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Loaded Mashed Potatoes in a blue baking dish.

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

An absolute comfort food must have that is perfect for family dinners and/or holidays. It's oeey gooey creaminess with bacon, chives and loads of flavor. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potato Cheese Casserole, Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 525kcal
Author Heather


Cooking Potatoes

  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes *or creamy potatoes, see example options above
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 3 cups grated Colby Jack cheese *half reserved for top
  • 1/4 med white onion *grated
  • 10 slices bacon *crumbled, half for the top
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large bunch chives *diced about 1 cup (reserve some for topping)


  • Place half of bacon strips into a large cold frying pan. Place pan over medium heat and fry until crisp, making sure to turn strips a few times. Let cool on a paper towel. Once cooled diced into bacon bits. Set aside. 
  • Cut potato into 1/4s and place into a large stock pot. Cover with water 1 inch above tops of potatoes. Sprinkle in salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling lower heat to medium/low. Cook potatoes until fork tender but not falling apart, about 8 mins. Drain and add cooked potatoes back into pot. 
  • Add butter, sour cream, half and half, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using either a potato masher or immersion blender, blend potatoes until well mashed and creamy. Add in grated onion, half of the cheese, half of the bacon and part of the chives. Stir well.
  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • Spray a small roasting pan (approximately 14 x 10 inches) with nonstick cooking spray. Spread mashed potatoes evenly into roasting pan and bake for 20 mins or until potatoes start to become golden brown on top.
    Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese amid bacon. Continue baking for an additional 5-7 mins or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
    Remove from oven and garnish with remaining chives. 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 447mg | Iron: 6mg