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Easy Potato Casserole

Five simple ingredients are all you need for this easy Potato Casserole Recipe. 

Potato Casserole Recipe

Need an easy side dish recipe to go with meatloaf, roast, steak, pork chops, or chicken? This easy potato casserole is the perfect side dish for just about any meal!

What is potato casserole? 

This potato casserole recipe is kind of like scalloped potatoes without the milk and cheese. 

Yes, I know that milk and cheese are what make scalloped potatoes scalloped, but that is the closest way I know how to describe this recipe. 

You might be thinking how good can scalloped potatoes be without the dairy, but this potato casserole is so good!

Potato Casserole Recipe

I found this recipe years ago in a Gourmet Magazine. Anyone else remember Gourmet Magazine? I might be showing my age a little by admitting that I used to love Gourmet Magazine. 

For those not familiar with Gourmet Magazine it was a very popular food magazine. It was around for years, but was very popular during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. It quit publishing after online recipes became so popular. 

In general Gourmet Magazine wasn’t really my style of cooking. They shared a lot of kitchen tips and how to’s, but the recipes were often more complicated than I like and full of ingredients that I never kept on hand. 

Occasionally though they would share basic recipes that were simple but delicious. Today’s recipe is an example of that. It is a simple five ingredient potato side dish that uses ingredients that you probably have on hand. 

Potato Casserole

Now let’s talk about scalloped potatoes for a minute. 

My kids and I really enjoy scalloped potatoes. My husband does not like them at all. Like he really doesn’t like them. He says he ate way too many of them growing up. Because he doesn’t like them and one of my daughter’s eats mainly dairy free, I rarely cook scalloped potatoes. 

When I came across this recipe years ago I knew it would be something that we would like because it was different than the traditional scalloped potatoes. I was right. The whole family loved potato casserole. 

If you need an easy side dish give it a try! 

Potato Casserole Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Potato Casserole

Potato Casserole Recipe

Potato Casserole is an easy five ingredient side dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2- 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel and thinly slice potatoes. You want the slices thin. I use my food processor.
  3. In a bowl mix sliced potatoes with butter, salt, and pepper until potatoes are well coated.
  4. Spread evenly into a 9x13 pan.
  5. Pour broth over top.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and bake about 25-30 minutes more or until broth is absorbed and potatoes are done.

Nutrition Information:


8 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g
Originally posted March 2009. Updated April 2020

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  1. Yummy! Thanks again for the peanut butter cake recipe. It was such a winner.

  2. Donna~Blessed Nest says

    prefect for Easter!

  3. This sounds delish! 😀 We love potato dishes!

  4. This sounds like the best of both worlds. Once it is in the dish, I can top it toward the end of time with cheese for those who like cheese and for those of us who don’t — we don’t get left out! YEAH.


    PS. My verficiation word is lotto. Which is fitting since I feel like I just won the jackpot with this recipe!

  5. This sounds really good. And I even have some potatoes that I need to use up.

  6. Cant wait to try this, sounds so good ! Thank you for sharing, have a very blessed day.

  7. Looks so good, I rarely make scalloped potatoes either.

  8. sounds delicious!!!

  9. I love potatoes too and this looks extra easy!

  10. Shynea @ Mornings With Mom says

    I love casseroles and I love potatoes. You have combined two of my favorite things together. I am going to try this sometime soon. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  11. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Looks great. I love dishes like this. I’ll have to make this soon.

  12. This sounds really good, and healthier than the potatoes au gratin too.

  13. Made it last night, but threw some cubed up ham in it. After putting it on the plates, sprinkled shredded cheddar for the cheese lovers on theirs.

    Everyone loved it. Loved it. 9 of us. I’d say that was a great success. And so simple.

    Keep ’em coming!

  14. Kelly Smith says

    Genius! Cannot wait to try it.

  15. pattycake says

    My son loves this, I make it at least once a week

  16. Thank you for all of your great recipes. I like that they use simple ingredients and aren’t too complicated which is really appreciated these days when we are supposed to limit our grocery trips. My kind of cooking.

    I am going to try these potatoes. My husband loves potatoes and could live on potatoes, eggs and oatmeal quite easily.

    • I hope that your husband enjoys them! And I am so glad that you enjoy my recipes. I really appreciate it. Thanks for following along on my kitchen adventures.

  17. Do you think I could add onions to this. How much more of the ingredients should I use to make 5 or 6 lbs of potatoes.

    • Yes, I think onions would be great added to this. I would probably just double the recipe and bake it in two pans if you need that many potatoes.

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