Loaded Skillet Mashed Potatoes can be made with leftover mashed potatoes

Loaded Skillet Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This comfort food, loaded potato skillet is perfect side dish for steak or chicken!



  • 2 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 6 T. butter
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 t. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 c. chopped scallions


  1. Wash and peel the potatoes and then cut into large cubes.
  2. Add to a large pot and then fill with cold water with a tablespoon of salt.
  3. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Drain the potatoes and mash with a potato masher or using a potato ricer.
  6. Add the butter, garlic powder, salt, milk, pepper, 1/2 c. of the shredded cheese and the sour cream to the potatoes.
  7. Mix together well and set aside.
  8. Heat a 12″ cast iron skillet (or a non-stick skillet that’s oven proof) with the additional 2 tablespoons of butter.
  9. Add the mashed potatoes in and even layer, then top with the other 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, the bacon and scallions.
  10. Place in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool slightly and then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • This would also be a great use of leftover mashed potatoes!
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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