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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

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Holidays require mashed potatoes around here. Blogging requires not making the same recipe year after year. This year, I elected to jazz up our spuds and baked up a Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole to accompany our Easter ham.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole - Jazzed up mashed potatoes that are perfect for a holiday, company or just a cheesy potato craving!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Bill grew up in a meat and potatoes family. His dad expected potatoes at nearly every meal. Rice was not on their regular rotation, but potatoes were fixed in every which way. So in order to have a happy hubby, I’ve fried, baked, twice baked, smashed, mashed, made potato pancakes, roasted wedges and fries and more. I’ve created mashed potato casseroles for company in the past, but that was ages ago. With a low maintenance ham for our Easter entree, I had plenty of time to dream up a special cheesy mashed potato casserole.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole | Jazzed up mashed potatoes that are perfect for a holiday, company or just a cheesy potato craving!Guest Post for Basilmomma

Today, you’ll have to pop over to Heather’s (AKA Basilmomma) blog to find the recipe. Heather is laid up after surgery and needed a few blogger friends to pinch hit for her as she recovers. We both live in the Indianapolis area so have crossed paths in real life at local foodie events, the WISH-TV station and even at a marvelous blogger conference in Virginia. She’s busy mom with a hectic schedule and I know she’s dying to get back to 100%. Please stop by to say hello and check out this potato casserole recipe. My gang loved it.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole is a cheesy twist on basic mashed potatoes!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


    1. Peel and cube the potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add about a tablespoon of salt and cook till fork tender.
    2. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
    3. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Mash with potato masher to yourdesired consistency.
    4. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, warm milk and butter and mix tillcombined and butter is melted. Mix in salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
    5. Mix in the shredded sharp cheddar, then add the mixture to the prepareddish. Smooth the top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
    6. Bake for about 30 minutes or till hot and lightly browned. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 682mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 18g
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    23 comments on “Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole”

    1. Liz, I cannot thank you enough for sharing your recipe on my site today! I truly appreciate you πŸ™‚
      Have a great day!

    2. Being Asian , I’m more of a rice person πŸ˜€ Potatoes are usually used in curry or beef stew and I think I haven’t made a mashed potato yet , I know , I know ! Your cheesy mashed potato casserole though has my name on it , gonna try this sometime ….. Will lurk next at your friend , Heather πŸ˜‰

    3. Soooo many delicious potato recipes and it’s hard to pick one. The hubs is a big fan of potatoes and I’m sure he will go crazy over this cheesy mashed potato casserole. Checking out the recipe now and hope Heather gets a speedy recovery.

    4. Looks like a great dish. And how nice of you to guest post! Heading over right now to check out the recipe . . .

    5. Wow girl. It looks really really yummy!! Like a perfect dinner option! πŸ™‚ Would you recommend a glass of wine to it :-)?

    6. My husband calls my “potato girl”, I’ll leave meat on my plate but will eat all of my potatoes. I guess you know I’d like your casserole. πŸ™‚

    7. Ours was a meat and potato family too. I am the black sheep who burst out. This casserole looks delish!

    8. All of these potato dishes look so good! And, cheesy mashed potatoes sounds like comfort food heaven.

    9. I can never resist a big bowl of mashed potatoes, Liz. These sound incredible! Off to check out the recipe at Heather’s:)

      Thanks Liz…

    10. I love cheese potatoes. This cheesy mashed potato casserole looks yummy. Perfect to go with a simple ham.

    11. mmm. . .it looks wonderful.

    12. OMG that looks amazing! I’ll save it for a family dinner for sure! My Dad always loved meat and potatoes, it wasn’t a real meal if there wasn’t at least meat! Funny story, shortly after my dear Dad passed my Mom and I wanted a different type of dinner than what Dad would have expected, so we went to the grocery store and splurged on a huge watermelon (wasn’t in season), and a variety of fruit, we served it with cottage cheese and we loved it. My 16 year old brother asked what’s for dinner after he finished his salad! Go figure.

    13. Hi Liz, I could just have this cheesy potato casserole and a salad for dinner and be very, very happy. What a fabulous side dish.

    14. Mashed potatoes have never looked better!

    15. Great round-up on potatoes. Coincidentally, I’ll be making a Japanese potato salad for my BBQ this weekend. Hope all goes well! xoxo

    16. I have never met a spud that I did not like.

    17. This is the kind of recipe that everyone in my family would love. No cutting this one in half, if anything I’d have to double it!

    18. This is my type of comfort food … I am already with a spoon to dig in πŸ˜‰

    19. My husband’s Dad when he was alive used to say that you could wake up with a potato…he loved them too! Lots of good recipes here.

    20. Dear Lizzy, Those wonderful potatoes would disappear in a NY minute!!!!
      xo Catherine

    21. Rice has always been the go-to for any formal meal…But seeing your gorgeous inspired potato photos may just swing me over to the Bill camp!

    22. my family was like Bill’s-but no complaints here πŸ˜› I looove how cheesy and delish these potatoes are!

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