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Potato Side Dish Recipes: Creamy Casseroles with Cheese, Broccoli, Onions

Updated on November 4, 2007

Potatoes can make hearty, delicious side dishes any time of the year. Baked potatoes, potato salad, and mashed potatoes are some of the many great potato recipes that are staples in many homes throughout the world. These are just a few of the many satisfying and tasty side dishes featuring these tasty tubers.

The next time you're feeling a little adventurous in the kitchen, try one of these less common, yet equally satisfying and yummy potato side dish recipes:

Broccoli, Potato, and Cheese Casserole


  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups sour cream (do not use fat free)
  • 1/4 cup milk, half and half, or heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups cubed, cooked potatoes (or 2 bags frozen diced potatoes, thawed)
  • 1/2 pound chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, stirring well to combine. Note: If using frozen broccoli, be sure to thaw and drain before starting to mix ingredients together. Bake for 30 minutes, or until casserole is hot and bubbly. If desired, garnish with additional shredded cheddar prior to serving.

Potato and Onion Casserole


  • 6 medium to potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 3 cups of sliced onion (yellow, red, or a mixture of the two varieties)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter in a skillet and sauté the onions until brown and tender. Add soup, water, salt, and pepper. Place the potatoes in a casserole dish and cover with half the shredded cheddar cheese. Spread the onions out over the layer of potatoes and cheddar. Top the onions with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through and bubbly.

Serving Suggestions

These great potato casserole recipes are the perfect pairings for all types of meals, from weeknight family dinners to holiday celebrations. They work well with meatloaf, fried chicken, baked or smoked turkey, ham, and many other types of main dishes. Serve one of these casseroles along with a freshly cooked entrée and a green vegetable for a hearty meal that anyone will enjoy.

For those who prefer not to eat meat, or are trying to reduce their meat consumption, these great potato side dish recipe ideas can even stand alone as meatless main dish entrees, thanks to the protein from the cheddar cheese in the recipes.

Other Ideas:

If you like sweet potatoes, aka yams, visit my 3 Sweet Potato Recipes hub.


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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    These recipes sound delicious and I plan to try them soon, Thanks for sharing.