Make Ahead Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are one of my most favorite recipes ever. Cheese, bacon, potatoes – I mean seriously, how can you go wrong? You can’t.

Make Ahead Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Make ahead foods are very close, dear friends of mine.  When those make-ahead foods involve potatoes, cheese, & bacon –  I’m all over it!  The only thing is though, the rest of my family is all over ’em too.  Even the baby!

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These are so good that I have dreams about them.  I always make extra too, cus mashed ‘taters for breakfast is the best.

Make Ahead Loaded Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 pounds potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 10 oz Italian Cheese & Herbs Cooking Creme or 8oz cream cheese, softened & double the spices
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 oz-16oz of bacon cooked to a crisp – broken into small pieces
  • 2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions diced


  • Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water until fork tender. Drain.
  • Beat the potatoes with the butter, milk, cooking creme (or cream cheese), sour cream, & spices until creamy.
  • Scoop the potatoes into a baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle with the cheese, bacon, & green onions.
  • Cover & refrigerate up to 36 hours. Set it on the counter about 30 minutes prior to baking. When you are ready to eat, bake uncovered at 350 for 40 minutes.
Make Ahead Loaded Mashed Potatoes