This Potato Pie Crust could not be any easier, and pairs so well with any savory pie recipe. The simplicity comes from using frozen hash browns, a handful of seasoning, and the element of par-baking literally makes molding this crust as easy as... dare I say, pie?
Easy Potato Pie Crust
There is no doubt, this Potato Crust is not your typical pie crust. This easy-to-make crust can be quickly brought together with frozen hash brown potatoes, olive oil, and your spices of choice. Potatoes of any variation have that magical ability to sponge up the flavors of the food it is being plated with; choosing this type of crust for a savory pie recipe with a tasty, hearty filling will result in an amazing taste, bite after bite.
- Frozen Shredded Hash Browns: One of the things that makes this pie crust so simple is that you can easily find frozen hash browns in most grocery stores. No need to shred a potato at home! Sometimes, I even pick up seasoned hash browns, and they work well, depending on the recipe I plan to use the pie crust with.
- Olive Oil: This helps brown the potatoes!
- Salt and Pepper: Feel free to spice up your potatoes depending on what type of recipe you are using, but at a minimum use salt and pepper to season this crust.
How to Make It
It's as uncomplicated as it gets: Pour the hash browns into the pie crust, season it, and then bake it for 20 minutes. Don't bother to form the crust beforehand, as the potatoes need that first 20 minutes to par-cook.
After the first 20 minutes, remove from oven. At this point, you'll form the pie crust, but remember... don't use your hands, as the plate will be scorching from the oven. Using a spoon, carefully form the pie crust by pushing the potatoes up the sides of the pie plate to form the edges. Next, press down the potatoes on the bottom of the pie plate.
Then, return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked through. The crust will be crispy on the edges of the pie.
The pie crust is now ready to to use in your desired filling. It can sit for 1 day at room temperature, covered, before use.
What Type of Pies to Bake with Potato Pie Crust
This pie crust is great to use for savory pies. It's perfect in this Cheeseburger Casserole Pie or this Breakfast Pie.
It's also a great, naturally gluten-free pie crust option for a quiche!
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Potato Pie Crust
- 16 ounce bag shredded hash browns, frozen
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat an oven to 400ºF.
- Lightly oil a 9" pie dish.
- Pour frozen hash browns into the pie dish, and sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper. Toss lightly to combine and then bake as is, in the lower rack for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Using a spoon, carefully form the pie crust by pushing the potatoes up the sides of the pie plate to form the edges. Then, using a spoon push down the potatoes on the bottom of the pie plate.
- Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked through.
- The pie crust is now ready to to use in your desired filling. It can sit for 1 day at room temperature, covered, before use.
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When it says “couldn’t be easier” it’s true. When I want to make a quiche but don’t have any pie crust in the freezer, this is what I make. Literally so easy and people love it bc it’s slightly unexpected
Even though I only had about 12 oz. of shredded potatoes and I baked it in my toaster oven (same time, same temp), it came out perfectly. I used it to make a tofu quiche. My husband and I loved it. The crust stayed crisp and paired wonderfully with the quiche. I love that this recipe is easy, tasty, and has far less fat and calories than a traditional pie crust. This will definitely be my go-to savory crust from now on!