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Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

"This new twist on an old favorite is great for company because it makes plenty," assures Debra Francis of Nathalie, Virginia. "The original recipe called for baked potatoes, but boiling them is quicker."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives, optional


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash. Add sour cream, butter, salt and pepper; beat until smooth and fluffy.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon and chives if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 224 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Judie
    Jun 30, 2019

    I made one fourth recipe, which made two perfect sized servings, I loved this recipe because it went together in a flash and had less cheese, butter and sour cream than many other au gratin type recipes but was just as flavorful and delicious. I just flipped to the page with the recipe in my cookbook binder and decided to make whatever appeared and was delighted with this surprise.

  • Isolda
    Jun 16, 2008

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