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Make-Ahead: Italian Pot Pie with Parmesan Mas

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Category: Main Dish, Italian, Casseroles, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 sm Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c Canned tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 ts Dried basil
  • 1/2 ts Oregano
  • 1 1/2 lb Baking potatoes,
  • -peel, quarter (=3 large)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 c Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 2 tb Fresh parsley, chopped


mix ground beef with half of the garlic, 1/4 ts each salt and pepper and 2
tb cold water. Gently form into 1-1/2-inch balls. Combine flour with pinch
each salt and pepper. roll meatballs in flour mixture.

In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the olive oil over medium heat;
cook meatballs, a few at a time, until browned all over. Transfer to plate.

In skillet, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat; cook onion and
remaining garlic for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano and
meatballs; simmer, uncovered and stirring often, for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water. Bring to boil; boil
for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well; mash until smooth. Stir in egg,
3/4 c of the Parmesan cheese, add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in

Spoon meatballs and sauce into an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread potato
mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

[Can be prepared ahead, covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Bring to
room temperature.]

Bake in 350F 180C oven, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake for 10
minutes. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese is golden.

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