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 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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Camer0nleigh User ID: 8354591 225585
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 !(:"

bar88 User ID: 7460793 216348
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."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 216065
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."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 29680
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."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 204044
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!"

Ruddoc User ID: 7515380 90716
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"It was a huge hit and will make again."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 70944
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"The guys have declared this a Keeper! Big hit this Thanksgiving."

scotland1 User ID: 1426757 34386
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Made it for a family get together. Everybody loved it. Yes, I'll make it again for this Thanksgiving. It is a winner."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 76058
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"I love mashed potatoes with any meal and I like the ingredients used in this. I make one similar but only use sour cream and cream cheese. It never dawned on me to make them loaded!"

christycincy User ID: 6445428 111398
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"So good and pretty easy! Leftovers were great, too!"

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