The easiest way to complete a meal is with these Loaded Mashed Potatoes! This side dish is EASY to make because it cooks in the crock-pot! Topped with bacon and gooey cheese and mixed with sour cream and butter, this recipe will be your go-to when you need a comforting side dish that goes with everything!
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:3 Hours
Total Time:3 hours 15 minutes
Yield:8 servings 1x
3 pounds potatoes (I used russets)
1 cups cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons melted butter
8 ounces sharp shredded cheddar cheese, divided
8 slices chopped bacon (I use pre-cooked microwave bacon) divided
¼ cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Heat crock-pot to desired temperature.
Peel and dice potatoes into quarters.
Add potatoes to crock-pot. Pour stock over, then sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper.
If cooking on high, potatoes will need about 3 hours to soften. If cooking on low, allow 6 hours.
Potatoes are ready to mash when they are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork. If you prefer thicker mashed potatoes, remove them from the pot and drain the liquid. If you like more of a pureed style mashed potatoes, leave the liquid.
Mash potatoes, then add butter, sour cream, half the cheese, and half the bacon. Stir well then top with remaining cheese, bacon, and green onions.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate.
Keywords: crock pot mashed potatoes, bacon mashed potatoes, potato side dish