Creamy Calico Mashed Potatoes

Caroline ShupertRecipes


This rich, creamy, and cheesy potato recipe came from a friend at church several years ago. Everyone seems to love it.

When you want a special potato dish this one is a great choice. Best of all it is not hard to make.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
45 Min


Add to Grocery List

3-4 lb
red potatoes, quartered but not peeled
6 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
half and half or heavy cream
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium
red bell pepper, chopped
chopped green onions (use both green and white parts)
1/2 tsp
sea salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
3/4 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese, divided

How to Make Creamy Calico Mashed Potatoes


  • 1Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes.
  • 2Add the cream cheese, butter and cream. Beat until blended. Stir in the green pepper, red pepper, onions, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 3Spoon into a greased 11 by 7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy Calico Mashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

Show 1 Comment & Review

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Everyone loves potatoes, and these recipes are crazy delicious. From main meals to side dishes, these potato recipes scream comfort food!

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!