Loaded Mashed Potatoes


This loaded mashed potatoes recipe is like the best parts of a loaded baked potato and traditional mashed potatoes all rolled into one. For extra fun, take your leftovers, add some milk or cream, reheat, and you've got a kickin' loaded potato soup!

close up of Mashed Potatoes, loaded with cheese, bacon and chives in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, or more to taste

  • 3 pounds potatoes, or more to taste, peeled and cut into chunks

  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ chopped fresh chives (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp and browned, about 10 minutes; drain on paper towels.

  2. At the same time, place potatoes into a large pot of lightly salted water and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well and return potatoes to the pot.

  3. Mash butter into the potatoes using a potato masher or electric hand mixer until well combined. Add sour cream and continue to mash or beat until combined. Crumble bacon into potato mixture; stir in Cheddar cheese and chives. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
35g Fat
33g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 295mg 23%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 855mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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