Poorman Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for those last few potatoes you have laying around. These are so easy to make and your family will love this tasty treat for supper! The onion powder and chives give this dish a great flavor and the crunchy Ritz cracker crust is almost impossible to pass up. We enjoyed this side dish with pork chops and covered them in homemade gravy!


4 red potatoes, sliced thinly (1/4 inch)

2 cups milk

20 Ritz crackers, crumbled

3 tablespoons cream cheese

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon flour

2 teaspoon dried chives

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon white pepper


Preheat oven to 400F.

In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. When butter is melted add in milk and bring to a slight boil, or until frothy. Add in flour and whisk until flour has blended with mixture. Add in one tablespoon of cream cheese at a time until all 3 tablespoons have been added to the mixture. Add in ½ salt and stir on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken.

Slice red potatoes and place in medium bowl. Add in chives, onion powder, remaining salt, white pepper and mix together. Spray non-stick or butter an 8×8 baking dish and add in seasoned potatoes. Slowly poor the white sauce mixture from saucepan over seasoned potatoes.

Add Ritz crackers to a plastic bag and crunch the crackers until they are a fine crumbly consistency. In medium bowl that the potatoes were in place remaining 1 tablespoon butter and melt butter in microwave. Add crackers to melted butter and mix well. Transfer butter crackers to the top of the seasoned potatoes and white sauce.

Bake for 1 hour, serve and enjoy!



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