorite will do)
1 piecrust for the bottom only
1 package of frozen broccoli drained and dried a little
1. Bake the piecrust in a pie tin for 10 mins in a 425-degree oven.
2. Mix the mashed potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cup of cheese together until well combined.
3. Fold in the broccoli put mixture in the piecrust evenly.
4. Top with the remaining cheese.
At this point if you are going to freeze the pie, let it cool completely. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze.
Thaw pie for at least 24 hours before cooking. Bake for 20 mins at 350 degrees. The cheese will be melted and golden brown.
This recipe is an excellent accompaniment to steak tips or porterhouse steak. You can also substitute fried onions on the top for that last 1/2 cup of cheese.
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