Recipes/Pacific Northwest Potatoes

Pacific Northwest Potatoes
KCTS 9 Cooks Dinner

Presented by: Paula Nemzek, KCTS 9 Cooks

Cook's Note: Adapted from a recipe in KCTS 9 Cooks Potatoes, by Robert Jacobsen of Issaquah. One of my favorite Cooks recipes; we have it every year on Christmas Eve.

serves 8


  • 9-10 medium-sized red potatoes
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8-10 ounces smoked Pacific Northwest salmon
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, including some greens


In advance, prick the potatoes with a fork (keep the skins on) and cook them in the microwave just until tender, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on size of the potatoes and your microwave. Cool and slice.

In a saucepan, combine the milk, sour cream, cheddar cheese, mustard, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Cook over medium heat just until the cheese melts. Do not boil. Sauce may look lumpy, but it will cook out just fine.

In a well-greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, add the sliced potatoes. Sprinkle salmon bits and green onion over the potatoes and cover with the sauce. Bake uncovered in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour.



Who cares about nutritional info?? Killjoy. This recipe looks freakin delicious!


Calories are worth watching for health reasons; I'm pre-diabetic so I indulge in a high-calorie choice only occasionally. I need to consider fiber, too, so I like that the skins are left on the potatoes for this recipe. I'd appreciate nutritional information, for sure.


This is a general comment and is not aimed at this recipe particularly. I love the Cooks programing and recipes but I really would like the nutritional information to be included with each recipe. Many people are monitoring various aspects of the food they eat and need this information to make educated choice. This recipe sounds wonderful and absolutely worth trying…but need the nutritional info!
Many thanks for considering this addition to your wonderful recipes!

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