Ultimate Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Sometimes there is an occasion for extra special mashed potatoes! Could be Thanksgiving, birthdays, or any holiday gathering. These loaded mashed potatoes are full of all the good stuff you could imagine. They are good on the side of practically anything…..steaks, chicken, ribs, turkey or ham.

We’re just starting to get ready for Thanksgiving. My parents have been remodeling their house for the last few years and now their kitchen is up and running so we’ll be back over there this year. I hosted last year and my kitchen is not nearly big enough! I swear that by the time we are ready to buy another house we might as well build it because that is the only way I am getting the kitchen of my dreams.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year!

Serves 4


  • 4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup 1% Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Salt
  • 6 Slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 Green onions, sliced
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large pot fill 3/4 way with water and add 1 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Add the cut potatoes. Boil for about 15 minutes. You’ll know they are done when you can stick a fork into a piece and it will slide right off. Once the potatoes are done strain out the water.

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer add the potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, milk, butte, and garlic salt. Mix until you reach your desired consistency…..I prefer a few lumps. You can also add more milk to make them thinner if you want.

Set aside some of your bacon, cheese and green onions to use as a topping. Add the rest to the potatoes and gently mix them in. Salt and pepper to taste.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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