I teased this guy a little bit last week during my Kitchen 101 post, but I promise it was worth the wait to get this recipe. This pie. Oh my gosh, this pie! It’s so hearty and filling and crazy flavorful considering the low number of ingredients.
I absolutely adore savory pies (this chicken tamale pie is one of my favorites and I have a spaghetti pie recipe that’ll knock your socks off). I think savory pies are appealing because they are so unexpected. Obviously, when you say the word “pie” people automatically jump to the sweet variety, but there is something so pleasantly weird about a savory pie. It’s like when you open the mailbox and expect nothing but bills, but you get a nice hand-written note from a friend. Happy surprises are the best! And in my world, the happiest of surprises are made up of potatoes covered in melted cheese.
This recipe is a direct rip-off of my Zuppa Toscana recipe. Which an oldie, but a goodie that you should definitely try. The combo of Italian sausage, kale and potato is a classic that you can never go wrong with. There is something so nice about the combination of the textures and flavors. The potatoes are so smooth and earthy. The kale is chewy, bright and clean. And the sausage is spicy, robust and super tasty!
Now that I’ve made my first potato pie, I have tons of idea for other ones. Like a smoked salmon, dill and fresh asparagus one when our asparagus plants start producing next March. Or maybe even a loaded potato version with lots of bacon, cheddar cheese, chives and sour cream. Yum!