Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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 Loaded 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. 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.

This year, we will be making these 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. 😀

Stuffed Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How to Make STUFFED 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, and then add the remaining potatoes. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese and bacon.

Bake this for 30-35 minutes to have delicious loaded 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. 😉

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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 minutes.

Other toppings for loaded mashed potatoes? Chives, green onions and chopped parsley are our go-to’s for these!

Stuffed Mashed Potatoes

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

For more mashed potato recipes:

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole - layers of mashed potatoes and cheese and topped with bacon - perfect for dinner and holiday meals!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 354 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 6 yukon gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled (divided)
  • fresh parsley chopped


  1. Boil 8 cups water in a large pot. Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.

  2. Drain water and return potatoes to the pot.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Add butter, sour cream, garlic salt and pepper to pot and mash until smooth.
  5. Spoon half of the potatoes into a greased 8x8 pan. Cover with half cup of cheese and half of bacon crumbles.
  6. Add the rest of the potatoes to the pan and top with remaining cheese and bacon crumbles.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Add fresh parsley if desired. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Kraft recipes.



Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 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!