christmas cheese potatoes with peppers and pimentos
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5 from 2 votes

Christmas Cheesy Potatoes

Diced green peppers and pimentos give these Christmas cheesy potatoes a festive look. They're the perfect, comforting side dish to your holiday meal.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dinner, christmas potatoes, christmas side dish, holiday dinner, potatoes side dish
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/4 cups milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green peppers
  • 4 cups peeled, cubed and cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimentos
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, then use a whisk to blend it in. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook and whisk this mixture over medium-low heat until it is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the cheese to the sauce pan and mix until smooth.
  • In a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, add the cooked potatoes, green pepper and pimentos. Reserve a few for the top of the casserole if you'd like.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the top of the potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the melted butter. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs overtop the cheese covered potatoes. If you reserved a few of the green peppers and pimentos, add them to the very top of the casserole.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and heated through.



The calories shown are based on the recipe being divided 7 ways, with 1 serving being about 3/4 cup. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 5.1mg