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Potato Casserole

Patate in Casseruola
This potato casserole in the style of northern Italy is best made with red skin, new, or small white potatoes. These are low in starch and hold up well in baking. Serve this as a side to baked fish, chops or roasted meats. SERVES 4 to 6


4 tablespoons melted butter (1/2 stick)

2 pounds red skin potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Brush a 9 x 12-inch casserole dish or cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter. 

Layer the potatoes in the casserole dish and pour the remaining melted butter over them.

Whisk the egg, milk, nutmeg and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Pour evenly over the potatoes.

Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until the top is browned, and a knife is easily inserted into the potatoes. Serve hot.

This recipe is from Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites by Mary Ann Esposito.

This recipe is featured in Episode 2101 of Season 21.



  1. Patricia's avatar


    The amazing Mary Ann has done it again! Easy, always delicious and reminiscent of family times eating together, enjoying the food and each other. It doesn't get any better than that!
  2. Priscilla Schmidt's avatar

    Priscilla Schmidt

    I would like to have the potato recipe from last week (Central Wisconsin) for the green beans and the riced potatoes that were in the program on our Charter station either Friday, August 12 or Saturday, August 13 or Sunday August 14 (last week) Thank you for your help. I could not locate this on the recipe site

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