Best-Ever Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This mashed potato dish is packed with cheese, bacon, chives, butter, and sour cream. If you’re feeling indulgent this Thanksgiving, give these loaded mashed potatoes a try. We bet you can’t just stop at one scoop!

Best-Ever Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Best-Ever Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This filling and Best-Ever Loaded Mashed Potatoes is a hearty side dish truly packed with rich flavors. The perfectly boiled potatoes are seasoned with all kinds of spices to enhance their flavors. Stirring in milk and sour cream adds a smooth and creamy texture while giving off a mild tang. Don't forget to top it off with the velvety cheese, the element that brings this entire dish together!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk, or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup green onions, finely sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until fork-tender.

  3. Drain and return the potatoes back to the pot. Use a potato masher and begin to mash the potaotes.

  4. Gently mix in the sour cream, butter, milk, salt, pepper, bouillon, garlic powder, and onion powder to the potatoes. Mix until well combined.

  5. Add in the parmesan cheese, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and half of the crumbled bacon.

  6. Place the potatoes into a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

  8. Remove potatoes and sprinkle with leftover cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.

  9. Bake for a few more minutes just until the cheese has melted.

  10. Garnish with green onions and serve truly loaded Mashed Potatoes!


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 234mg
  • Calories: 317kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 869mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Vitamin A: 351IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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