Start with a bag of Yukon Gold potatoes…

Slice them in half and boil them in a big pot of salted water.

You can peel the skins off before you boil your potatoes but I like to keep them on.

When your potatoes are fork tender (about 20-25 minutes) drain them and put them back into your hot pot.

Time for the good stuff!

Add one whole stick of butter…

That’s right the whole thing and don’t even think of using margarine.

A can of cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup…

There is a time and a place for everything, even cream of mushroom soup.

8oz of cream cheese…

2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese…

A handful of chopped green onions…

Don’t skip the onions because the party for these potatoes don’t start until they walk in.

And a cup of milk or heavy cream whichever you prefer.

I used heavy cream. Duh.

Instead of mashing these potatoes give this pot of goodness a few good stirs. You’ll want all of your ingredients to be combined and your potatoes to be mashed but still slightly lumpy.

Also don’t forgot to taste your potatoes at this point. You might want to add a little salt and pepper to them. You know I did!

Now spoon these potatoes into a prepared¬†casserole dish and before you put these into your oven…

Mix a cup of bread crumbs with a few tablespoons of olive oil…

And sprinkle them on top of your potatoes.

Ok now you can pop this into your 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (or until the bread crumbs are nice and toasty).

These party potatoes are surprising light and fluffy for the amount goodies we put into them!

I truly hope you enjoy your family, friends, turkey and Thanksgiving this year!

4 Responses to Party Potatoes

  1. Jessica says:

    That is seriously tons and tons of fat and cholesterol. That is something I might have cooked before my husband had a stroke and heart attack. Before the age of 40.
    Yukon Gold potatoes are really good plain, I am serious. What I do with them? Cook them like you do, then add hummus and celery and some other crunchy stuff, like pickles along with some pickle juice. It is good. It is healthy. I’m not trying to be snarky here, I don’t want anyone to go through what we went through. Life without butter is better!

    • Melissa says:

      If i filtered my ideas through what bad experiences anyone might of ever had then there would be nothing to write about. Some people cannot drink wine, some have choked on a chicken bone, some are pre-dispositioned to diabetes, some eat horribly and are unhealthy. At the end of the day all we can do is expect adults to know their own limits and not live as if they are ours as well.

      All of that said, a little bit of color and opinion in the comments is awesome! AND your recipe idea IS great!

      Thank you again for posting.

      Happy thanksgiving!

  2. Mom says:

    Great story babe, those party potatoes have lots of memories. I’m so glad we enjoy the foods that we do in moderation. Let’s celebrate our great genes and our commitment to stay healthy.
    In all my cooking days, I have never used anything to replace butter. Its the real thing!

  3. Kristyn says:

    Made these for a Easter potluck yesterday. They were a hit and a little goes a long way. Looking forward to eating leftovers tonight with some grilled sausages. I should probably have a side of broccoli with it just to be nice to myself.

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