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This simple company potatoes recipe makes a delicious potatoes recipe perfect for Sunday suppers or a large crowd.

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I would love to be able to claim these Company Potatoes as my own recipe, but the recipe is from my mother-in-law. Now, before we go much further, let me tell you a little bit about her.

I can sum it up in three words — She’s a saint!

I’m not really sure how she does it all.

She can seemingly effortlessly plan and cook a meal for 30 as easily as others cook a meal for two. She most likely learned that skill out of necessity since she raised six beautiful children who have brought her 15 grandchilden and now two great grandchildren. To say she is one of the best cooks around doesn’t do her justice. If I were stuck on a deserted island and could choose a phone call to make, she would be tops on the list for sure. She can turn just about anything into a mouth-watering meal.

I’m so thankful to her for not only the wonderful man she raised that I married, but also for sharing so many of her delicious recipes with me. I know my husband appreciates that just as much as I do!

One recipe that she would quickly declare as, “Oh, that’s just something I throw together!” are these delicious Company Potatoes. They are perfect for serving a large crowd, but can easily be adjusted for smaller or larger needs.

Here’s how she makes them.

Wash and slice your red potatoes. Place then in layers in a 9×13 baking dish.

Now pour olive oil over your potatoes, making sure to allow some to go into the bottom layers, too.

Don’t skimp on the olive oil.

Bake for about 30 minutes or so.

If you need to make these ahead, wrap them tightly and refrigerate them until ready to cook later in the day or the next day.

Then, when ready for the next steps,  just increase the cooking time to make sure they are thoroughly heated all the way through.

Okay, let’s move on to the next steps.

This is where it gets really good.

You ready?

Now spoon on about 6 ounces or so of sour cream.

Spread the sour cream around with the back of your spoon.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

At this step, you can also add in some other goodies like fried bacon that has been chopped up, chives, or even some caramelized onions. Just think of whatever you love on your baked potatoes and give them a try.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Pop back into the oven to let the cheese melt.

These go perfectly with so many dishes that it will quickly become a favorite go-to recipe for you, too.

Simple Company Potatoes Recipe

Side Dish 55 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 12
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
This simple company potatoes recipe makes a delicious potatoes recipe perfect for Sunday suppers or a large crowd.


  • 5 pounds red potatoes cleaned and sliced
  • olive oil
  • 6-8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • fried bacon chopped (optional)
  • chives chopped (optional)
  • caramelized onions optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Layer potatoes in a large baking dish.
  • Pour olive oil over potatoes.
  • Bake until potatoes are fork tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Spoon sour cream on top of potatoes and spread.
  • Add any optional items you prefer.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of sour cream and bake until cheese is bubbly and melted, about 15 more minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. This recipe is sounds wonderful. Question: Have you ever layered the chives, bacon or onions between the potato before you bake them? Thanks…and Happy Easter!

    1. I have! These potatoes are so accommodating! I’ve caramelized onions and cooked bacon and mixed in with the potatoes. I’ve mixed chives into the sour cream. I’ve added roasted garlic. I’ve even added chili of all things before! I hope you enjoy it! xoxo

  2. I love these – delicious!! I love that I can just adjust proportions to make a lovely little one pot meal for myself in a small casserole or enough for a large crowd. I added delicious ground beef but have also done with chili! Like you say – if it works with potatoes – it will taste good! Please tell your MIL I say THANK YOU!! Oooh, frozen peas are yum or any vegetable medley really!

    1. That’s wonderful, Jennifer! I’m excited that you enjoy these! I can’t tell you how many times I make these!!!
      It sounds like you have made some delicious meals with some great additions, too!
      I’ve enjoyed hearing from you – thank you so much for your kind comment! xo

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