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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Look no further. The perfect Thanksgiving side dish is here! If you like loaded baked potatoes, you’ll love these loaded mashed potatoes. They are creamy, fluffy, cheesy, and delicious crispy bits of bacon and green onions hidden in every bite.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Cooked and mashed potatoes are mixed with sour cream, milk, shredded cheddar, grated parmesan, green onions, and crispy crumbled bacon and then baked until the cheese melts to perfection. You can top them with extra bacon and cheese to make the most amazing homemade loaded mashed potatoes you will ever taste.

Your guests will be delighted!

How To Make Loaded Mashed Potatoes

  1. Place potatoes in a large dutch oven, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 mins or until potatoes is tender.
  2. Drain, return potatoes to the pot, and add the sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and pepper to the hot potatoes.
  3. Mash with a potato masher or a hand-held mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the parmesan cheese and 2 cups of shredded cheddar.
  5. Place the mashed potatoes inside a baking dish, top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon, and sliced green onions.
  6. Bake for 30 mins or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What To Serve with Loaded Mashed Potatoes?

Turkey, of course! The perfect Thanksgiving includes baked turkey, loaded mashed potatoes, baked green bean casserole, and homemade biscuits.

But this is also the perfect side dish for meatloaf, fried chicken, or any grilled meats. It is also great paired with steamed or roasted veggies, including brussels sprouts.

Cooking Tips

  1. You can adjust the amount of milk depending on how fluffy you like your mashed potatoes. Add more if you feel they are too thick. I would start adding ½ cup and go up from there.
  2. Remember that parmesan cheese is a bit salty, so go easy on the salt and try it after adding it. You can always add more salt later.
  3. You can mix the bacon and green onions into the mashed potatoes, but I like to serve them on top.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 12 - SERVINGS
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 4 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Boil the cubed potatoes until soft, about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Add the sour cream, butter, milk, salt, and pepper to the hot potatoes and mash them with a potato masher or with a hand-held mixer
  3. Mix in the parmesan cheese and 2 cups of shredded cheddar
  4. Place mashed potatoes in a baking dish
  5. Top with the remaining ½ cup shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon, sliced green onion, and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted

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