I absolutely love the taste of Potatoes Romanoff! This casserole contains mashed potatoes, green onions, cheese, sour cream, and salt and pepper. Then more cheese and paprika is sprinkled over top. The paprika is the ingredient that actually makes this dish so spectacular.
It provides an awesome flavor to these potatoes along with the cheese. The savory flavors of Potatoes Romanoff just seem to melt in your mouth. I enjoy this casserole so much I can eat it for a main dish and never feel deprived by not eating meat. It’s just that good. This casserole is also gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.
Potatoes Romanoff is an easy way to make a mashed potato casserole for potlucks, company, or to make ahead when you are short on time. This recipe calls for the potatoes to be baked and then shredded. I usually boil and then mash with a potato masher instead because it’s easier for me. But it turns out tasting wonderful no matter which way you make it.
The recipe also calls for this casserole to be refrigerated ahead of time so it’s easy to make the night before you want to serve it. Last week I remade this casserole again for a large potluck we were having and decided to take some new pictures to freshen up the images. The original pictures from August 2012 when I first began my blog were deplorable and didn’t give you a sense of the consistency and texture of this amazing dish.
About 10 or 11 years ago I collected this recipe from Pam Ramsey after she brought it to a potluck we were having. Pam was widowed a few years later, subsequently remarried, and widowed again, but I always remember what a wonderful cook she was. I have several of her recipes including Double Crust Peach Cobbler and Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken.
Pam loved being a homemaker and she was exceptionally good at it. She homeschooled her children all the way through high school and loved every minute of it. Every recipe I collected from Pam was more than above average–each one was great or fabulous–especially the dessert recipes!
I think you’ll enjoy Pam’s delicious way to prepare potatoes. If you’re short on time make it the night before and pop it in the oven with your main dish about an hour or so before serving.
Potatoes Romanoff is a wonderful tasting mashed potato casserole your family will fall in love with!
Potatoes Romanoff is great for holiday entertaining because you’re actually supposed to make it the night before you need it by refrigerating it for several hours. The flavors then marinate together providing a spectacular result.
I made a double batch of Potatoes Romanoff and this was the small pan I left at home. The other larger pan I took to a church potluck.
Here’s what I did.
Peel and boil potatoes until soft. Drain and mash with a potato masher. You can also bake the potatoes and grate them. Either way is acceptable, this way is just easier for me.
Now the potatoes have been mashed.
Add a whole bunch of green onions. It’s really not too many onions, trust me. Add sour cream.
Add cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
Grease casserole dish and pour mashed potato mixture into dish.
Sprinkle potatoes with remaining cheese and a generous sprinkling of paprika. Bake covered at 350 for about an hour (since these are cold to begin with they may take longer).
Remove foil and serve potatoes.
Here’s a serving of Potatoes Romanoff.
This casserole is so mouthwatering. The paprika and cheese on top does the trick!
Every forkful will have you salivating.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Pam Ramsey, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)
- 6-8 large potatoes
- 1 pint sour cream
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 1/3 to ½ tsp. pepper
- Boil potatoes until fork tender.
- Place in large mixing bowl.
- Mash lightly with potato masher.
- Stir in sour cream, onions 1 cup of the cheese and the salt and pepper.
- Turn mixture into buttered 2-qt. casserole dish.
- Top with remaining cheese.
- Sprinkle generously with paprika.
- Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Bake covered at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.
- Remove foil and return to oven and bake 5 minutes more.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the potatoes.
Doesn’t Potatoes Romanoff look wonderful? We love these great tasting potatoes.
These potatoes are a great side dish to any meat: beef, chicken, fish, pork, ham, or turkey!