Mom's Famous Potatoes

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"This is out of a local TV Cookbook by KCTS Cooks (favorite recipes). Sent in by a Bellevue, Washington viewer. She said it's always requested for special family gatherings, and can be prepared ahead of time."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (416.8 g)
  • Calories 559.9
  • Total Fat - 28 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 77.8 mg
  • Sodium - 714 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 33.2 g
  • Calcium - 916 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Boil potatoes in salted water until not quite done.

Step 3

Drain, cool and scrape off peels.

Step 4

Grate potatoes into a large bowl, using the big holes of the grater.

Step 5

Peel onion, cut in half and slice very thin.

Step 6

Mix onions with potatoes.

Step 7

Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Step 8

Grate cheese and add to potatoes saving about 1 cup for top.

Step 9

Add sour cream and mix well.

Step 10

Taste and adjust seasonings.

Step 11

Pile into a 9 X 13-inch baking dish and top with remaining cup of cheese.

Step 12

Sprinkle with paprika.

Step 13

Bake for approximately 1 hour.

Step 14

If prepared ahead and refrigerated, allow more baking time.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a great potato dish. My DH really loved how the potatoes were cooked and then grated. Our usual dish is made with frozen hashbrowns. I am glad to have tried this but I probably won't make this again. It takes way to much time for all the steps. I don't have much time to get dinner done each day with my work schedule.

review by:
(21 Jan 2020)


We loved mom's potatoes Teresa. 10 stars all day. What a great potato dish. Thank you for sharing a dish that we will enjoy for a long time to come. Made for Autumn Fever 2019. Kudos to you on making it into my Best of 2019 Cookbook.

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(19 Nov 2019)

Lynn (diner524)

Delicious potatoes!! I made this to go along with a recipe for Pecan Chicken in Bourbon Sauce and it was the perfect side!! My sister was here to visit/vacation and she liked them but still liked her version better with the cream of chicken soup and cheddar combination. I on the other hand enjoyed a new twist/taste. Thanks for sharing another great recipe Teresa!! Made for newest tag game.

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(30 May 2016)