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Party Potatoes

These creamy tasty potatoes can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to pop them in the oven (I often do that). The garlic powder and chives add zip, and the shredded cheese adds color. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (about 8 to 10 large) or 4 cups prepared instant potatoes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, chives and garlic powder. Turn into a greased 2-qt. casserole. Combine bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over potatoes.
  • Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes. Top with cheese and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 207 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • bonniekenk
    Oct 31, 2020

    Fabulous! Goes well with everything; steak, chops, name it. I love how easy it is to make with boxed potatoes. My brand is Idaho Spuds. Cant go wrong in anyway with this recipe. Leftovers taste great too,

  • Patricia
    Oct 6, 2020

    These are great as a side dish and jazzed up a little for a main dish. Instead of using bread crumbs, I've used the dried onions and I grind them into crumbs and sprinkle on top. Yum! Its takes it to a whole new flavor! Also,sometimes I use cream cheese and substitute ricotta cheese for the sour cream. Or sometimes we use a little of both sour cream and ricotta. It helps to balance out the sour/ tartness you get from using all sour cream. If we have this as a main dish, we have different fixings like cut up ham,crumbled bacon, etc. Its really a great tasting dish.

  • Margie
    Oct 6, 2020

    Have made these for years and swear by using Hungry Jack.

  • Kimberly
    Jul 1, 2020

    This has been a go-to recipe for family gatherings for many years. I almost always throw it together a day ahead, and I feel this gives it extra flavor.

  • Annalisa
    Nov 20, 2019

    I've made these many times, I'm wondering if these can be made a day ahead?

  • cindyanna444
    Nov 24, 2018

    I made this recipe for a large family gathering and it was a hit. Will definitely make this again. It's a winner!!

  • Randyshires
    Dec 4, 2017

    when do you add the cream cheese? It' not mentioned in the instructions

  • schamberlain
    Jan 22, 2017

    Good stuff, my hubby loved's a keeper

  • Laurie73
    Dec 30, 2016

    Awesome! I did use garlic instant potatoes and added a little more garlic. Fresh chives are best in this one!

  • sd20
    May 15, 2016

    Good, but a little to much of a sour cream taste for us.