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“Everything” Mashed Potato Casserole

The everything-mashed potato casserole seemed to evolve over a year and it’s a great dish to take to a covered dish event. If I need to keep it warm for a longer time, I sometimes place the mixture into a crockpot and then add the sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash potatoes. Beat in the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper until fluffy. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Spread sour cream over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 433 calories, 33g fat (22g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • ddaisyy
    Dec 23, 2014

    I doubled the recipe for a family potluck and received many compliments. I am making this again for Christmas dinner. Great way to do mashed potatoes in the absence of gravy. So delicious! Only advice I have is to add salt as needed, I didn't feel 1/4 tsp. was enough. So I tasted as I mixed.

  • rimelbrooke
    Jun 4, 2014

    Perhaps it was because I used light sour cream, but the amount of sour cream used in the recipe made it too runny. I will make this again because it is REALLY tasty, but I will half the s.c. Overall delicious though!

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    Dec 23, 2013


  • peachka26
    Dec 21, 2013

    Very gooood

  • llheath
    Oct 10, 2013

    I made this casserole for the first time a couple of years ago during the holidays. I actually did the shortcut by using instant mashed potatoes. The preparation takes a bit of time, it is well worth it. This dish had become a family favorite, and everyone requests me to make it for every special family get together or holiday. This dish is wonderful paired with any kind of meat or poultry. since we are on the respective low fat low sodium diet, I use fat free cream cheese and fat free cheddar cheese. The taste is still wonderful , creamy, delicious and filling. Definitely worth trying!

  • ccolor1
    Jul 8, 2013

    Wonderful! And don't be afraid of all the calories/carbs, etc. Use low fat or no fat cheeses, Smart Balance butter, skim or 2% milk and turkey bacon. Once you put it all together, you'll never know the difference. Thanks SO much for the recipe.

  • llheath
    Apr 23, 2013

    I made this originally for Easter some time ago. I used "instant" mashed potatoes to shorten prep and serving time. My husband is also on a low-fat diet so I use no fat sour cream, and use less bacon. It is absolutely a family favorite, and it is requested by my kids at every special occasion...absolutely satisfying and delicious!

  • Dottie Crocker
    Feb 24, 2013

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  • creativestitches7
    Jan 23, 2013

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  • rbarton
    Jan 1, 2013

    This is delish! The cream cheese, while delicious, makes the potatoes shiny and a little pasty. I may either reduce or eliminate it next time. I may also try reduced fat cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream and milk.