Low-Carb Cheesy Potato Pie

Published on Jul 11, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

29 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 85 minutes Serves: 6
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Enjoy this Low-Carb Cheesy Potato Pie, light and fluffy and flavored with a hint of garlic baked in a deliciously creamy sauce, and two cheeses. This is a gluten-free and grain-free dish that makes an excellent side to your protein, or as lunch with a side of light salad for a satisfying meal.

slice of cheesy potato pie

Why is This a Low-Carb Potato Pie?

This grain-free and gluten-free potato pie recipe is ideal for those seeking a low-carb alternative without compromising taste and texture. I cut back the carbs in this dish by replacing some potatoes with cheese, keeping the pie lower in carbs and deliciously creamy. The best part is, that this savory pie is a breeze to prepare.

The Cheese

Once assembled, bake the pie until the cheesy topping bubbles to gooey deliciousness. The two cheeses in this recipe, the ricotta for lightness and Gruyere for depth ensure each bite has a bold cheese flavor.

Make Ahead Recipe

Prepare this dish in advance, and bake it fresh the next day to simplify hosting or for an easy family dinner.

yukon gold potatoes in a colander

Nutritional Value Without Compromise

While potatoes are typically off-limits in low-carb diets, their nutritional benefits shine through in this guilt-free indulgence. As per Potato USA, potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable. Potatoes are also fat-free, gluten-free, plant-based, affordable, and a quality carbohydrate. Enjoy satisfaction and essential nutrients while keeping the carbs at a minimum.


This low-carb cheesy potato pie offers flexibility with cheese choices and seasoning. Some great cheeses are sharp cheddar, smoked gouda, brie or camembert. And the seasoning can be personalized to your taste with fresh herbs or spices of choice.

Low Carb Cheesy Potato Pie: Key to Success 

Choosing the right potatoes for cheesy potato pie can greatly impact the final texture and taste of this dish. Here are some of the best types of potatoes to consider:

1. Russet Potatoes:

  • Texture: Russets have a high starch content and are known for their fluffy texture when cooked.
  • Benefits: They absorb flavors well and hold their shape during cooking, making them ideal for potato pie where you want slices to maintain their form.

2. Yukon Gold Potatoes:

  • Texture: Yukon Golds have a creamy texture and a slightly buttery flavor.
  • Benefits: They hold their shape well when sliced and cooked, and their natural creaminess adds a wonderful richness to potato pie

3. Red Potatoes:

  • Texture: Red potatoes have a waxy texture and thin skin.
  • Benefits: They hold their shape and have a slightly firmer texture compared to Russets and Yukon Golds. They can add a nice contrast in texture to the creaminess of potato pie.

4. Freshness: 

  • Look for potatoes that are firm and free from sprouts or soft spots.


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Low Carb Cheesy Potato Pie: Recipe Review

This Low-Carb Cheesy Potato Pie recipe is gluten and grain-free and easy to whip up. Each serving has only about 23 net carbs or less depending on the portion, and is lower in carbs than a classic potato side.

To keep this a vegetarian meal, serve the Cheesy Potato Pie as a main with Yellow (Wax) Beans With Garlic and Tomatoes or Mediterranean salad. However, this potato pie goes exceptionally well with Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken or Dates Apples and Sage Pork Chops

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Very tasty alternative to mashed potatoes.


this potato pie has become our favourite of all potato dishes!

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