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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup whole 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


  • 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until browned and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 209 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • angelhairred
    Jan 23, 2013

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    Dec 30, 2012

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    Dec 18, 2012

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  • Krauzy
    Dec 18, 2012

    Loved these potatoes but I felt the green pepper was a little over powering and would rather use red or yellow pepper to cut down the pepper taste.

  • joatmon
    Dec 17, 2012

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  • musthavemuzk
    Dec 17, 2012

    are these fluffy and light?

  • northbuck
    Dec 17, 2012

    I agree leave out the green pepper, this is a very good recipe I will keep makeing it.

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    Dec 17, 2012

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    Dec 17, 2012

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  • tsuop
    Dec 17, 2012

    I was first served these potatoes at a "Mother & Daughter Banquet" about 5 years ago, Loved them!! They were presented as Calico Potatoes. I haven't made them for several years, thanks for the reminder. I plan on making them again real soon. Yummy!!!