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Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Baked Mashed Potatoes

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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."

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"

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!!!"

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"

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."

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."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2009

"These are delicious. I thought cottage cheese in mashed potatoes wouldn't be very good but I didn't even know it was there. Great with Porcupine Meatballs."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"Need to try this one !"

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