“My own recipe of loaded baked mashed red potatoes. I've found several wonderful mashed potato recipes, but I always found myself tweaking them for my own tastes. This serves enough for my family of six with plenty of leftovers. It's flavorful and savory without being overpowering! Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon until crispy, place on paper towel to soak up grease, wait until cool.
  2. Chop bacon into approximately 1/3 inch pieces and set aside for later.
  3. Clean and cut red potatoes into 1/2 inch to 2/3 inch cubes (leave skin on).
  4. Boil potatoes until cubes are easily mashed. (Test a couple cubes with a spoon or finger).
  5. Lightly mash in a large bowl (Avoid over mashing! Red potatoes can become gooey) and set aside for later.
  6. Preheat oven for 350.
  7. In a small mixing bowl put: sour cream, milk, parsley, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and basil.
  8. Stir until smooth/blended well.
  9. Fold mixture into mashed potatoes.
  10. Spoon potatoes evenly into a glass baking dish.
  11. Take the strips of sharp cheddar and make a loose basket weave pattern on top of the potatoes.
  12. Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the potatoes with cheese.
  13. Sprinkle the sliced green onions on top.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes at 350.

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