Loaded Mashed Potato Bake Recipe for a Crowd

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First, I should apologize, these photos are terrible. Second, it doesn’t matter because these ugly pictures shouldn’t deter you from giving these mashed potatoes a try. They are insanely good.

Last week my sister invited us out for dinner and a bonfire and I being the procrastinator I am, didn’t plan a dish to take over until the day of the get-together. Being the potato loving girl I am, I decided to keep it simple with a mashed potato bake that is out of this world good. Let me clarify, good for your taste buds, not your rear-end.

The toppings ….

loaded mashed potato toppings

The taters ….

loaded mashed potato bake

Again, less than fabulous photos. I’m absolutely kicking myself because I had to photograph these with my iPhone with horrendous lighting, but I think you get the idea. Potatoes, cheese, bacon, green onions all baked into one delicious bite. Plus all of the high calorie goodness mixed into the potatoes.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake Recipe
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Type: Side Dish
Serves: 12
  • 5 lbs yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 package Oscar Mayer Bacon, crispy fried
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup green onions, diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Peel, quarter and boil potatoes until fork tender. Drain.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat potatoes, butter, sour cream, cream cheese and milk until smooth.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes into a rectangular baking dish, top with shredded cheeses and bake at 350 for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  4. Top with bacon, green onions and serve warm.


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  1. says

    This seems like it would feed a bigger crowd. I do something similar with twice baked potatoes but they seem like more work than what they are worth. :)

  2. says

    Perfect timing on see this recipe! I have THREE massive bags of potatoes and need to cook them asap. YUM! Im going to try this tomorrow.

  3. says

    I’ll be honest…I like the photos! can’t screw up potatoes, cheese and bacon with bad lighting in my book.

  4. Sapphi says

    I’ve done a similar twist by adding the same mix of “toppings” to a basic potatoe salad recipe. Insanely good. Also excellent for bonfire type cook outs! :)

  5. says

    These look amazing. We are having them tonight for dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Stefani says

    this is great! i always struggle with cooking for a big group of people because i never know how much to make. thank you!

  7. LYNND says

    Excellent recipe, perfectly scaled for a Thanksgiving crowd. (I used a 9×13 dish.) What I like is that the sour cream and cream cheese helped the texture remain consistent. Unlike ordinary mashed or whipped potatoes, heating up the leftovers the next day proved just as good as fresh baked with no degradation in flavor or texture. This could easily be made a day in advance.

    Thank you for sharing. This recipe will make anyone look like a pro!

  8. Debi says

    I love baked potatoes (loaded of course!). My family loves mashed potatoes. This looks like a recipe that would please us all! Yum!!

  9. Catherine P says

    There should be a law against something looking that good this late at night. Now I have to save this. Yummy!!

  10. Christina Ketelsen says

    This is amazing…I made it a few weeks ago and now again tonight we are making them for our ham dinner. And yes in deed it does make a lot but we put our left overs away and the next day or the day after so there is a gap we re warm them up and eat them again.