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Potluck Potato Casserole Recipe AKA Take Out Potatoes

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I love a good recipe. Especially if it’s one that is perfect for serving at a family gathering. Potluck Potato Casserole (also known as Take Out Potatoes) is such a recipe!

potluck potato casserole

Potluck Potato Casserole Recipe AKA Take Out Potatoes

My mom has been making potluck potato casserole since as long as I can remember. Since the early 80’s! It’s a family recipe and definitely one that I associate with my own childhood.

It’s named take out potatoes (by my mom) because you can literally prep the side dish recipe in advance, put in the refrigerator, and then take it out and pop it in the oven just before your event, but I like to call them potluck potato casserole. Because it’s the recipe you want to take to a potluck!

What Is A Potluck?

Potluck gatherings aren’t new. In fact they’ve been linked back to the Middle Ages. I like to think of it as a smorgasbord of food with a bit of everything to try. These potluck meals are often family style or Everyone brings something to share. It’s also a great place to find new recipes!

Dairy At A Potluck

There are lots of different varieties of recipes that are good for a potluck but I personally like to take a side dish and it’s usually one that contains cheese. Dairy is simply good for you. So naturally, I want to make and serve recipes for my family that will promote better bone health. Calcium found in dairy products are also important for dental health.

Growing up I would help out on my friend’s dairy farm in Illinois. It was there that I gained an appreciation for the process that goes into providing the public with dairy products. These farms, largely family owned, are often involved in and invested in their own local communities.

Dairy farmers also live on the land and want to preserve it for generations. They take great pride in their efforts to work hard , especially early morning and evening, to make sure milk is ready to go from farm to store in about 48 hours. Additionally U.S. dairy farmers are concerned about the environment and making improvements that will benefit everyone. They are using 65% less water and 90% less land while still producing 60% more milk, compared to the 1940s.

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Potluck Potato Casserole Recipe

These take out potatoes are so easy to make and delicious. Not at all your typical potatoes because the recipes calls for different ingredients, but could be considered similar in nature. I think of this potluck potato casserole as a side dish. However, you can dress it up for main dish by adding ham or another type of meat.


*I found all of the ingredients at my local Schnucks grocery store.

1 (32 oz.) package frozen hash brown potatoes

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 stick butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 cup sour cream

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup tipsy cheddar cheese (This is optional but I think it adds extra flavor. Marcoot Jersey Creamery has a really good one.)

1 tablespoon paprika (optional)

funeral potatoes ingredients


Saute onions in butter.

making potato casserole

Mix sauteed onions with potatoes, soups and sour cream in large mixing bowl.

mixing potato casserole

mixing potato casserole

Place in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

funeral potatoes

Sprinkle cheese over top.

cheesy funeral potatoes

Cover with foil.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes, removing foil for the last 20 minutes of baking.

cheesy potluck potatoes

Sprinkle with paprika if desired for color.

cheesy potluck potato casserole

Enjoy this recipe and feel good about supporting a local dairy farmer!

creamy potluck potato casserole

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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Can this potluck potatoes be frozen till Christmas?


Tuesday 29th of November 2022

Yes it should be able to be frozen.

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