Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

A loaded baked potato in a creamy format--with sour cream, cheddar, scallions, and bacon.

How to Make It

Place potato in a large saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well; return potato to pan over medium-low heat. Add milk; mash potato mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, and stir until cheese melts. Stir in sour cream, pepper, and salt. Top with green onions and bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

May 17, 2013
I'm not sure what happened, but we couldn't taste the bacon or cheddar at all. These just tasted like regular mashed potatoes to us (so obviously not worth the extra calories, expense, time...).

Whygal's Review

March 09, 2012
Excellent potato recipe--easy to make. I served them with the Carolina Rubbed Pork Chops from an earlier issue. Will make again.

skspillman's Review

March 16, 2012
These are delicious. I served them with simple spicy baked chicken breasts and CL's Quick Skillet Asparagus. I doubled the recipe, and I will definitely make these again.

Shorgie2's Review

November 26, 2012

Healthy Alternative

May 11, 2017
Can substitute bananas for potatoes in this recipe as well!