Sformato di Patate

Mashed Potato & Cheese timballe
pronounced: sfor-MAH-toh DEE Pah-TAH-teh
makes about 8 servings


  • 4-5 medium-large potatoes
  • 2 cups or more freshly grated cheese (parmesan, romano, cheddar,mozzarella or other)
  • 1 cup or more of milk, half & half, fresh or sour cream
  • 3 to 4 eggs
  • Salt and fresh cracked Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional) or other herbs and spices
  • Olive oil or other shortening for the pan

1.Boil whole potatoes until fork tender and drain.
2.Peel under cold running water.
3.Mash while adding a cup or more of milk or other.
4.Incorporate eggs one by one.
5.Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper and spices to taste.
6.Grease a (11x17) pyrex or other non-stick pan.
7.Bake in a preheated 350° oven for about an hour or until golden brown.


Substitute with sweet potatoes or winter squash.
Add chopped bacon, salame, sausage, pancetta, prosciutto, etc.
Slice the potatoes very thin instead of boiling and mashing them.
Alternately layer the potatoes with layers of sliced ham and cheese or vegetables. such as spinach, asparagus or green beans.
Add 2-3 chopped hardboiled eggs.

Copyleft (2010) The Budget Gourmet

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