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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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

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

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."

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."

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."

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."

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