Loaded Mashed Potato Bake

This Loaded Mashed Potato Bake is the perfect side dish AND it can be made in advance!

This Loaded Mashed Potato Bake is the perfect side dish AND it can be made in advance! | MomOnTimeout.com

 Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?  It’s definitely time to start planning menu items whether you’re hosting or bringing a dish as a guest.  As part of my commitment this year to make hosting a more enjoyable process, I am planning on making several dishes in advance.  I want to be able to enjoy my company – not resent them!

 In an effort to come up with a dish that wouldn’t require a lot of hands on attention while my guests are here I decided to go with a Loaded Mashed Potato Bake.  Creamy and delicious – your guests will have no clue that this dish was made ahead of time.

This Loaded Mashed Potato Bake is the perfect side dish AND it can be made in advance! | MomOnTimeout.com

I just love all the fantastic flavor in this creamy mashed potato bake!  You can never go wrong with potatoes, bacon, and cheese :) That’s a whole lot of love right there!

This Loaded Mashed Potato Bake is the perfect side dish AND it can be made in advance! | MomOnTimeout.com

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake
  • 9-10 medium potatoes
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese {I like sharp!}
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • ½ cup {1 stick) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, softened
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 Tbls chopped chives
  1. Bake bacon and chop into small pieces.
  2. Peel and cube potatoes. Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain the water and return potatoes to pot. Mash potatoes with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, cream cheese, sour cream, milk, onion powder and garlic powder.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and ⅔ of the chopped bacon.
  4. Spray a 9 in x 13 in baking dish with non-stick spray and transfer mashed potatoes to the dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon.
  5. Place dish in a preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes until cheese is melted and the potatoes are heated through. Sprinkle with chopped chives before serving.
  6. If preparing in advance, cover with plastic wrap and stick in the refrigerator. Removed 30 minutes before baking. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until heated through. Sprinkle with chopped chives before serving.

What are you favorite dishes to serve to your family?  Have you every tried to substitute a spread for butter in a dish?

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  1. Your loaded mashed potatoe dish is making my mouth water. I’ve been looking for ideas for what to do with leftover mashed potatoes, I think I’ll have to give this a try. Or maybe just follow your recipe completely because it sounds divine!

  2. Yum! Both recipes sound delish…but that pear cake is having me dreaming, saving the recipe, TY for sharing!

  3. Ok, confession: I was “multi-tasking” when I read your title and was like “oh, that doesn’t sound good”. Thankfully, I paid enough attention to click in and read because OMG…do these recipes sounds delicious! Definitely adding that pear cake to my must try list.

  4. Hey Trish,
    Loving the new look.
    Just wondering if you had time to read my email I sent. Would next weeks link party work better for ya? Just let me know what works for you.

    Thanks, Mari

  5. They both look really good!

  6. Thank you so much for this pear recipe. It looks scrumptious.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  7. OMG those both sound fabulous! Yum! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. I pinned this :)

  9. Oh my, you had me at Loaded Mashed Potato Bake. It looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

  10. So many of my favorite things in one dish….mashed potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, bacon….YUM! Looks delicious!!! It’s ok to indulge every now and then, right? :)

  11. Looks fantastic! I make loaded mashed potatoes in jars!

  12. That loaded mashed potato bake looks so good–I’m definitely going to have to try it out!

  13. Love those loaded potatoes. I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  14. wow, these looks SO yummy! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  15. Pinning these recipes! They look fantastic. :) Megan

  16. This looks awesome!!!!

  17. Love, love, love! These are pure comfort food. Just pinned!

  18. Two amazing recipes in one post. How did we get so lucky!! That loaded mashed potato bake is something I need to try ASAP.

  19. I can’t wait to try the mashed potatoes!! I looks awesome! thank you so much for sharing :-)

  20. I love your blog and that pear cake? Yumm-o! I would love it if you would come link up at my new Linky Party “Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s”

  21. Oooooh, I’m loving both of these recipes, but I’m really eyeing that mashed potato bake. My husband would LOVE IT if I made that for him! :-)

  22. Love the loaded potatoes! Would definitely be a hit at my house! Thanks for sharing:)
    Take care

  23. WOW, these look really good! Pinning Spiced Pear Cake to make later! Thanks for sharing!!

  24. Love both recipes! Pinning the Loaded Mashed Potato Bake for later…

  25. This looks SO good! Why do I look at these when I’m hungry, lol! :-) Coming over to visit from Melt in your Mouth Monday. Please feel free to come over and link it up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I’d love to have you join us. :-)

  26. I made this yesterday for Super Bowl and it was a huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!

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