Loaded Mashed Potato Bake Recipe
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Loaded Mashed Potato Bake Recipe

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These comforting and creamy mashed potatoes from the Test Kitchen will warm up guests on a cold winter evening. Loaded with all the right ”stuff,” this side is an instant pleaser.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound red potatoes (about 3 medium), cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup real bacon bits, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 268 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein .


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the potatoes, milk and butter until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, 3 tablespoons bacon bits, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Top with onion and remaining bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Loaded Mashed Potato Bake in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p7

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cee-jay 116843
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"My last post should read: Can all or part of this recipe be made ahead of time? Sorry about the last one."

cee-jay 208500
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"Question: Call all of part of this recipe be made ahead of time? Has anyone prepared it this way?"

sharprn 167844
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Easy and delicious. I made it for Easter dinner and it is now a favorite with all."

sharprn 147580
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"loved it. Will have to double it for a dinner party. It's a keeper"

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