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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Tired of the same old mashed potatoes, I whipped up this new family favorite. We can't get enough of them at our house. Often, I'll prepare this dish ahead and refrigerate it. Then I bake it just before serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese blend, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add the sour cream, milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat on medium-low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in 2 cups cheese, bacon and onions.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Loaded Mashed Potatoes in Country Woman January/February 2001, p31

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"Im 15 wasnt sure if i would be able to pull it off because im not much of a cook but i just got finished, eating it now and its AMAZING ! Definately going to show this recipe to my family. Thank u for sharing !(:"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Made this for a friend's birthday dinner and it was a huge hit. My family also requested it for Christmas dinner as well. So easy to prepare, I made the casserole a day ahead (for Christmas) as suggested by another reviewer, so glad I did. There was no difference in taste or texture."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I prepared these delicious potatoes for our Christmas dinner and they were the hit of the dinner. Everyone loved them and I had to send half of what was left home with son and daughter in law. We all went back for seconds. Other than omitting the onions, I followed the directions exactly. This recipe has found a permanent place in my recipe file. Here is the link to my review: I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Absolutely delicious. I love loaded baked potatoes and this recipe makes it so easy to do it for a crowd. It also makes a very attractive dish."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"I've made this several times and my husband loves it. I always halve the recipe: 4 medium potatoes, 4 slices of bacon, but 3 green onions, since there is no such thing as too much green onion. :-) Made these again tonight, but discovered at the last minute that the sour cream had gone bad. So I substituted some crumbed feta cheese. Awesome!"

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