The Best Irish Potatoes


These Irish potatoes are easy to assemble as a casserole and can be prepared ahead of time. My sister gave me this recipe years ago and it has become a staple of our holiday dinner. It pairs well with beef, ham, or chicken. Leftovers, if there are any, reheat well. Yes, they're rich but substituting margarine or frozen hash browns would be a travesty!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 8 large russet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ small onion, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (Optional)


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes; drain. Set potatoes aside to cool.

  2. Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, slide the skin from the potatoes and discard; refrigerate peeled potatoes until completely cold, about 1 hour.

  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.

  5. Grate 2 of the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle about 1/4 of the minced onion over the layer of potato; season with salt and black pepper. Repeat layering until all ingredients are used and dish is full.

  6. Drizzle melted butter, whipping cream, and half-and-half over potato mixture; season with paprika.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
18g Fat
68g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 1131mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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