Mother’s Party Potatoes

party potatoes
Mother’s Party Potatoes

Party Potatoes

My mom passed away over 20 years ago, but her Party Potato recipe is still one of our “go-to” foods when we have a gathering or just Sunday dinner with the family.

Party Potatoes are really just embellished creamed potatoes. The cheese and chives on top are just window dressing))) My grandkids don’t like specks of things they can see in the potatoes…lol.

party potatoes
Party Potatoes

She always decorated the top of her potatoes with triangles of American cheese. I alternated with regular American cheese and white American, but it sort of all blended in together when it melted.

Maybe she placed the cheese triangles on top, AFTER, the potatoes were baked, because hers were always well-defined. The potatoes themselves don’t have any cheese in them other than the cream cheese.


Potatoes (red or white)

Cream Cheese


Sour Cream

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Paprika


Peel the potatoes and quarter or make smaller chunks. Potatoes can be white or red. Cover with water and cook until fork tender. Remove from heat and drain. Mash up the potatoes or cream with a mixer. I used a stand mixer.

Add in sour cream, cream cheese, butter, and seasonings. Reserve the paprika for the top.

Spoon into a prepared casserole dish. I used cooking spray in a Corningware dish. My mother had the same Corningware French White dish with a lid, but I lost the lid that went with mine. It was an outstanding joke every time Mother used her dish. I would always claim that the lid was mine, but she never let go of it))

Add cheese slices or shredded cheese to the top for decoration along with the paprika. I added a few chives too. It was Christmas after all)) The kids didn’t even notice, if they did, they didn’t say anything))

mashed potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream and butter
Potatoes with Cheese on Top, Paprika, and Chives

Bake the Party Potatoes in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350° You can turn the oven on and broil briefly to brown them a bit. Store the leftover potatoes in the frig. They can be reheated easily if you have any leftovers. Don’t be surprised if you don’t!

I think my mother would be pleased that we still using her recipes. She was a great cook and enjoyed trying new things, but we all loved her old standbys. Her Party Potatoes was one of these recipes))

Party Potatoes

My mother's recipe for her party potatoes. A creamed potato recipe with butter, sour cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic. A family favorite!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed potatoes, mashed potatoes, party potatoes
Servings: 12
Calories: 268kcal



  • Wash and peel potatoes. White or red. Quarter or cut up smaller, cover with water and cook until fork tender.
    Remove from heat, drain, and mash. Or use an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
    Add in sour cream, cream cheese, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
    Spoon into a prepared casserole dish and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes.
    Turn to broil for a few minutes to lightly brown.
    Optional: Sprinkle shredded cheese on top, or cheese slices cut into triangles. Do this before placing under broiler if desired.
    Sprinkle paprika. Chives look pretty too!
    Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
    party potatoes recipe of my mothers


Note: The nutritional facts are just estimates and not calculated by a nutritionist. The number of servings may differ.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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