All the flavors of your favorite loaded mashed potatoes, baked to creamy perfection. The perfect side dish for the whole family to enjoy!
Course: Side Dish
Author: The Chunky Chef
4lbsredskin potatoesmostly peeled
2cupsshredded sharp cheddar cheese
11slicesof baconcooked and sliced
Salt and pepperto taste
For the Toppings:
2-3slicesof baconcooked and crumbled
1/2-1cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese
2green onionssliced (for garnish)
Wash and dry potatoes, peel about 3/4 of the skin off, chop into large chunks and place in a large pot. Smash the cloves of garlic, add to pot, cover with water and boil for about 15-20 minutes (until potatoes are fork tender).
While potatoes are boiling, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13x9" baking dish.
Drain potatoes and mash slightly with a potato masher. Add butter, sour cream, heavy cream and cream cheese and mash or whip to your desired consistency. I use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes smooth.
Add remaining ingredients (not including the toppings) and stir to combine.
Spoon potatoes into the prepared baking dish, top with the toppings and bake for 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted.
Garnish with sliced green onions.
** Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking!