Mother’s Party Potatoes
My mom passed away over 20 years, 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.
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)
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 add a few chives too. It was Christmas after all)) The kids didn’t even notice, if they did, they didn’t say anything))
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))
- 5 lb Potatoes You can use red or white.
- ½ pint Sour Cream
- 8 oz Cream Cheese Soften at room temperature to avoid lumps
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- ⅛ tsp Garlic Salt Or garlic powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tbs Butter Add more if you like.
- Dash Paprika I use smoked paprika
- 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.