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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Everyone who has tasted these cheesy mashed potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in the entree a little later. —Brad Moritz, Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender; drain well.
  • In a bowl, mash potatoes. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion, egg, salt and pepper; beat until fluffy. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Tips

What can I put on top of mashed potatoes?

The mild, buttery flavor of mashed potatoes makes it the perfect canvas for toppings. After baking, sprinkle the top with minced green onions or chives, crumbled cooked bacon and herbs (think thyme, parsley and rosemary).

What is the best tool to mash potatoes?

A handheld masher, a potato ricer or even a fork are tools you can use to mash potatoes. Resist the temptation to dump the cooked potatoes into a food processor or blender. Overmixing gives spuds a gooey, gluey texture

What vegetables goes well with mashed potatoes?

Add more color and nutrition to the table by pairing mashed potatoes with colorful vegetables, such as Fresh Green Beans & Garlic, Roasted Carrots with Thyme or Herbed Peas.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 328 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • coconutpatty
    Dec 27, 2019

    These potatoes are creamy and delicious! They reminded me of the filling in a pierogi. I did not add cheese on top.

  • Reeca
    Sep 14, 2019

    First words out of my boyfriend's mouth after inhaling these heavenly taters: "I need this in my mouth, all the time, everyday, for the rest of my life." And I agreed, wholeheartedly. I didn't have any onion so I used a bit of onion powder instead ??, also added 5 strips of cooked bacon before putting it in the oven ??, and then put it under the broiler for a couple minutes after topping it with (extra) cheese at the end ???? Holy bomb. ?????? Killer recipe, thanks for sharing this little bit if heaven. ??????????

  • amsm
    May 20, 2019

    These potatoes are amazing as is! I will definitely be making these again.

  • autumn60
    Nov 22, 2017

    I have been making this dish for family gatherings since it was published in 2002. 15 years later, I still get requests.

  • Cliff
    Apr 17, 2017

    Wow these were really delicious! A little firmer than I like my mashed potatoes though, so next time I might add some cream. But man are they good!

  • Queenb51
    Feb 9, 2014

    The best darn cheesy mashed potato recipe the whole family can enjoy! Never have ANY leftover!!!

  • HisBeautifulBlessing
    Jul 15, 2012

    I made these to go with dinner tonight, an my husband has already requested that I make them more often! I'm thinking of playing with a couple different cheeses even. These potatoes were so creamy and delicious... Definitely a keeper!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Apr 12, 2012

    Made this for Easter & everyone loved it! I did not add the onion. Next time I will only add 1 teaspoon of the salt - it was definitely too salty for my taste. Based on the expression on my mom's face, it was too salty for her, too, but she was too polite to say so.

  • Emily Phillips
    Jan 31, 2012

    I didn't peel the potatoes, so it gave the dish an earthy, hearty feel and taste. I did decrease the cream cheese by half and used 1% milk to moisten and cut calories.

  • AprylVolk
    Jan 2, 2012

    this were a HUGE hit at our family Christmas gathering...will definitely make again!