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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 (a.k.a. Mary's Potatoes)

Teresa Ambra
Mouthwatering potato casserole recipe with a fabulous Ritz Cracker crumb topping. This is our go-to recipe for company as everyone always enjoys it. Great for holiday or company dinners like Mother's Day, Father's Day or Easter.
3.48 from 42 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Potato Side Dish, Veggie/Casserole
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 282 kcal


  • 1 9x13" glass baking dish
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 sharp knife to cut vegetables
  • 1 Rolling Pin to crush crackers (or crush them in your hands)
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 fork


  • 2 lbs. Ore-Ida frozen country-style hash browns
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz. ctn. sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted (1 stick)
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes sprinkled over top
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers crushed (measure after crushing)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted (2 sticks)


  • Mix hash browns, soup, sour cream, 1 stick melted butter, and onion in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour into 9x13” buttered casserole.
  • Sprinkle top with salt, pepper and parsley.
  • Crush Ritz crackers and place in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add to 2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter mixing well with a fork
  • Sprinkle top of casserole with cracker mixture.
  • Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour.


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.
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Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 739IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword casserole, potatoes, side dish
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