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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These loaded mashed potatoes have it all! With bacon, sour cream, chives, cheese, and garlic, they’re absolutely packed (or loaded!) with flavor.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 548kcal


  • 3-4 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1” pieces
  • 8 slices bacon
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp chives finely sliced
  • Salt & black pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add 2 large pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  • While the potatoes cook, cook the bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat, flipping every 4-5 minutes, until done and crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Crumble the cooled bacon and set aside.
  • Add the milk, butter, and garlic powder to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce to low and set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander and return to the pot. Mash with a potato masher (or push through a tamis or food mill.) Slowly add the hot milk mixture, stirring constantly, to combine and emulsify.
  • Add the sour cream, cheese, and bacon and stir to combine. Season to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with chives.


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 2mg