Loaded Mashed Potato Cups are a new and tasty way to serve leftover mashed potatoes!
Try this mashed potato cups recipe for the perfect side dish your family will love! Tasty and fun, these little potato cups have all the rich and creamy goodness of mashed potatoes baked into muffin tins and topped with melted cheddar cheese! Plus they are perfectly portable which makes them excellent to take to a party or a potluck!
Loaded Mashed Potato Cups
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
What’s not to love about one of our favorite comfort foods? We just retooled them into individual bites of colorful, savory goodness. We can’t promise they’ll be low carb, but we can guarantee that smaller portions mean fewer calories, right?
Ingredients and Variations
POTATOES We like to use Yukon Gold potatoes for mashed potatoes because they have just the right amount of starch in them to make them light and fluffy. The muffin tin tray for this recipe makes 12 potato cups which equates to about 4 cups of mashed potatoes. If you are making a fresh batch of mashed potatoes for this recipe, we recommend you start with 6 medium-sized potatoes.
DAIRY Sour cream makes them especially creamy, but cream cheese will do as well as heavy whipping cream. Butter and Parmesan cheese take the flavor up a notch!
VEGGIES This recipe calls for chives. Feel free to add shredded zucchini or finely chopped broccoli for a shot of extra nutrition. Garnish the tops with green onions or extra bacon bits!
BACON Bacon is always perfect on loaded mashed potatoes, and these mashed potato cups are no different.
How To Make Potato Cups
Mashed potato cups are as easy to make as 1, 2, 3!
- Mix mashed potatoes with sour cream, butter, bacon, chives, and parmesan.
- Pack mixture evenly into muffin tins and then brush with remaining melted butter. Top with cheddar cheese.
- Bake according to recipe until tops are golden brown.
PRO TIP: Place cooked mashed potato cups under the broiler for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream, cheese sauce or salsa on top!
Time Saving Tips
- Pre-purchased bacon bits will work if you are short on time and can’t fry bacon.
- Even premade mashed potatoes can be purchased in the deli or freezer section of your supermarket. But just remember, this recipe is perfect for leftover mashed potatoes!
Can You Freeze Mashed Potato Cups?
These little mashed potato cups can be frozen easily and will last for about 6 months! Simply place cooked potato cups in the refrigerator overnight to make sure they are completely cooled and then cover with plastic wrap. Freeze the cups until they are solid, then pop them out of the muffin tin and save them in a freezer bag with the date labeled on the outside.
Other Tasty Potato Recipes To Try!
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes – 30 minute recipe!
- Creamy Potato Soup – perfect for leftover mashed potatoes.
- Loaded Mashed Potato Balls – fun and easy!
- Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes – for cheese lovers.
- Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe – a classic recipe.
Loaded Mashed Potato Cups
- 4 cups mashed potatoes
- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon chives
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
- 2 tablespoons melted butter divided
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin tin.
- Combine potatoes, sour cream, 1 tablespoon melted butter, bacon, chives, and parmesan in a bowl.
- Fill and press each tin with the potato mixture. Brush tops with the remaining melted butter and top with cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly before removing from tin.