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Pittsburgh Potatoes

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 30 m servings 369
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 Servings)


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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until hot, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 369 calories; 23.2 30.9 10.7 62 755 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

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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 ...

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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.

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-...

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 mak...

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...

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.

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.

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!! :)

Very good potatoes! I am from Pittsburgh and It brought back very happy memories. Thank you!

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!