Thursday, September 24, 2009


Well, it's State Fair time here in New Mexico. I don't enter anymore, but when the fair comes I bring out all the old recipes. Here's one of my family and friends favorite. Spam sponsors on contest every year at the New Mexico State Fair. My family didn't know I put spam in this savory pie. When I told them they were surprised and it's become one of our favorite meals. This is a must try. Surprise your family and friends with this recipe. After they have eaten this savory pie. Then tell them, it made with Spam.

Spam and Potato Pie

One 10 - inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 F.


1 - 12 oz. can Spam, thinly sliced
2 cups thinly sliced unpeeled red potatoes
1 - 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium onion, sliced
1 - 9 oz. frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed between paper towels to drain

1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on bottom of crust.
Top with half of the sliced Spam, half of the potatoes and half of the sliced onions.
Distribute spinach evenly over onions.
Top with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and remaining Spam, potatoes and onions.
Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese over onions.
Gently press mixture into pie plate.
Moisten pie crust edge with water and place top crust, flute edges.

In a small bowl add egg and water; beat. Brush top crust with egg mixture.
Cut slits in top crust.
Bake at 350 F for 45 to 60 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and filling is thoroughly heated.

Makes one 10 - inch pie

Serves 8


  1. I thought Spam was only used as a joke on old Monty Python shows. I can honestly say I have never tried it.

  2. I've only had spam once, cut into teeny pieces in a cold pasta salad and it was good.


  3. Do you think that ham could be substituted for the Spam? There's just something about the memory of it as a young wife making ends meet that haunts me☺

  4. My Dad loved Span and I send a whole lot of it to soldiers in Iraq but I have never tasted it. My Mom would make it for my Dad with eggs but never served it to the kids for some reason???

  5. Wow, that is too funny that no one knew Spam was in it. I have never tried the stuff but it would be fun to play that game on family. Dos sound good though.

    Anyhoo, just came on over from MomTrends so wanted to say hi since this is my 1st time joining in her Friday festivities.

  6. I've never tried Spam either but I'm sure your savory pie tastes great!


  7. This is very similar to a recipe that I make for scalloped ham and potatoes. I had a lot of Spam during the war years as a child. I just never think to use it these days, but it would be great in a recipe like yours. It is to this day extremely popular in Hawaii. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  8. Sounds like something my husband would love!!! He likes Spam, so I might have to try this recipe. I'd probably like to substitute the Spam with ham though, for myself. I'm not so much a fan of Spam. Thanks for sharing the recipe and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

  9. I grew up eating Spam! This looks really good.

  10. OMgoodness, I have never tried spam but my hubby grew up eating it. Maybe I will give it a try LOL Happy fall!

  11. Thank you very much for helping me with my scones issue. I have always been someone who follows a recipe to the T and I don't know the "science" behind ingredients. I definately will get some bread flour.

  12. So you had a birthday this month too.....Happy Birthday Geri! Your spam pie sounds very interesting. The state fair in Mexico must be very exciting. We are having an Octoberfest this weekend in my town. Tomorrow night is the lighted parade. So I am looking forward to a very fun Birthday weekend:) Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again. Have a great weekend.

  13. I have never cooked with spam before. But your recipe looks very good, so I might just have to give it a try.

  14. I haven't had Spam in a long time! This sounds like a great recipe!

  15. Spam is one of my brothers all time favorite foods to eat when he is OTR. I'll have to make this for him when he returns today.

  16. Hi Geri
    This sound so good,I used to love spam as a child. I like to try diffrent pie recipe's,this is my next one.Thanks

  17. This sounds delish and i WILL be trying it!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, love yours and google following yours!

  18. wow........that sounds so interesting !

  19. I've never used Spam in a recipe before, but this does sound delicious.

  20. This is an interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing:)

  21. Great blog! Yummy looking food.
    Got real tickled over the Spam recipe. You know how we teach our children that our hamburgers come from cows and our chicken strips come from chickens (of course!)? Well, a good friend of ours whose husband loves Spam had his kids convinced there is a "Spam animal"! 'Course they're grown up now (and normal) but we love to laugh over that.
    I'll be back!
    Ladybug Creek

  22. Wow, I haven't had Spam since I was a little girl! That seems like an interesting recipe; thanks for sharing. :-)

  23. My husband has been begging me to give spam a try. I've been avoiding it, but this recipe seems like it might be enjoyable! Yum!

  24. OMG this sounds yummy! I am definitely going to give it a try!

  25. I am going to try and make this soon - I hate spam but my hubby and stepson love it - comes from the years they lived in Hawaii - I guess it is pretty popular over there!! Thanks for the recipe!