Shortcut Loaded Mashed Potatoes start with refrigerated mashed potatoes then add bacon, cheese and other stir-ins for a simple and scrumptious side dish. It’s time to take some shortcuts and make meal planning easy!
Whether as a side for a weeknight meal or for Thanksgiving dinner, one taste of these loaded mashed potatoes and you’ll be making these on repeat weekly. The beauty of this recipe is the versatility. Have fun with different flavors of cheese or different types of bacon. For example, swap cheddar for smoked gouda, Munster, parmesan, havarti, goat cheese or whatever you have on hand. Try applewood smoked bacon as a topping or go with turkey bacon. The options are endless. You can even get creative by stirring in caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, pesto, or spinach.
How do you like your mashed potatoes?