Lighthouse Inn Potatoes is a creamy potato mixture that is perfect for all your holiday dinners. This copycat recipe is delicious and easy to make.

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Lighthouse Inn Potatoes Recipe:

Lighthouse Inn Potatoes is a copycat recipe that is iconic side dish in a popular seaside town. If you have ever gone to the Iconic Hotel in London Connecticut then chances are you have had this dish.

These potato dish is creamy, delicious and easy to make. It is cooked golden brown in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with a crunchy topping. We love the way it taste and has become a new side dish to serve this holiday.

If you are looking for a simple ingredient creamy sauce potato dish, make this recipe. You will be amazed how it taste and how simple it is to make.

Lighthouse Inn Potatoes in a baking dish

What are Lighthouse Inn Potatoes?

Lighthouse Inn Potatoes are a famous side dish from Southeastern Connecticut in New London. The potatoes are boiled and then cooked in a cream sauce.

Topped with a parmesan-panko topping for the ultimate side dish.

Light Cream, potatoes, baking soda, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs, butter

Ingredients: 

Serves: 12 

  • Light Cream (divided) 
  • Russet Potatoes (peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks) 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt (divided) 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese 
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Butter (divided) 

How to Make Lighthouse Inn Potatoes: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then spray a 9X13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Step 2 – Melt Butter – Melt 4 tablespoons of the unsalted butter. Then mix the melted butter with the bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese.  Set aside. 
  • Step 3 – Heat Heavy Cream – In a large saucepan, heat 2 ½ cups of the heavy cream over medium high.  Stir in the pounds russet potatoes peeled, baking soda, salt and pepper.  
Combining the bread crumb topping and cook the potatoes
  • Step 4 – Low Boil – Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium high heat. Stirring occasionally so the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  
  • Step 5 – Cook Potatoes slightly Tender – Continue to cook on the lowest setting for 20-25 minutes. Cook until the potatoes are slightly tender.  You should be able to slide a paring knife easily into the potatoes with them falling apart.  
  • Step 6 – Stir in Cream – Remove the pan from the heat. Then stir in the remaining cream and remaining butter. That has been cut into small pieces.  Stir until the butter is fully melted. 
  • Step 7 – Pour into Baking Dish – Pour the potato mixture into the baking pan. Then top with the bread crumb mixture.  
Cooking potatoes and mixing with the cream sauce and pouring into baking dish and baking
  • Step 8 – Bake – Bake for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is hot and bubbly and the top is slightly browned. Bake in the middle position in the oven rack.
  • Step 9 – Broil – Remove the pan up to the top rack in the oven. Then broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the panko mixture. 
  • Step 10 – Serve – Remove from the oven.  Let the potatoes sit for 10 minutes and then the potatoes are ready to serve and enjoy.
Lighthouse Inn Potatoes in a baking dish

Recipe Tips:

  • Baking Soda – Adding the baking soda 2 teaspoons is a must in this recipe. It keeps the creamy sauce from breaking down.
  • Cutting Potatoes – We recommend cutting the potatoes in 1-inch chunks so they cook evenly.
  • Combining Ingredients – After removing the potato mixture from the heat, stir in the cups light cream. Make sure completely mixed together before pouring in the baking dish.
Lighthouse Inn Potatoes on a white plate with a bite on a fork

Variations Ideas:

  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning. You can easily add in fresh herbs such as garlic cloves, chopped onion, or Italian seasoning.
  • Bread Crumbs – There are many different flavors of breadcrumbs, feel to use a different one.
Lighthouse Inn Potatoes on a white plate with a bite on a fork

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, these are the perfect side dish to prepare ahead of time. In fact, this rich cream sauce potato dish, is even better when prepared and baked the next day.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Lighthouse Inn Potatoes on a white plate with a bite on a fork

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Lighthouse Inn Potatoes

Lighthouse Inn Potatoes is a creamy potato mixture that is perfect for all the holidays. This copycat recipe is delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Let Sit 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 317

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Light Cream divided
  • 2 1/2 pounds Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoon Salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 10 Tablespoons Butter divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter and mix the melted butter with the bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese.  Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat 2 ½ cups of the heavy cream over medium high.  Stir in the potatoes, baking soda, salt and pepper.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil (stirring occasionally so the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom of the pan).
  • Continue to cook on the lowest setting for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are slightly tender.  You should be able to slide a paring knife easily into the potatoes with them falling apart.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining cream and remaining butter that has been cut into small pieces.  Stir until the butter is fully melted.
  • Pour the potato mixture into the baking pan and top with the bread crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is hot and bubbly and the top is slightly browned.
  • Remove the pan up to the top rack in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the top.
  • Remove from the oven.  Let the potatoes sit for 10 minutes and then the potatoes are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 317kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 7g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 536mg, Potassium 426mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 794IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 145mg, Iron 1mg

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