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old-fashioned potato loaf

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

My grandmother used to make this when I was a little girl when my siblings and I would spend the weekend. We loved it! Grandma is 100 years old and cannot cook anymore, so it is my pleasure and honor to cook this and her other favorites for her when I visit! This is a great barbecue side dish, as it can be made a day or two ahead of time, so you have more free time while barbecuing. It is better to chill the potato mixture overnight or all day.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

You're guaranteed not to have leftovers when this rich and savory old-fashioned potato loaf is served. The sauce is creamy, hearty, and buttery. After the sauce is stirred into the cooked potatoes, everything is chilled. This allows the sauce to sink into the potatoes and add flavor. On top is a layer of gooey cheese. This side dish is terrific with steak, pork, chicken, or anything!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old-fashioned potato loaf

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    full cream or half and half
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 5 md
    cooked potatoes, cooled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • chopped green onions, optional
  • 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make old-fashioned potato loaf

  • Heating butter, flour, cream, salt, and pepper in a saucepan.
    Melt butter. Gradually stir in flour. Slowly add cream, stirring constantly over simmer heat until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add potatoes, parsley, and green onion to the sauce.
    Gently add potatoes, parsley, and green onion (if using) to the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes longer.
  • Potato mixture pressed into a loaf pan to chill.
    Turn into a well-oiled oblong pan and press down firmly. Chill for several hours.
  • Turn the chilled loaf onto a baking sheet.
    Half an hour before serving time, turn the loaf out onto an oven-proof pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle potato loaf with cheddar cheese.
    Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake loaf for 20 minutes.
    Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.