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Our Baked Mashed Potatoes have layers of mashed potatoes and cheese all topped with bacon. This potato casserole is perfect for dinner and holiday meals!

We love potatoes!! In the past, we’ve always had classic Mashed Potatoes, but over the years we’ve tried other recipes like our Twice Baked Potato Casserole or our Parmesan Sweet Potatoes. If you love potatoes, you’ll also enjoy these recipes along with today’s baked version!

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BAked + Stuffed with So much Goodness!

It’s no secret that our family loves potatoes. That would be easy to confirm if you just searched “potato” here on the site and saw the dozens of recipes that showed up. 😉

We also like to try out new potato recipes so we can share out favorites with all of you. Today’s recipe for Baked Mashed Potatoes happens to be a new favorite and one I think you will enjoy too. With bacon and cheese on top and a layer of cheese in the middle, these potatoes are sure to be a hit! You can see from the picture above all the cheesy goodness which makes this recipe a winner in our books!

With the holidays fast approaching, we love to have yummy potato recipes for Thanksgiving AND Christmas, and I know many of you do too. This year, we will be making these BAKED and STUFFED Mashed Potatoes again because they were simple and so delicious. We’re hoping you give them a try and let us know what you think as well. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. 😀

Baked mashed potatoes in casserole dish

How to Make baked Mashed Potatoes

To make these potatoes, you begin like any classic mashed potatoes recipe – you boil the potatoes in a large pot of water. Once the water is drained, you add the potatoes back to the pot, along with butter, sour cream, garlic salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes until they are smooth.

Then, you will spoon half the potatoes into a greased pan, cover with half the cheese and bacon (An easy and favorite way to cook is bacon in the oven), and then add the remaining potatoes. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese and bacon.

Bake this for 30-35 minutes to have delicious baked mashed potatoes. You won’t believe how delicious they are.

We also have a similar version for our Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole which is just as delicious, and even has cream cheese. 😉

Stuffed mashed potatoes - baked mashed potatoes with cheese

Variations + Making Ahead

Want to change up this recipe? Here are a few ways to do that…

  • Loaded Cauliflower Mash – sub half of the potatoes or even all of the potatoes, with an equal amount of mashed cauliflower.
  • Cheese: Our favorite cheese to use is cheddar, however you can use your favorite cheese. Some ideas include Mexican four cheese blend, Monterrey jack, mozzarella, colby jack or a combination of any of these. I do want to note that freshly grated cheese melts better than the pre shredded kind from a bag.
  • Add some heat: if you want to add a little kick to your baked potatoes you can include diced jalapenos, sprinkle on red chili flakes, or top with hot sauce.
  • Other toppings: Chives, green onions and chopped parsley are our go-to’s for these!

Can you make this dish ahead of time? Indeed. Just keep refrigerated and covered for up to 48 hours in advance. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Baked mashed potatoes recipe

So cheesy and delicious!! Can’t wait to make them for Thanksgiving. 😀

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5 from 13 votes

Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Our baked mashed potatoes are fully loaded. This potato casserole is perfect for dinner and holiday meals!
Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 6 yukon gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled (divided)
  • fresh parsley chopped
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  • Add 8 cups water to a large pot, add potatoes, and bring to a boil. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain water and return potatoes to the pot.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add butter, sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper the pot and mash until smooth.
  • Spoon half of the potatoes into a greased 8×8 pan. Cover with half cup of cheese and half of bacon crumbles.
  • Add the rest of the potatoes to the pan and top with remaining cheese and bacon crumbles.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Add fresh parsley if desired. ENJOY!


Calories: 354kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 345mg, Potassium: 791mg, Fiber: 4g, Vitamin A: 485IU, Vitamin C: 19.6mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 5.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. Samantha Davis says:

    5 stars
    My favorite recipe but not just for the holidays any day with my favorite meat. Thanksgiving mashed potatoes with cheese and bacon sour cream etc.!
    It’s on.

  2. elizabeth abt says:

    5 stars
    these were great I will be making them again. Thank you for the easy recipe.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome! Glad you will 🙂 Thank you!

  3. kristina says:

    5 stars
    Mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon- my kind of dish! Easy to make and delicious.

  4. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I really like the idea of mashed potatoes in a casserole dish. Anything that can be made ahead of time is a great time saver!

  5. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    These take regular mashed potatoes up quite a few notches. SO creamy and I love the cheese and topping on top! These will definitely be making an appearance this Thanksgiving….if not sooner!

  6. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    I love baked mashed potatoes! They are still so creamy & cheesy! Everyone loves them!

  7. Joy says:

    5 stars
    Oh my, I will be baking my mashed potatoes more often!! These were wonderful!

  8. Joy says:

    5 stars
    We love potatoes at our house, so we were excited to try these. They were a hit They were so cheesy & creamy! These will be great for the upcoming holidays!

  9. Lisa Huff says:

    Wow, looks sooo good!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      It tastes good, too!! Hope you’ll try it soon! Thank you!

  10. Amy @ Pressure Cook Recipes says:

    5 stars
    Hi Kristyn,
    Potatoes are one of my weaknesses! Mashed potatoes are a definite YES! 😉
    Can’t wait for the holidays to indulge in more potato dishes.
    Have a great weekend~

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Amy…they are one of my weaknesses, too!! I don’t wait for a holiday to have some kind of potato dish! Thanks so much for sharing!!