Party Potatoes Deluxe


Party Potatoes Deluxe are a staple at my family’s holiday get-togethers. Creamy, crunchy, and decadent!

Crunchy Party Potatoes Deluxe |

I am this excited to share today’s Week of Thanksgiving Favorites recipe with you: Party Potatoes Deluxe!

I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!! (Hey, there’s a time and a place for multi exclamation points, and this is definitely it!)


Party Potatoes Deluxe is my Mom’s specialty potato dish that she serves every year for not only Thanksgiving, but also Christmas, Easter and every special occasion in between. I can’t remember a single holiday over the last 25+ years where it hasn’t been served.


In case you hadn’t picked up on it, butter puts the deluxe in Party Potatoes Deluxe. And the party, for that matter. It gives the creamy dish a rich and decadent flavor, and the crushed cornflake crumbs on top an audible crunch.


While mashed potatoes & gravy will always have their place at the Thanksgiving table, my family will always make room for Party Potatoes Deluxe!


Party Potatoes Deluxe

Serves 8


Party Potatoes Deluxe are a staple at my family's holiday get-togethers. Creamy, crunchy, and decadent!


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1lb country-style frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 1/4 cup butter in an 8x8 casserole dish in the oven while it heats.
  2. Meanwhile, combine hash browns, green onion, sour cream, cheese and soup in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to the casserole dish after the butter has melted. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in the microwave, then mix with crushed cornflakes. Sprinkle on top of the potatoes evenly and bake for 15 more minutes.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats,


This ultimate potato dish is definitely a bit high on the calorie scale, but for a special holiday, it’s worth the splurge. Hope you’ll give it a shot (I know Iowa Mom Eats would be very pleased!)


In other news, I have to share the workout you’ll want to squeak in before you make these bad boys. You butter better believe you’re going to need it – muwahaha! ;)

So, back story, I’m working on a big recipe page update project for the blog (pumped!) and every night I’ve been taking an hour or two to go back through my old posts and categorize/reformat all the recipes I’ve made over the past 2 1/2 years.


Although it’s tedious, it’s also kind of fun to weed through my past life and take note of what’s changed over the years.

For one, I use far less exclamation marks in my posts these days. (I can’t believe!!! I used to type!!! LIKE THIS!!!!! ;) )

Also, I was a hard core gym rat last year! Like, regularly spent an hour there on cardio alone. Who was I?

It’s not like I phone it in these days, but I’m at a weird point between saying goodbye to outdoor running, and embracing the gym for the winter season, and am certainly not putting in the kind of hours I was last year…which probably explains the extra “winter padding” I’ve accumulated over the past couple weeks.

Double blerg.

Anyway, yesterday I found this 30-10-20 Cardio Workout that I described as “fun” and proclaimed to “love” last winter, so I decided to give it a shot again today to see if I still felt the same:

30 Minute Treadmill Run (including 1 minute on either end for warm-up/cool down)

Time Speed
0-1 4.0
1-6 6.5
6-11 7.0
11-16 7.5
16-21 6.5
21-26 7.0
26-31 7.5
31-32 4.0
Total: 3.7 miles

10 Minute Treadmill Walk

Time Speed Incline
0-10 4.0-4.2 4-5%
Total: .7 miles

20 Minutes Stair Stepper

Time Steps Per Minute
0-3 60
3-5 80
5-6 100
6-9 60
9-11 80
11-12 100
12-15 60
15-17 80
17-18 100
18-20 60

The last 10 minutes of the stair stepper routine kind of dragged on, but yep – totally doable and I felt great afterwards. Kind of got me excited to get into more of a routine at the gym.

Have a great night!


How was your life different now than it was 1 year ago?

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