Irish Potato Casserole

Irish Potato Casserole

Irish Potato Casserole is a great combination of potatoes and cheese coming together to create a delicious side or main dish.

It’s March which means it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Sure, the Americanized version of the holiday is nothing even close to the actual Irish celebration, but it is a good excuse for some amazing potato food! With that being said, along came the Irish Potato Casserole. When it’s not close to St. Patrick’s Day, I just call this my mashed potato casserole, since that’s basically what this is.

Justin’s family is of Irish descent, and we decided one year we needed to make something to celebrate, besides having Guinness and Baileys! I really don’t know just how Irish this potato casserole really is, but we enjoy it. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods. In high school, I would come home and my snack-of-choice was usually a bag of instant mashed potatoes!

I started searching for some Irish recipes and came across a few that I combined into this delicious dish. It can serve as a main course or a side dish. We often make it as a main dish when it is just us, but I have made it as a side when we have other people over. This makes an entire 9×13 casserole dish full of potatoes, so it’s a lot to eat.

Luckily, it does reheat pretty well, so we will eat the leftovers the next day. I just like to add a bit more butter when I reheat to help bring the creaminess back into the potatoes.

Step by Step

Cut the potatoes into cubes and place in a large stockpot. Fill with enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Preheat the oven to 350F when the potatoes are almost done cooking.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add all of the other ingredients. You can start to mix them now, but if you wait until the potatoes are in there it softens everything and makes it easier to mix.

When the potatoes are done, drain the pot then add the potatoes to the large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to thoroughly combine everything.

Spoon the potato mixture into a 9×13 glass baking dish and smooth with a rubber spatula.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until the edges are bubbling. Serve warm.

Recipe

Irish Potato Casserole

Irish Potato Casserole

Irish Potato Casserole is a great combination of potatoes and cheese coming together to create a delicious side or main dish.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, potatoes
Servings: 8
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8-10 red potatoes
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 pinch Paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into cubes and place in a large stockpot
  • Fill with enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender
  • Preheat the oven to 350F when the potatoes are almost done cooking
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add all of the other ingredients (you can start to mix them now, but if you wait until the potatoes are in there it softens everything and makes it easier to mix)
  • When the potatoes are done, drain the pot then add the potatoes to the large mixing bowl
  • Use a potato masher to thoroughly combine everything
  • Spoon the potato mixture into a 9×13 glass baking dish and smooth with a rubber spatula
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until the edges are bubbling
  • Serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Irish Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 486mg20%
Potassium 1066mg30%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1125IU23%
Vitamin C 19.3mg23%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 thoughts on “Irish Potato Casserole”

  1. 5 minutes prep time to peel and shred 2 cups of potatoes, beat some cream, mince onion, shred 1/2 cup cheese? Let’s get real. Like the recipe.

    1. Excellent! I’ve made this and variations thereof for years. I sometimes add dill and or garlic – some green onions makes it rather like a champ casserole its a great side for holidays – For my own taste though, I do use double the potatoes – this is an excellent recipe. thanks!

      1. I’ve never heard of champ casserole before, but when I just looked it up, the two do seem very similar. I’ll have to try the dill, garlic, and green onions next time, those do sound like a great addition!

  2. This is delicious! I made it today for lunch and my family loved it. Thanks for sharing, didn’t take much time to prep which I loved.

    1. I’m so glad your family enjoyed this! It’s so hard to gauge the prep time since it depends on how fast the potatoes cook. I prefer to overestimate so it doesn’t take anyone by surprise.

  3. Seriously, it’s like you looked deep into my soul and published this just for me. My love for potatoes is infinite but my method of preparing them isn’t. I’ve never made anything like this and can’t wait to try this!

  4. Potatoes are a staple in this house, but I have never made this before. I make a lot of potato salad honestly. This casserole looks like it would be incredible!

  5. Melanie williams

    ooo this will be perfect timing for the St Patricks day celebrations this weekend. Looks like this will tasty yumy too xx

  6. wow, that looks so yummy, I didnt know about this receip, it looks easy and I am so sure kids will love them. Love your blog is plenty of yummy receips I cant stop checkin and checkin.

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