Loaded Mashed Potato Bake #SundaySupper


Loaded Mashed Potato Bake - for leftover mashed potatoes or the main event!It’s here! It’s here! Thanksgiving week is here! I look forward to this week all year. I can spend as much time as humanely possible in the kitchen, and nobody bats an eye. I can make a ridiculous amount of food for a gathering of six people, and nobody judges. This week’s #SundaySupper, hosted by my friend Paula of Vintage Kitchen is all about Being Thankful. Not only am I thankful to have met so many great blogging friends through the #SundaySupper group, but I’m thankful to be blogging at all.

Not all that long ago, I was stuck in a job I didn’t enjoy, and wondering what the heck I should do next. After many sleepless nights, distracted days and conversations with the hubs, it was finally decided that I should go to culinary school. So I did. But then I still didn’t know what to do next. Somewhere along the way, I started this blog. I started creating recipes and taking pictures of them. People started reading and commenting and saying nice things. And I started getting clients willing to compensate me for doing what I love. Everybody dreams of making a living doing what they love, and right now, that’s just what I’m doing. And I’m thankful.

I’m thankful for everybody that has stopped by this blog – whether it be for just a moment or a moment each day.To further say “thank you,” I’ve created this mega crazeballs awesome recipe for you. It can be made for Thanksgiving, or the day after using leftover mashed potatoes. Heck, it can be made any day at any time of the year! Mashed potatoes loaded with sour cream, cheddar, bacon and onions? Topped with crushed-up cheese crackers? I’m thankful this is the week I can eat a huge scoop of this loaded mashed potato bake and not really feel guilty about it. [insert mental picture of Joey Tribbiani wearing his Thanksgiving pants here].

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake - for leftover mashed potatoes or the main event!

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake #SundaySupper

Yield: 4 servings

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup coarsely crushed cheese crackers
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (leftover or fresh)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray small casserole dish with nonstick spray. In small bowl, combine crackers and butter.
  2. If using leftover potatoes, heat them in microwave 1 minute to soften. Add sour cream, garlic powder and pepper; stir until well combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons each cheese and bacon. Add onions, parsley and remaining cheese and bacon to potatoes; stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with cracker mixture and reserved bacon and cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through.
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  • Laura Hunter

    My husband prefers roasted potato over mashed. He says mashed are so boring, but I but if I served up these he would be won over.

  • http://www.foodlustpeoplelove.com/ Stacy

    I loved that Friends episode, Lori! It’s one of my favorites. And your loaded mashed potatoes would be most welcome on my table!

    How many people can say they have their dream job? You are truly living the dream!

  • Suzanne

    Loaded is right, totally delicious. I would love a bowlful right now. Crushed cheese crackers, yum, love Cheez its, I could eat a whole box.

  • Laura Dembowski

    This is so perfect for meals even beyond Thanksgiving. Such a crowd pleaser!

  • http://TheFoodieArmyWife.com/ Constance

    YUM!!!!

  • http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/ Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious

    I could eat these once a week and never get tired of them!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    A gorgeous recipe to celebrate finding your passion Lori! For that is one of the things that will always make life enjoyable. Love the idea of baking the mashed potato as a casserole!

  • Tara

    I am not only thankful for the potatoes, bacon, sour cream, cheese but oh those crushed up cheese crackers have me over the edge!!

  • The Ninja Baker

    Oh my goodness this is a loaded mashed potato bake…which is super duper delicious looking and sounding! Congratulations, Lori, on all your well deserved success =)

  • Elizabeth LaBau

    This is crazy pants, and I love it! I don’t usually go for mashed potatoes, but that’s obviously because I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life.

  • Nichole C

    Bahaha, I quote Friends OFTEN, and we celebrated Thanksgiving #1 today and I referenced the sweat pants line, myself. I love this dish, p.s.!

  • Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

    Pass the bowl, and you might not get it back! These sound amazing!

  • http://www.brooklynfarmgirl.com/ Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I know we’ll have some mashed potatoes left over this week so I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  • Jennifer Drummond

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!!!! This looks incredible! My Husband would love it if I made a dish like this for him!!

  • http://www.notsocheesykitchen.com/ Beate @ The Not So Cheesy Kitc

    Wow what a fantastic loaded potato bake. It sounds and looks fantastic!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

  • Liz

    Oh, man, my family would go nuts for this potato casserole! So much better than ordinary sweet potatoes! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  • Alice Choi

    Lori, I absolutely LOVE dishes like this! either using leftovers or throwing all sorts of deliciousness together. and it has all of my favorite things!!! looks delicious! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • littleredkitchen

    Yes. That’s all I have to say, okay and please may I have some?

  • http://www.cookingmimi.com/ Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi

    I think this would be one of those dishes where I would stand with a wooden spoon ready to smack the hand of anyone who tried to get any of it.

  • Renee Dobbs

    Bring on the Thanksgiving pants and park this dish right in front of me. Wow it looks so good. I mean really good. Incredibly comfort-in-my-tummy good.

  • Cindys Recipes

    I like the cracker idea, cheesy, salty, bacon ummmm!

  • Nancy

    I’m still trying to figure it all out, Lori, and I definitely have you as an inspiration. I just wrote a super angsty post about whether I should stay in my stable full time job or say t’hell with it and go do something crazy but fun and potentially totally fulfilling. Sigh. I’ll just have to make pans ‘n pans of this ridiculously delicious mashed potato bake to stuff my face while I’m mulling over my life choices!

  • http://yummysmells.blogspot.com/ Sarah R

    Everything I LOVE in a dish!

  • jocooksrecipes

    I love this recipe, I have a similar one, it’s the bomb!! Isn’t it nice doing what we love? Happy belated Thanksgiving. :)

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  • Esther Lord

    Hi Lori, just had this alongside a baked chicken recipe and salad. It was so good. I did though, have to guess when to add in the prepared chesse crackers in the directions. Thank you for sharing :)

    • http://www.foxeslovelemons.com/ Lori | Foxes Love Lemons

      Oh my gosh, Esther, I skipped a step when writing up the directions! Thanks so much for pointing it out – going in to correct it now. The crackers are sprinkled on top with the rest of the reserved goodies :)

      No matter where you ended up putting the crackers in, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!