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Sour Cream Potatoes

One of the great things about these creamy potatoes is they turn out even better if you make them a couple days ahead and bake them on the day you serve them till they're golden brown on top.—Krista Smith Kliebensteain, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 10 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook for until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, milk, 1 tablespoon butter, parsley and garlic salt; beat until smooth.
  • Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Dot with remaining butter; sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30-40 minutes.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 14, 2018

    There was way too much milk in this recipe. The potatoes came out much looser than I wanted them too. I should have gone with my gut and just added milk until the consistency I prefer was reached. I understand the name is sour cream potatoes, but I was hoping that you could taste the potatoes as well. Too much sour cream for me. I would make this again with major adjustments.

  • Barbara Fay
    Jul 14, 2016

    This recipe is now my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. Love the creamy texture!

  • SBKitchen
    Nov 28, 2014

    I made these for Thanksgiving and these were creamy and delicious. I did the same; left some of the skins on some of the potatoes. I also made the recipe the night before, then baked it 40 mins prior to dinner. The recipe can easily be doubled, which I did for the big dinner, except I increased the sour cream by only an add'tl 1/2 cup. Everyone liked them; will be a feature at holiday dinners and special occasions.

  • bjvogt
    Nov 18, 2011

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  • abreendre
    Oct 19, 2011

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  • ANN23GER
    Nov 18, 2010

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  • ksmithco
    Jul 7, 2010

    My family loved these potatoes. I was told that they go on the "make again" list. I agree that they only get better with time. They were great the first night and even better the second. I made them along with the Grilled Sirloin Roast and Coconut Pineapple Cake that go with this as "My Mom's Best Meal".

  • hollyespen
    Apr 5, 2010

    Definately delicious! Served these yummy potatoes with oven fried pork chops! If you love mashed potatoes then you will be delighted with these!

  • krystaljoy
    Feb 1, 2010

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  • wintermom9597
    Sep 14, 2009

    I used 10 potatoes, but only peeled 5, left the skin on the other five. Used reduced fat cream cheese and sour cream and skim milk to cut down on the fat.