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Creamy Potato Sticks

This homey potato side dish harks back to my ranch kitchen in Montana, where my husband and I raised four sons and a daughter. Hearty eaters, they always spooned up big servings of this casserole. Cutting the potatoes into sticks is a nice change. —Marie Hoyer, Hodgenville, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 5 to 6 large baking potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Paprika


  • In a small saucepan, combine flour and salt; gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in soup and cheese until smooth. Set aside.
  • Cut potatoes into 4x1/2x1/2-in. sticks; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with onion. Top with cheese sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with paprika.

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  • crystal24
    Sep 18, 2014

    I've been making this for a few years and felt I should leave a review. We love it! We make it to accompany the lil cheddar meatloaves from TOH as well. I make it as written, only omitting onions and adding 1 Tbs of dried minced onions instead. Quick and easy to throw together, good to take to a potluck too!

  • cherylyoung
    Jan 5, 2012

    A nice change for a potato dish. I also used crinkle cut frozen fries since I was out of potatoes. May try tater tots next time, will make again.

  • ferretmama
    Feb 12, 2011

    Really good flavor. I was in a hurry, so I substituted frozen unseasoned steak fries. It worked great. A definite keeper.