Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin

 If you’re looking for a tasty side dish to make for a crowd, this Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin is perfect. It’s made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, how can you go wrong?

If you're looking for a tasty side dish to make for a crowd, this Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin is perfect. It's made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, how can you go wrong?

You can prepare the mashed potatoes up to a day ahead of time; then bake when you’re ready. Which means less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests. Even when not entertaining, I like to make extra mashed potatoes so that there are some left over. Then I whip up some of these Corn and Cheddar Mashed Potato Fritters which the girls BEG me for every time I make mashed potatoes.

Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin

One tip I’d like to share is that when you are cutting your potatoes, try to make sure they are uniform in size so that they all cook at the same rate. The best way is to peel them, cut them in half lengthwise, then slice them 1/2″ thick. They’ll cook much quicker and more even that way.

 If you're looking for a tasty side dish to make for a crowd, this Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin is perfect. It's made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, how can you go wrong?

 

 

You’ll also notice that I chose to use reduced fat ingredients. By all means, switch it up to regular cheese, heavy and regular sour cream if you’d like. I just try to cut calories where I can and my family can’t even tell the difference. ~Enjoy!

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Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

If you're looking for a tasty side dish to make for a crowd, this Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin is perfect. It's made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, how can you go wrong?

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 8 Medium Russet Potatoes, peeled and large dice
  • 2 tbsp . Butter
  • 1/2 c . Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 c . 2% Milk
  • 3 Slices Cooked Bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 c . Chopped Scallion
  • 2 tbsp . Reduced Fat Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes in large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water up to a boil over high heat and allow potatoes to cook until softened; approximately 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Drain the water from the potatoes and place the potatoes back in the pot.
  4. Add the butter, 1/4 cup of the cheese, milk, bacon, scallion and sour cream to the potatoes and beat using an electric hand mixer until creamy.
  5. Place the potatoes in an 8"x8" oven safe baking dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted.

 

 If you're looking for a tasty side dish to make for a crowd, this Loaded Mashed Potato Gratin is perfect. It's made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, how can you go wrong?

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3 Comments

  1. 15 Best Mashed Potatoes Recipes You Must Try
    April 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

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  2. Paul
    May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    So..looks good. But how about the next time, you just add the recipe and not have a life story? Much rather make it than read about the why you did this and did that before you made it. Thanks!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 2, 2019 at 6:44 am - Reply

      Thanks for your input Paul! A blog by definition is “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style”. If it bothers you to read passages about me on my blog, you can simply click the down arrow on your keyboard to bypass my stories to get to the recipe next time. I do hope you try the recipe as it is a good one. Have a nice day!

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