Mashed Potato Casserole (Perunasoselaatikko)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I enjoy sharing this dish with guests. It is based on a recipe from Beatrice A. Ojakangas' book, The Finnish Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cream or 1 cup milk
  • salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs


  1. Cook the potatoes. When done cooking, drain the water and mash them in the pot. Transfer them to a mixing bowl.
  2. Whip in the eggs, cream or milk, salt to taste, and 4 tablespoon butter; beat until very fluffy.
  3. Turn into a buttered 1-quart casserole and sprinkle with the bread crumbs. Dot with remaining two tablespoons butter.
  4. Bake in a moderately hot oven (375 degrees farenheit) for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
  5. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

So simple to make, light, fluffy and wonderful. Great recipe. I will definitely make it again. I took one of the reviewers suggestions and added a couple cloves of crushed garlic and some thyme. Yummy addition! Thanks!!

karen December 16, 2012

Reviewed for Aus-NZ Forum Recipe Swap Jan 2011- Delicious and enjoyed by all of my family. To be gluten-free I used a fine gf cornflake crumb in place of the regular breadcrumbs. Perfect! Photo also be posted

**Jubes** January 04, 2011

My dh & I enjoyed this potato casserole recipe. It was quick and easy to make, using ingredients always on hand. We thought it was a perfect side for recipe #274202, which we served it with. The potatoes were light and fluffy, with a crunchy top. I used cream and italian spiced breadcrumbs. Thanks for sharing this recipe, that i will make again.

Baby Kato January 03, 2011

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