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Party Potatoes Recipe

Party Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (about 8 to 10 large) or 4 cups prepared instant potatoes
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes. Top with cheese and serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 207 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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schamberlain User ID: 8299832 260109
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Good stuff, my hubby loved's a keeper"

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 258857
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

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

sd20 User ID: 5560294 248257
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

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

Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 248073
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"yet another tasty looking yummy heartwarming side. oh yah, I'll be making this for a family gathering soon. I'll be bumping up the spices however as this family likes biiiig flavors, thanks for sharing."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 225611
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"This was a good recipe."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 222700
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"Always a favorite, and so nice to have mashed potatoes prepped before the meal. Never was a fan of mashing them right before eating when I'm trying to get everything else done and on the table."

meg52403 User ID: 8088453 199001
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"Could you put this in a crockpot instead of baking?"

Mrsbigbig User ID: 1197622 2847
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"I've always made these with a container of sour cream and chive chip dip and then cheddar cheese on top. Great and very easy!"

naturelove User ID: 510542 4434
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"This was delicious. At the suggestion of others, I omitted the bread topping, but I used all the other ingredients. I didn't see a reason to bake it so long, so I tried it for 40 minutes and it was fine. I think that it would be good to add the shredded cheddar on top then put it back in the oven for a couple of minutes. My cheese didn't really melt even though I put it on right after removing the dish from the oven."

masterpiece User ID: 4812913 2835
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"Yummy recipe! You can use cornflakes instead of bread crumbs."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 1617
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I've been using this recipe for years & the dish is always empty after we eat! I frequently turn it into a main dish by adding either browned & drained hamburger, diced ham, diced smoked sausage, or fried & crumbled bacon. It's very filling & flavorful, especially on cold winter nights!"

Jrutan User ID: 7240396 1616
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"WONDERFUL DISH! I did not have the chives but it turned out amazing. Every one in the family loved the Party Potatoes. We are going to make this for Thanksgiving and add a little crumbled bacon on top."

snicknreese User ID: 5726087 5614
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Our stand-by when needing a great potato recipe! I must disagree with Richard G on his finding it "puzzling" to use the cheddar cheese because without this ingredient, it is bland and not worth making. The cheese is what makes this dish tasty! I would not use the bread crumbs though, only because it masks the taste of the dish. The more cheese the better it tastes! Everyone knows that!"

RichardG User ID: 7116762 5781
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"My family has been making party potatoes for more than 30 years. Our recipe is the same but does not use the bread crumbs and cheddar cheese, who's use I find puzzling because the cream cheese and sour cream make this dish rich and cheesy"

MarilynTorres1062 User ID: 6557695 5613
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Will defitnely try this recipe!!"

s_daugherty User ID: 6792184 3634
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"These look GREAT; I plan on baking this for Thanksgiving. I wonder how they would do if I fix them maybe a week or two ahead of time and freeze and then thaw a couple days before Thanksgiving?"

jossgirl User ID: 5448034 5609
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"These are yummy and make the big day so much easier just to slip the already-made taters into the oven - I also add S&P and sprinkle with some onion powder - more savory that way - and I have never used bread crumbs when making this - doesn't seem to go with mashed potatoes."

Jfuruli User ID: 5152226 1550
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013


nance42 User ID: 1563207 3625
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"It easy and quick ..."

glepine User ID: 5426150 4393
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"I've made these for years. Instead of garlic powder I use onion powder. I have also added roasted red peppers, diced (nice at Christmas), green onions, chopped, shredded cheddar cheese. Any variation of these are good."

maddawson User ID: 6637204 5608
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"This is one of my all time favorite dishes...especially for the holidays!!! I have a son that doesn't even like potatoes but will come back for seconds every time!!! They are also great to make ahead & bake later. They warm up well too :)"

2124arizona User ID: 845443 5762
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"The combination of sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, and chives with the potatoes is awesome. I prefer using instant potatoe flakes it saves time and seems to work a little bit better than the whole potatoes. My boys love them."

hyoung0243 User ID: 5984074 3312
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I love this recipe for using up left over mashed potatoes. The sour cream and cream cheese make the oh so creamy again and give it a fantastic flavor."

sylvia_moss User ID: 4270982 3400
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I did not change anything! These are so rich and tasty."

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