Dasheen (Taro) Pie

Dasheen Pie

Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 2 1/2 lbs dasheen taro
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 pimento peppers chopped finely
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg optional
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Place the dasheen in a pot, cover with water and bring to boil. Cook the dasheen until soft.
  • NOTE: To test for doneness just stick the dasheen using a knife or ice pick. If it goes through then it is cooked.
  • When the dasheen is boiled. Drain and crush with a strong fork or in a food processor.
  • In a deep bowl mix the crushed dasheen, parsley, butter, pimento peppers, nutmeg, celery, salt and pepper.
  • Add the cheese. Mix well.
  • NOTE: Reserve 1/2 cup of cheese for the topping.
  • In a separate bowl mix the egg and milk. Add to the dasheen and mix well.
  • Pour in a greased dish and sprinkle with the reserved 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


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