Loaded Baked Red Mashed Potatoes

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 7-10




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