My Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Dish Description
These Mashed Potatoes are creamy and buttery, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and scallions. They’re a breeze to make and perfect for making ahead.
  • 8 ounces bacon or more to taste
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons Kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Put the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water and 2 teaspoons of the salt.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and put them back into the pot with the butter and sour cream.
  • Mash them well and add in the remaining salt and the pepper.
  • Scoop the potatoes into a 9×13 casserole dish and top with the cheese and bacon.
  • Cook the potatoes for 5-10 minutes covered with foil, or until the cheese is fully melted.
  • Garnish with green onions before serving.