Holiday Potato Bake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: May. 31, 2023
I have made this at Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past several years. My family requests this dish all the time, even when it's not a holiday! —Vickie West, Long Beach, California
Holiday Potato Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, shredded
  • 3 celery ribs, trimmed and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Cook, covered, until vegetables are almost tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain. Return to Dutch oven; toss with 1-3/4 cups cheddar cheese, butter, cream cheese, 1/4 cup parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with olives and the remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is melted. To serve, sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 271 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.