Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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Anytime the need for old-fashioned comfort food strikes, this loaded mashed potatoes casserole is sure to please. Loaded mashed potatoes is a totally customizable recipe that’s perfect for company or a night with the family at home.

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes


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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

We love this one because it’s really beyond easy! In three steps this hearty casserole goes from counter to stove to tabletop — how amazing is that? For newer home cooks (or young chefs?) homemade casseroles are always a great way to teach and perfect kitchen skills!

Ingredients and Variations

MAIN INGREDIENTS Every loaded mashed potatoes recipe has two main ingredients: potatoes and cheese! After that, it’s up to you!

MEAT Add leftover chicken, turkey, bacon or ground beef. Even ground sausage tastes great!

VEGGIES Add some green peas, diced bell peppers, or sliced mushrooms. But chopped broccoli and cauliflower can boost the texture and nutritional value!

PRO TIP: Instant mashed potatoes are easily subbed for making fresh mashed potatoes, so give them a try if time is tight!

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How To Make Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This mashed potato casserole is quick and super easy to make – easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients except for a half cup of the cheddar cheese and scoop into a greased casserole dish.
  2. Top with remaining cheese and bake about 30 minutes, or until the cheese topping is melted and the casserole is hot.
  3. Serve an optional garnish of sour cream and chopped green onions, if desired.

What Goes Well with Mashed Potatoes?

Casseroles are always a complete meal in their own, but we like some sides to round out the meal. Try it alongside some oven roasted asparagus and a tomato salad. Dinner wouldn’t be complete without some yummy pizza dough breadsticks.

Recipe Tips

  • Prep loaded mashed potato casserole in the morning and bake when you get home!
  • Keep leftovers covered in the fridge and reheat in the microwave or under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • Freeze in individual portions in aluminum foil and plastic wrap. Label with the date outside and they’ll keep about a month!

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole with melted cheese on top after cooking

Other Delicious Potato Casseroles To Try!

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5 from 7 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole, Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This loaded mashed potato casserole is an easy, comfort food dish that's a family favorite!

  • 6 cups mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • sour cream for garnish
  1. Mix mashed potatoes, sour cream, green onion, garlic powder, butter, bacon and 1 cup of the cheese.

  2. Spread into a greased 2QT baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

  3. Bake at 350˚ for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are hot.

  4. Garnish with sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include garnish

Nutrition Information
Calories: 256, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 248mg, Potassium: 376mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 220%, Vitamin C: 24.3%, Calcium: 78%, Iron: 0.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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12 comments on “Loaded Mashed Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    My family would love this one! And the fact that its so easy to make, that’s a big bonus!

  2. 5 stars
    What a great way to use mashed potatoes. It looks delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    LOve casseroles very easy to make and a homey rustic dish that you can bring to the table for family-style dining, The idea of a loaded mashed potato casserole is perfect. Comforting option and so yummy

  4. 5 stars
    YUM! This looks so yummy! Love all the flavors going on.

  5. 5 stars
    Potato is a delicious option when you surely want an awesome meal. Kids love it and so great meals too.

  6. 5 stars
    We are big mashed potato fans around my home! This looks so good I think I may just serve this as a meal!!

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