Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
12 servings
45 min

What my family LOVES mashed potatoes, I am not a huge fan. I tend to think they are bland and lack a lot of flavor. So I decided to jazz them up a bit by adding ingredients you would normally find on a loaded baked potato such as sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese. The outcome as amazing; as my husband would say, "I knocked it out of the park" with this one!

Just beware, this is NOT a diet friendly recipe, but the calories are worth every bite!

Mixing in 1 cup of sour cream, 1 cup whole milk, 2 sticks (yes, 2 sticks) of butter, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon takes everyday mashed potatoes to a whole new level.

Top the potatoes with more cheese and bacon, and bake to create a cheesy, indulgent crust on the casserole.

This recipe makes a lot so it would be the perfect dish to take to any potluck or gathering.

The outcome is a creamy, cheesy, savory side dish that will be a hit with all of your family and friends.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened and sliced into cubes.
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place cubed potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until potatoes are soft and can be pierced with a fork ( about 15 minutes).
Meanwhile, sit sour cream, butter, and milk out to come to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain potatoes, place in a large bowl, and add butter, sour cream, milk salt and pepper. Mash or blend until smooth.
Fold in 2 cups of cheddar cheese, and bacon (leaving about 1/4 cup bacon for topping) and pour into a large casserole dish.
Top with 2 cups of cheddar cheese, and the rest of the crumbled bacon.
Cook for 20 minutes and serve!
  • You may add sliced green onions if desired.
  • This casserole can be made up to 2 days ahead of time and baked when ready to consume.