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Decadent Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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Decadent Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving, and they certainly don’t need gravy to taste delicious. These decadent loaded mashed potatoes are not light nor are they low in calories. My daughter and I like to eat them as a meal while my husband prefers to have them paired with veggies and meat.

I like to start off with organic russet potatoes, but I’ve also used red or yellow potatoes when I didn’t have russet potatoes on hand. I scrub the potatoes really well before peeling them and removing any dark spots. Try to cube the potatoes in roughly the same size. This isn’t a Food Network show where you’ll be graded on your cuts but having cuts of similar sizes allows for the potatoes to cook evenly.

Chopped potatoes for decadent loaded mashed potatoes

Once cubed, the potatoes head into a cold water bath. Slowly bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes until they are fork tender. It will take roughly 20 minutes. Do not undercook or you’ll have lumpy or even crunchy mashed potatoes.

Ingredients for decadent loaded mashed potatoes

While they are cooking, you can prep the rest of your ingredients. For ease of incorporating the butter into the mashed potatoes, I recommend allowing the butter to come to room temperature. For more decadent potatoes, you’ll want to use heavy cream rather than milk. It also tends to give the potatoes a creamier texture.

When the potatoes are cooked, you can either mash the fork-tender potatoes by hand, use a potato ricer, or use a stand mixer. Add the butter first while the potatoes are hot then slowly add the other wet ingredients. Once the wet ingredients are incorporated into the potatoes, you can add the dry ingredients. After the dry ingredients are added, you’ll want to taste-test and add more seasoning, if necessary.

Decadent loaded mashed potatoes make a tasty meal or side dish.

I like to top the potatoes with raw cheddar cheese and chives before serving. If I have bacon on hand, the addition of crumbled bacon is another layer of delicious decadence.

Making extra decadent loaded mashed potatoes is a must as these potatoes heat up beautifully the next day. They’re perfect for lunch, dinner, or a side dish. Because of all of the add-ins and toppings, they are filling. They are not a diet dish by any means, but boy are they a tasty dish.

Decadent Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Decadent Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs potatoes, washed, peeled, and roughly cubed
  • 8 Tbsp. Butter, cut into 1 Tbsp pats
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream or Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Shredded Cheese (optional)
  • Chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place cubed potatoes in boiling water. Cook potatoes until fork tender. Drain.
  2. Put potatoes in mixing boil and either mash by hand or use a mixer.
  3. Add butter 1 Tbsp at a time into the mashed potatoes. Mix until thoroughly incorporated in the potatoes.
  4. Slowly incorporate sour cream and heavy cream/milk into potatoes.
  5. Combine Parmesan cheese, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese mixture to potato mixture until thoroughly combined.
  7. Top with cheese, chives, and bacon, if desired.
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33 Comments

  1. robin masshole mommy
    robin masshole mommy

    Mashed potatoes are literally my favorite side. I could live off them if I could 🙂 Yours sound absolutely incredible.

    January 11, 2017
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  2. Amazing! I don’t know why I don’t eat mashed potatoes more often. I usually save it for Thanksgiving time, but this makes me want to eat it ALL the time!

    January 11, 2017
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  3. I love me some loaded mashed potatoes. This recipe looks so lovely. I might have them for supper tonight.

    January 11, 2017
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  4. Anything with bacon and cheese has my full attention!!! Yum! I might even put garlic in it? Haha maybe that’s going a lil far hehe. Im pinning this so I can come back to it later!

    January 11, 2017
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  5. Yowza do these sound really delish! And – I am NOT into mashed potatoes, but this recipe has me drooling! Fancy! Gotta try these and see if I can replace these for the regular boring ones!

    January 11, 2017
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  6. I would love these. I actually put sour cream in my mash potatoes all the time. And when I make twice baked potatoes I use a lot of similar ingredients. My family would be a huge fan of these!

    January 11, 2017
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  7. This sounds just like the name, decadent! I have a bag of potatoes in my pantry that are begging to be made into these heavenly mashed potatoes. Thanks for the recipe!

    January 11, 2017
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  8. Butter, heavy cream, sour cream and cheese. I have died and gone to heaven. Cannot wait to make these for ME. Thank you!

    January 11, 2017
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  9. I’ve GOT to buy a stand mixer! These potatoes look delicious! We are a big starch-eating family, so I will have to give this a try!

    January 11, 2017
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  10. Just looking at the ingredients, these loaded mashed potatoes sound amazing. I have never made anything but plain potatoes with butter, salt, and pepper at home. I need to change that ASAP!
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    January 11, 2017
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  11. Funny I had mash potatoes for lunch today. Thanks for sharing the looks good. Yum!

    January 11, 2017
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  12. Silvia
    Silvia

    Yum! This looks absolutely delicious! I’ll have to save this recipe especially for Thanksgiving! We are huge mashed potatoes lover.

    January 11, 2017
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  13. Yum. This looks amazing. A fun twist on the traditional madhya potatoes. I’m definitely pinning for later.

    January 11, 2017
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  14. I could eat mashed potatoes every day, a giant fan! Your recipe looks delicious but I could only deal with those calories on a limited basis.

    January 11, 2017
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  15. Debra
    Debra

    But I would want to eat them everyday – they look so amazing and I think I really want to make them.

    January 11, 2017
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    • I think my daughter would happily eat them every day. Of course, she has a teenage metabolism. 😉 Tastewise, I could eat them every day, but my waistline wouldn’t be happy.
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  16. Jeanine
    Jeanine

    I’m not a big fan of potatoes but my kids are…. so this would be something I could do up for them and they’d be so happy. They look so good!

    January 12, 2017
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  17. These sounds really good. I love a good mashed potato recipe for the days when my main dish has a great sauce.

    January 12, 2017
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  18. Love mash potatoes and can’t wait to give this recipe a try

    January 12, 2017
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  19. Reesa Lewandowski
    Reesa Lewandowski

    This is very similar to my husband’s family’s recipe. Never thought to put cream or milk in it! Delicious!

    January 12, 2017
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  20. Those make me want potatos for dinner. My husband makes great mashed potatoes.

    January 12, 2017
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  21. Oh wow this looks so delicious! I’ve always been such a huge mashed potato fan so this is right up my alley.

    January 12, 2017
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  22. I’m definitely going to make this for me and my boyfriend! Adding cheese and garlic to mashed potato sounds like absolute heaven

    January 13, 2017
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  23. Megan McCoig
    Megan McCoig

    Mash potato has to be my favourite for when I have a more indulgent dinner. This looks so yummy. I’m not a great masher but will sure be trying this!

    January 13, 2017
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  24. Decadent is absolutely the right word for these. They look so yummy and indulgent!

    January 13, 2017
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  25. I love everything potatoes related and literally eat mashed potatoes every single week! I’ll definitely check out your recipe as it seems so yummy!

    January 15, 2017
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  26. HilLesha
    HilLesha
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    How delicious! I just about love potatoes in any form, especially mashed potatoes. I’ll definitely have to try this version sometime. Thank you for sharing!

    January 15, 2017
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  27. We eat mashed potatoes at my house at least twice a week always looking for new ways to do them. Thanks so much for the recipe

    January 16, 2017
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