The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

The Best Potato Casserole

June 25, 2012Teresa

Mary’s Potatoes is The Best Potato Casserole ever! This spectacular potato casserole is similar to all the other Hash Brown Potato Casseroles that have gone viral over the web, with one main exception: it doesn’t call for cheese. It uses cream of chicken soup, sour cream, butter, diced onions, and is seasoned with salt, pepper, and parsley.

It has a Ritz cracker crumb topping. This is our family’s favorite way to make potatoes. It’s just so mouthwatering and delicious. Every time we serve it to company they also rave over it.

I got this recipe from Ellen Brake who hosted us for lunch a few times when my husband preached in their pulpit during a period when their church was looking for a pastor. Mary was their teenage daughter (at the time) and she loved this potato casserole recipe requesting it often.

After we tried it we could see why she enjoyed it so much, which is why I wrote the recipe down on the spot and have used this as our go-t0 potato casserole recipe ever since. In honor of Mary, I titled it in my cookbook Mary’s potatoes. I think they called it Ellen’s potatoes (her mother’s name), but I chose to call it Mary’s potatoes. It truly is The Best Potato Casserole ever.

It is creamy and delicious and doesn’t need the cheese to have a wonderful flavor. I have used both shredded hash brown potatoes and country-style hash brown potatoes. They are interchangeable. I have no idea who the creator of this recipe was but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was initiated by Ore-Ida potatoes, (by the way they have lots of delicious looking recipes on their website), Campbell’s soups or Ritz crackers since their products are stock ingredients in the recipe.

If you’re looking for a fabulous side dish to serve your family or guests, than consider this savory recipe sometime. It truly is The Best Potato Casserole you’ll ever taste.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

The Best Potato Casserole is our favorite potato casserole recipe. Mary’s Potatoes are simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

The Best Potato Casserole is very rich and satisfying as a comfort food – definitely NOT low calorie.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

You can see the creamy texture of this dish due to the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter in the recipe. Yum. Mary’s Potatoes is our favorite potato recipe, hands down!

Here’s what I did.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Start with a 32-oz. bag Ore-Ida potatoes – you can use country-style (like those pictured) or shredded hash brown potatoes. Either kind work well. 

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Add two cans of cream of chicken soup and sour cream.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Add diced onion and butter.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Stir all the ingredients together with a large wooden spoon. 

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Spray a 9×13″ glass casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread potato mixture into the dish. 

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Sprinkle mixture generously with salt, pepper, and parsley.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Melt butter in large measuring cup. Crush Ritz crackers and add to measuring cup with butter. Stir to combine. 

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Sprinkle Ritz cracker crumbs over top of potato casserole. 

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Bake, uncovered, about 1 hour at 350.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Mary’s Potatoes is one of The Best Potato Casseroles you will ever eat.

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

The texture of this casserole is rich, sumptuous, creamy, and chewy because of the potatoes and crunchy because of the cracker crumbs.

Here’s the recipe.

THE BEST POTATO CASSEROLE (a.k.a. MARY’S POTATOES)

(Recipe from Ellen Brake,Garrison Baptist Church,New Hampshire, in honor of her daughter Mary who loved these and always requested them for company)

Print Recipe
The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Mouthwatering potato casserole recipe with a fabulous Ritz Cracker crumb topping. Great for holiday or company dinners.
The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Mix hash browns, soup, sour cream, 1 stick butter, and onion.
  2. Pour into 9x13” buttered casserole.
  3. Sprinkle top with salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Crush Ritz crackers and add to melted butter mixing well.
  5. Sprinkle top with cracker mixture.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Ritz crackers has reduced the size of their sleeves of crackers. You may need to add about 1/2 package additional crackers from another sleeve to get the same amount.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Mary’s Potatoes[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Ellen Brake, Garrison Baptist Church, Dover, NH
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Mouthwatering potato casserole recipe with a fabulous Ritz Cracker crumb topping. Great for holiday or company dinners.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. [url href=”http://www.oreida.com/” target=”_blank” title=”ore-ida potatoes”]Ore-Ida[/url] frozen country-style hash browns
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8-oz. sour cream
  • 1 stick unsalted melted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced fine
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley flakes sprinkled over top
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter melted
Instructions
  1. Mix hash browns, soup, sour cream, 1 stick butter, and onion.
  2. Pour into 9×13” buttered casserole.
  3. Sprinkle top with salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Crush Ritz crackers and add to melted butter mixing well.
  5. Sprinkle top with cracker mixture.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour.
The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Doesn’t The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary’s Potatoes) look wonderful?

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Are you ready for a scoop of potatoes on your plate?

The Best Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our absolute favorite #potato #casserole recipe. It's so creamy & delicious. It's perfect to make for company or #holiday dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

The Best Potato Casserole is a marvelous casserole for company or holiday dinners.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Hash Brown Potato Casserole  

Hash Brown Potato Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this cheesy #potato #casserole has a delicious #potatochip topping! It's a terrific side dish for #holidays like #Thanksgiving & #Christmas.

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a dynamic way to eat #mashedpotatoes. This one includes #creamcheese and sour cream along with #spinach, #artichokes & roasted #garlic. It's a terrific #sidedish for any meal but particularly delightful for company & #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas. #glutenfree

Cheese Potatoes

Cheese Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #potato dish is perfect for #Father'sDay & other #holidays. Our family loves it! #glutenfree

14 Comments

Comment ReplyCancel Reply

Your email address will not be published.