This is a cheesy, savory potato dish made with Velveeta®, sour cream, and onions. It is a favorite among all who try it.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork; drain, and and cut into cubes.

  • Melt cheese and 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat, stirring frequently. Remove the pan from the heat; stir in the sour cream, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir the potatoes into the cheese mixture, and transfer to a 2 quart casserole dish. Dot the top of the potatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, and sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake in preheated oven until hot, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

368.7 calories; 10.7 g protein; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 61.7 mg cholesterol; 755.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
My husband hates sour cream so I was a bit worried about this one, but he loved it. It didn't have a strong sour cream taste and was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
These potatoes are just okay in my opinion. Very bland and desperately in need of something to make them special. They're basically just cheesy potatoes. If I make them again I'll definitely add garlic and cayenne and maybe even some green or red pepper and chives. There's not enough onion in the recipe to even taste it. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
My husband hates sour cream so I was a bit worried about this one, but he loved it. It didn't have a strong sour cream taste and was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2009
My husband hates sour cream so I was a bit worried about this one, but he loved it. It didn't have a strong sour cream taste and was delicious. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
This was FANTASTIC! I had my in-laws and parents for dinner so I doubled it. It was creamy and so good. I added bacon bits and sprinkled the top with chives too. Very very good! I will make this forever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
I have tried unsuccessfully to make cheese potatoes for years. THey tend to be too greasy or not cooked enough. THis was awesome and I will use it every time. Everything is better Pittsburgh-style!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2009
I liked the which from scalloped potatoes which I usually make. I did alter the recipe with less onion for a picky eater and I changed the velveta to 1 1/2 cups and half a cup of mozzerella. I also added about 1/8 tsp garlic powder and right before I took it out I put additional cheese and some chopped cooked bacon on top. Everyone loved them but next time I will put in the 1/3 cup onion for sure. Thanks! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
Quick and easy. Watch the the cheese/butter in saucepan. Will burn easy even on low setting w/ gas stove. Must stir constantly. Lots of flavor. My 14 yr old son loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
Quick and easy to make not a lot of fuss. I had several baked potatoes left over from a previous meal and used them. Very creamy and oh so good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
Very good potatoes! I am from Pittsburgh and It brought back very happy memories. Thank you! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I grew up just south of Pittsburgh and this is always a staple at picnics and family reunions. Thanks for posting. I always forget to ask for the recipe!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
I made as directed but added some leftover ham. The whole family loved it. The sour cream & onions made them so flavorful. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
These potatoes are just okay in my opinion. Very bland and desperately in need of something to make them special. They're basically just cheesy potatoes. If I make them again I'll definitely add garlic and cayenne and maybe even some green or red pepper and chives. There's not enough onion in the recipe to even taste it. Read More
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