Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Casserole

Sides · April 20, 2018

This AMAZING side dish takes mashed potatoes to a new level! Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole is filled with potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, cheese, bacon and more. No other casserole is as creamy, cheesy, and delicious as this cheese potato casserole!

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Have I mentioned my love for potatoes?! The starchy vegetable is my favorite, and it’s probably a favorite of yours too since I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like potatoes. 😉 Ever since I was little, mashed potatoes have been a favorite and is something my mom made at least once or twice a month. Surprisingly, I’ve only made mashed potatoes a handful of times for my own family but I do make several other versions to change things up to where we have them at least once or twice a month as well. A few months ago, I decided to try even another way to make potatoes using a recipe for Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole.

How did they turn out?? This mashed potato casserole was PHENOMENAL!! In fact, I felt like it was a little easier than regular potatoes and that it was even more flavorful. It’s probably because there was cream cheese, butter, sour cream, more cheese and bacon to go with it. In fact, this pretty much reminded me of Twice Baked Potatoes and although I have a recipe for Twice Baked Potato Casserole that is great, this one is more creamy!!

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon on top!!

How to make this Mashed Potato Casserole:

The awesome thing about this recipe is that you can make it ahead and refrigerate it. This is helpful if you’re making several dishes for a holiday meal or bit gathering! Here are the instructions.

  1. Peel and cube the potatoes, then place them in a pot and add enough water to just cover the potatoes. Bring them to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and mash the potatoes using a masher or spoon. Add sour cream, butter, cream cheese and milk, then mix until until well combined. Add salt and pepper. Next, fold in half of the bacon, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and the parmesan cheese. Mix well.
  3. Spoon the potatoes into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and bacon.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with green onions and ENJOY

NOTE: If you are making this ahead and refrigerate it for a while, bake for an extra 10 minutes or so. About 30-35 minutes total. 😉

I also love that this recipe can feed up to 10 or 12. It’s great if you are having company over and like I mentioned before, it’s super easy!! If you love potatoes as much as me this recipe is a MUST in the monthly rotation. We’ll be in Arizona for Thanksgiving so I’m going to volunteer to make this for Turkey Day. I think these make ahead mashed potatoes will be a hit with the whole family!!

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole recipe

This AMAZING side dish takes mashed potatoes to a new level! Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole is filled with potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, cheese, bacon and more. No other casserole is as creamy, cheesy, and delicious as this cheese potato casserole! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 469 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 5 lb potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 12 slices bacon cooked, chopped, and divided
  • 2 c cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese
  • green onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Peel and cube potatoes.

  2. Place in pot and add water until just covering potatoes. Bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 18-20 minutes.

  3. Drain water and mash potatoes using a masher or spoon. Add sour cream, butter, cream cheese and milk until well combined. Add salt and pepper. Fold in ½ the bacon, 1 cup cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. Mix well.

  4. Spoon into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and the rest of the bacon.

  5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with green onions and ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

If making ahead refrigerate until ready to bake, and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 883mg 37%
Potassium 912mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 26.3%
Calcium 29.6%
Iron 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from McCormick

ENJOY!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

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    Melissa

    I love potatoes too! Especially mashed potatoes and funeral potatoes and pretty much any kind of potato with sour cream involved. This recipe looks divine! Definitely going to try this one!
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    Denise/DIY Crush

    This recipe looks amazing!! My kind of mashed potatoes! 😉 I’d love to have you come over and link your post up to my craft party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday! I also pin every post!
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    Anne Marie

    This dish was excellent!!! Everyone had seconds!! The only modifications I made was to go low fat……low fat sour cream, cream cheese and shredded cheese……I also used uncured bacon. ♡

    familyhomerecipesru

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe, I think the dish turned out just delicious, decoration is great, definitely try to cook.

    Cathy

    This sounds awesome! Do you think it would freeze well?

    J.Girl :)

    do you have to use the sour cream?

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried it without it. The sour cream definitely makes it creamy and gives it a taste, but you could substitute it for something else, if you prefer something different. If you try it another way, let me know what you used or if you just left it out. Thanks!!

      Lora denzik

      You can always use milk or heavy cream

    Dianne

    Can you put this together the day before?

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t put it together that far in advance. The most is the morning of, but I’m sure it would be ok, since it’s in the fridge. Just cover it well! Let me know how it comes out. Thanks!!

        Dianne

        Thanks! Will do! I wanted to take it to a family reunion in a couple of weeks which about a 2 hour drive and is at mid day. Wanted to make it the evening before.

        Courtney

        What about if I just made this for my husband and I like what are amounts then

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