Take-out Tuesday, Spiralized Onion & Potato Pie

I have really been having fun with my spiralizer lately, and this recipe, adapted from Olla Podrida and Inspiralized, is a nice twist 🤣 on traditional potatoes au gratin

The textures that develop during baking this dish are an unexpected surprise

The tops and edges get brown and crispy, while the center of the dish stays soft and creamy

And then of course, there is the cheese!

This recipe only uses a dash of cream, making it lighter than many scalloped and au gratin potato dishes

This is fun and simple to make too

I used the straight blade to cut 1 large onion into thin slices rather than ribbons.  If you make 1 cut in the onion from the center out, the spiralizer will thinly slice the onion like a mandolin

I used half the onions for this recipe and saved the rest for onion rings later in the week

I used the julienne blade to cut the potatoes into noodles, leaving the potatoes unpeeled for extra flavor and nutrition

Caramelize the onions in olive oil and butter, adding minced garlic at the end of cooking

Place half of potatoes in bottom of a deep casserole or pie dish, season well with salt and pepper and drizzle with a dash of  olive oil. Drizzle with 1/8 cup of cream and sprinkle with 1/2 of cheese.  Top potatoes with onions

Repeat with remaining potatoes, cream and cheese

Can be refrigerated at this point before baking

Spiralized Onion & Potato Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1/2 large sweet onion peeled and trimmed*
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 large russet potatoes washed and ends cut off for spiralizer
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz Gruyere Manchego or white cheddar cheese
  • green onion tops rosemary or chopped parsley for garnish, optional


  • Cut a slit in one side of onion, stopping near center. Spiralize with the straight blade, which will cut the onion into thin slices.
  • Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium, and add onion. Sauté until it begins to brown, about 15 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more min. Set aside.
  • Spiralize 1 potato using the shredder or julienne blade. Place in greased deep 3 quart casserole. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1/8 cup heavy cream. Add 1/2 of cheese.
  • Top potato with cooked onions. Spiralize the second potato and place on top of onions. Repeat as first potato, drilling with oil, cream and seasoning. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover dish and refrigerate until baking if desired.
  • Bake covered at 400 for 30 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking until top is golden and a knife inserts easily, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Garnish with green onion tops, rosemary or parsley


*it is easier to spiralize a whole onion than a half of one, so go ahead and do the whole onion and reserve the rest for another use.
Keyword onion and potato pie, potato casserole, potatoes, spiralized onions, spiralized potatoes

The crispy crunchy parts taste like french fries 😋


Good News! Spiralized vegetables are now available in many grocery stores, fresh and frozen

I got my spiralizer from Amazon here

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23 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Spiralized Onion & Potato Pie”
  1. Gosh, this sounds good!!!! Mmmmmmm!!!!!!!

  2. Cynthia Raines says:

    Looks wonderful! I don’t have a spiralizer, but I do have a mandelin and may have to try this recipe using it. Thanks!

  3. Jodi says:

    Yum! Onions and Cheese!!!

  4. Cynthia Raines says:

    P.s. Hey! I just remembered that I have a apple peeler / potato peeler thing from Pampered Chef. I may have to experiment with that and see if it will work as it makes spirales also! 🙂

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Onions and potatoes are a great combination of flavors, I love this recipe and know it has to be delicious. I need a spiralizer so I will check out yours at Amazon. Love the new look on your blog!

    • Thanks Emily, they are tons of fun to use, and now that I now it will slice like a mandolin, that makes it even better! I have another recipe using it coming up tomorrow, plus onion rings, yum! >

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Ooh, this sounds yummy!! Thanks Jenna! 💕👍

  7. Cindy says:

    Ooh this looks so good. I need to check out this spiralizer. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! I need to dust of my spiralizer and have noticed all the veggies spiralized now including beets available in the grocery store!

  9. oh, yum!!! Trip would love this one, too!!! I need to get a dang spiralizer!!!

  10. What kind of spiralizer do you have Jenna? Mine is pretty limited but I love this idea and the pie looks amazing. I would gobble that up.

    Johanne Lamarche


  11. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I just got a basic spiralizer, but I need to step it up a notch. This looks so good. I love all the ingredients!

  12. Jenna, potatoes and onions make a great pair! You have convinced me I need a spiralizer as soon as possible. The hubby would love this dish!

  13. Oh YUM! Sounds like a twist on potato pancakes! You can’t go wrong with onions and potatoes. I am not the cook so many others are, but I might have to try one of these spiralizers!

  14. Sandra Garth says:

    I’ve been hesitant about buying a spiralizer thinking that I wouldn’t use it. Thank you for convincing me that I need it!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Please keep our great state of Texas in your thoughts and prayers as we are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hope you have a good week.
    Miz Helen

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