Creamy Potluck Potatoes are total comfort food! Cheesy and savory, this is the perfect casserole side dish to serve a crowd, whether it's a holiday dinner, family reunion, or church potluck!

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Creamy Potluck Potatoes in a white baking dish

With Easter happening this weekend, I thought I would share one last component of our typical Easter dinner (along with a baked ham and this vintage Lemon Pineapple Jell-O) - these Creamy Potluck Potatoes.

My friend Ginny shared this recipe with me years ago and they quickly became a family favorite, replacing the macabre named and often bland (in my opinion) "funeral potatoes" and the more labor and time intensive scalloped or au gratin potatoes.

a close up aerial view of creamy potluck potatoes in a baking dish

I love the brightness of the green onions with the richness of the cheddar cheese and creamy sauce coating the chunks of Yukon Gold potatoes.

Creamy potluck potatoes are comfort food at it's best - warm and savory and rich and just right paired with a ham or a brisket.

Plus, it's easy to double this recipe if you are feeding a crowd (I mean, it has "potluck" in the name after all!). It always get rave reviews and I have gotten multiple requests for the recipe when taking it to social functions.

a spoon stuck in the corner of a baking dish filled with Creamy Potluck Potatoes

When making creamy potluck potatoes, be sure not to overcook your potatoes.

Since you peel and dice the potatoes into bite-size chunks before cooking them, it doesn't take very long for them to get tender in the boiling water - only about 10 minutes. You just want to be able to stick a fork in the potatoes without them falling apart, and then you need to drain the water and rinse the potatoes with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Part of what I love about this dish is the texture of the tender potato chunks coated in the creamy sauce and if you cook the potatoes too long they will break apart and thicken the sauce too much when you combine the two together.

Then it's more of a mashed potato dish, which is still good, but just not quite what you are going for here.

an aerial view of a white baking dish filled with Creamy Potluck Potatoes and garnished with green onion

In all honesty, I was distracted the day I photographed this pan of potatoes and went a little too far cooking my potatoes so they broke down more than I would have liked when I combined the potatoes and sauce.

But I didn't want to wait until AFTER Easter to post this when I could remake the re-photograph the potatoes so I just went with it. Just try not to boil the heck out of your potatoes. Cool?

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Creamy Potluck Potatoes

4.86 from 7 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Creamy Potluck Potatoes are total comfort food!  Cheesy and savory, this is the perfect casserole side dish to serve a crowd, whether it's a holiday dinner, family reunion, or church potluck!

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • ¾ cup medium cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fill a large pot with salted water and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, just until the potatoes are tender. Be careful not to overcook the potatoes or they will fall apart when added to the other ingredients. Drain to potatoes and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, then drain again.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cream cheese, and butter. Add in ¼ cup of the cheddar cheese, all but 1 tablespoon of the green onions, the milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir until everything is mixed together. Gently stir in the cooked potatoes, trying not to mash them too much. Pour the creamy potatoes into a large rectangular baking dish and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are completely heated through. Remove
  • the potatoes from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the remaining ½ cheddar cheese, which will melt after just a couple of minutes. Sprinkle the creamy potluck potatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 242mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g
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I enjoy exploring the world through food, culture, and travel and sharing the adventure with mostly from-scratch, family friendly recipes that I think of as modern comfort cooking.

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  1. 5 stars
    I was wondering if this was a take on funeral potatoes. This looks magnificent though. I would definitely come for seconds with this!