Loaded Mashed Potatoes (Paula Deen)

"I got this from her magazine and let me tell you that these are amazing!! They were made by a firefighting chef, Mike Wathen, where she visited in Alabama. Here are the adjustments I made: red potaotes, light sour cream, light cheddar cheese, and turkey bacon. I actually just fried up the bacon and then crumbled it. Hubby and kids were raving about how these were the best mashed potatoes they have ever had!"
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  • In large stockpot, cook potatoes in enough salted water to cover until tender.
  • Drain and return to stockpot.
  • Add butter, garlic, and sourcream; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add a little milk, if needed.
  • Stir in cheese, bacon, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. what is julienned bacon. do i just cook the bacon then cut it up to put it in the potatoes latter


  1. These Mashed Potatoes are absolutely delicious, I fixed them for a group of friends and they are asking me when am I going to make more. Love It.
  2. Yummy yummy...what a lovely variation on a simple mash recipe!!<br/>I used all low fat options,including weight watchers bacon and didn't feel that my taste buds were compromised in any way at all!! I didn't use the milk, as I felt that the consistency of my potatoes was great without it.<br/>We loved this...and would certainly make it again.<br/>Another top offering from you Sweets!! Thanks!!
  3. Great Recipe !
  4. Made these for Thanksgiving dinner. Very good, but the sharp white cheddar cheese added a little more tanginess than what we're used to. Next time I may try Mirj's idea of using smoked mozzarella instead. Made for PRMR tag game.
  5. So DELICIOUS! Made for a crowd and everyone loved them! I just realized I did not add the grated cheese but they were still wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe, SweetsLady! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.


  1. Loaded is right! I should have just slathered these potatoes directly on to my thighs, because that's where they're headed. I don't eat bacon so I just left it out and added some smoked mozzarella cheese instead. This is serious comfort food!


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