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

This is an old standby in Pensylvania Dutch country! To use as a stuffing, increase bread to 6 slices and add 2 beaten eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces
  • 12 cup diced onion
  • 12 cup diced celery
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and mash.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, white bread, onion, celery, salt and pepper.
  7. Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This was a great recipe! I added chicken broth to the potatoes when mashing. also, didnt have celery on hand so used about 1/3 cup of green bell pepper. i fried my bread cubes in butter too after I shook them up in some italian season and salt/pepper. This is a great side dish when u need something heavier. GOOD EATS!!!

954077 September 12, 2008

You are right about this old stand by. My recipe has a note that says " this filling is mainly used to fill hungry Pennsylvania Dutch stomachs!" I have taken this to a grieving family and it is just a little different from regular mashed potatoes or stuffing. A little suggestion: you can also briefly fry your cubed/torn(which ever you prefer) bread in butter before adding to filling and baking. Gives it that nice occasional buttery bite.

bshemyshua April 24, 2008

yes, yooper you have nailed this dish! it was so strange seeing this everywhere, all of a sudden, when i had never even heard of it before- it's a big deal down here in pa, and you know, i like it! and your version is right on! made this tonight with a turkey breast, corn pudding, etc, a mini t-giving in advance,this was a delicious side dish!

chia November 16, 2003