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Thanksgiving Feast - Day 2 - PA Dutch Potato Filling
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Thanksgiving Feast – Day 2 – PA Dutch Potato Filling

PA Dutch Potato Filling

Writing these posts are making me hungry for Thanksgiving Dinner. Today, at  Thanksgiving Feast – Day2 , I’m going to give you my family’s recipe for PA Dutch Potato Filling.

This is one of those recipes that you just make by throwing this and that into it and not really measuring but I’m going to do my best.

Try One New Recipe a Week-Thanksgiving Feast-Day 2/PA Dutch Potato Filling


Sorry for the bad pic but it’s the only one I could find from the past year, since I’m not making it until the day before Thanksgiving. My mother, usually, makes the filling and everyone looks forward to eating it. I, always, make sure I get some leftovers. (They’re even better)

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PA Dutch Potato Filling
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You can make this filling in a casserole dish or stuff the turkey with it.
Recipe type: Potatoes
Cuisine: PA Dutch
Serves: 12-15

  • 6 lb. mashed potatoes prepared
  • 2-3 medium onions or 1 gigantic onion chopped
  • 5 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsely (the bunches that you buy in the grocery store)
  • 1-1/2 sticks of butter
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  • 1 to 1½ loaf of soft bread cubes -not toasted cubes (found in the stores during Thanksgiving)
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Prepare mashed potatoes as you would for regular mashed potatoes with butter and milk.
  2. Saute onions,celery, and parsely in the butter until soft and tender. Add sage-not too much or not more than ½ tsp. You can ruin the taste if you put in too much. Add the veggies to the potatoes and mix. Then pour half of a can of chicken broth into the bread bag with the bread cubes so the bread is saturated. If you need more broth, add what you need to wet the bread. Now with a fork poke holes into the plastic bread wrapper and squeeze the bread to get the broth out of the bread. The bread shouldn’t be dripping wet…only wet. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like wringing out a rag but you need to squeeze it out with the bread being inside of the wrapper.
  3. Now, add the bread to the potato mixture and mix well. You may need to add the rest of the can of chicken broth to the filling.
  4. After mixing well to incorporate everything, pour into a 13×9 or 11×15 casserole dish and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.


Hey, don’t forget the pilgrims! This is my granddaughter in her homemade pilgrim outfit that she made in kindergarten. Isn’t she so cuuute!

Try One New Recipe a Week-Thanksgiving Feast-Day 2/PA Dutch Potato Filling/my little pilgrim

If you want the recipe for the Brined Turkey go here to get it. Tomorrow the cranberry sauce and a dessert. You can make the veggies.


We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

Simplee Sue


These are great for carrying your food to your relative’s house for dinner.

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  1. thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have 90 great potato/sweet potato links. Wow! Have a great week.
    I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email – I won’t publish it – and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private

  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  3. Thanks everyone for admiring my granddaughter. You know these grammys like to show off their grandchildren.:)

  4. @ Linda…yes it is like stuffing, but we just make it in a casserole dish and don’t stuff the turkey.

  5. This dish sounds like it would be so comforting! Cute Pilgrim :) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can’t wait to see what you share this week.

  6. Your granddaughter is just precious, I have photos of my own kids in similar handmade seasonal wear. ;) Thanks for sharing your recipe on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  7. Such a cute photo of your Granddaughter! Your Dutch Potato Filling sounds like real comfort food :)

  8. Hi Sue,
    Your little one is just adorable! We would just love your Dutch Potato Filling, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Hi, susan Thanks for the recipes. I pinned the potato filling. Is that like stuffing? It looks great. I’m following you. Maybe you will want to visit my blog and follow also? I’m trying to get more people in my circles. Thanks, Linda

  10. What a cute little Pilgrim:) I am giving away two great prizes on my blog: a $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and a copy of a new book published by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. It is called Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I just know you will love either one. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html Come link up to enter.

  11. Buenas nachos! lol! So how long are you in Honduras? Love this potato recipe, I could live off only potatoes! Have a great day!

    • We are there in Honduras for 6 years and next year will be our last. It’s been an amazing adventure.
      Talk to you again. Have a good week.

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