Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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This is one comforting side dish that you can prepare ahead. My brother was always quick to dive into these creamy and fluffy potatoes when Mom served them with dinner. My sisters and I kept our eyes on him to be sure we'd get our fair share. -Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 large potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) cream-style cottage cheese
  • 5 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 303 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cook potatoes until tender; drain. Place in a large bowl. Add milk, salt and 1 tablespoon butter; beat until light and fluffy. Fold in egg, sour cream, cottage cheese and onions. Place in a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine the cracker crumbs and remaining butter; sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This dish can be made ahead and refrigerated. Sprinkle crumbs on top just before baking.
Originally published as Baked Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p35

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Summy User ID: 1386846 4674
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I've made this for years. Delicious make-ahead dish."

PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 9460
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I made these last year for Thanksgiving and i will be making them again this year great make ahead mashed we love them."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 6256
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I have been asked to bring this many times. Everyone is surprised by the cottage cheese. I'm glad I tried it."

patde User ID: 6166067 9546
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"This recipe was wonderful I am having it for Thanksgiving this year it will help save time because I can make it the day before plus it got a thumbs up from my whole family thanks for sharing."

1968Debra User ID: 5605293 6255
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"I have always made my mashed potatoes with cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. It gives them a creamy flavor, but not so heavy."

Stacey4 User ID: 2823471 8875
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This mashed potato recipe was very good and a nice change from the classic twice baked potato casserole. My family didn't notice the cottage cheese and I felt that it was a yummy addition. However, the casserole was a little runny so I did add two extra potatoes and cooked the casserole for about 20 minutes extra. I will make this again"

angelbaby52585 User ID: 5418432 9458
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"I loved these potatoes!!!! I added cream cheese also and family loved them...had no idea there was cottage cheese in them and I'll never tell so they will continue to eat good!!!"

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 16582
Reviewed May. 13, 2010 Edited Dec. 2, 2014

"Question: How far ahead have you made the potatoes? Also do Red potatoes or Russet potatoes taste better in this recipe? Does anyone know if the leftovers can be frozen? Thanks in advance"

downundercanadian User ID: 4302163 16581
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"Unfortunately this was not a hit with my children. They could taste the cottage cheese and I had to cover it with the sauce from Porcupine Meatballs just to get them to eat it."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 16580
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"Love these potatoes! The men in the family always scrape the dish clean, even my son who won't normally eat cottage cheese."

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