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Potluck Potato Cheese Casserole

 Potluck Potato Cheese Casserole
This rich, flavorful side dish is a Christmas tradition at our house. Plain potatoes are the start, but they get dressed up with a creamy cheese sauce and colorful ingredients like peppers and chives. —Jane Luzem, Green Bay, Wisconsin
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain potatoes and mash. Add the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt
  • and pepper; mix well. Stir in the green pepper, cheeses, chives and
  • pimientos.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 50-60 minutes or until browned and heated through.
  • Yield: 12-15 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 209 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.