Maggie's Story

Maggie's Irish Potato Seasoning had humble beginnings.

As a young boy growing up in the Missouri River bluffs around St. Joseph, Missouri, my grandparents’ home reminded me of the cottages and sod huts on the Moores of Scotland. My grandfather, Thomas Armstrong, was born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, and later in life moved to St. Joseph Missouri. His family came from the township of Gorton in the state of Donegal, Ireland, bringing with them many Irish Cuisine recipes.

My family blended these traditional Irish recipes with the traditional Cajun spices of the bayou, creating a variety of unique dishes. Maggie’s Irish Potato Seasoning was, of course, one of them.

From Ireland to Louisiana to Missouri

Maggie’s Restaurant opened in 1996 in the small town of Stewartsville, Missouri. The restaurant was located on the main highway running through the town of only 475 people. Within only a few days, Maggie’s Restaurant and the delicious food became famous, drawing visitors far and wide. The most iconic menu item, of course, Maggie’s Irish Potatoes.

The delicious potatoes became a very popular item for catering to large crowds. People loved them so much that the little restaurant, which only seated 50, would sometimes have events of 500 people or more! We closed the state highway to put tables and chairs out on the road to accommodate.

Through the years, we have found that our seasoning for potatoes was so easy to use and complemented so many other recipes that we had to share it with the world.

Crowd Pleasing Recipe

Louie recalls one of his original
 catering opportunities with fondness
 and pride. A local school requested
 Maggie’s cater their athletic banquet.

We prepared 50 pounds of potatoes
 for about 100 people. Kids lined up
 and took a few. Soon they returned
 for heaping second helpings.

Teachers had to start rationing
 the potatoes to ensure everyone had a
 chance to taste them! Maggie’s
 catered many weddings and other
 events producing the same reaction.

Spice in Space

One thing that always brings crews 
together on space missions is food.
But they are limited to shelf-stable and
dehydrated foods supplimented by 
what they can grow during the
mission. Fortunately, the crew can 
bring their own spices.

The Astrobiological Research and 
Education Society of the Florida 
Institute of Technology sends a crew of 
students and alumni to the Mars 
Desert Research Station.

In 2020, Dr. Keith Crisman of Crew 
219 brought along Maggie’s Irish 
Potato Seasoning. It became a staple 
spice in almost all meals helping make 
bland foods into what the crew 
decribed as “Mars Gormet.”

5 Customer Favorite Uses for Maggie's Seasonings

Meat Rub

Maggie’s makes the perfect Irish potato roast to satisfy a crowd of any size. 
Whether your hosting a family reunion, social event, or a home-catered 
wedding, it’s sure to please. With Maggie’s Irish Potato Seasoning, it takes only 
minutes to prepare the most delicious meal your family has ever tasted.

Popcorn Seasoning

Maggie’s Irish Seasoning is the perfect blend to sprinkle on popcorn. Enjoy this
delicious snack while watching movies or television. Swap your salt with Maggie’s Seasoning for a unique taste unlike anything else on the market. Wake up your
mouth with incredible flavor!

Potatoes Cooked to Perfection

Eliminate the frustration  of potatoes under-done on the inside while starting to 
burn on the outside. Follow our simple recipe to create Irish potatoes cooked to 
perfection and seasoned in a way that’s sure to earn cheers and requests for 
seconds. It will soon become a family favorite.

Make Meals Easier

Maggie’s Seasoning blend has stood the test of time. Customers rave that 
creating soups, chili, meats, party wings, potatoes, pasta and more is now a 
simple task rather then a chore. Kids love to help in the kitchen to make their
favorites. From our family to yours, start a new tradition.

Healthy Recipes to Please a Crowd

If you’re always looking for a new recipe that is simple to prepare and 
guaranteed to please a crowd, visit our Recipes section to find healthy meals 
you can make for yourself and your family. Experiment with Maggie’s Irish 
Seasoning to create new dishes and share your new recipes with us!

Quick & Easy is great but Maggie's Seasonings makes your recipes delicious too!