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Baked Mashed Potatoes

baked mashed potatoes recipe
40 min
55 min
8-10 servings
overhead photo of creamy and buttery mashed potatoes
overhead photo of creamy and buttery mashed potatoes

Hands down, no question, mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite side dish. I have loved them since I was little. My Grandma would make extra just for me every Thanksgiving because she knew, even as a tiny 8 year old, I could put down some mashed potatoes. So this recipe is my favorite ever.

So easy to make, nothing crazy but lots of goodness packed in. Creamy and so buttery. These are not diet mashed potatoes if there even is such a thing. These are special occasion, comfort food, stretchy pants mashed potatoes.

Make these potatoes and you might just become the designated mashed potato maker for life. Not a bad job, if you ask me.

Recipe below, leave a comment and let me know what you think!

baked mashed potatoes recipe

Baked Mashed Potatoes

Thick, creamy, rustic and buttery baked mashed potatoes. These are the real deal, no fake stuff. Each bite is comfort.

baked mashed potatoes recipe

Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook time: 40 min  |  Total: 55 min

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5 lbs Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes

1 1/2 sticks Hiland Salted Butter, plus a little more for topping before baking

1 block (8 ounces)  Hiland Dairy Cream Cheese

1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Half and Half

12 teaspoons Lawry seasoning salt

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into fourths. Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water to just cover them. Bring to a boil and cook for about 25 minutes or until tender with a fork.
  3. Drain water from the potatoes, dry off pot and then return potatoes to the pot. Turn the burner to low and mash the potatoes with a masher until smooth.
  4. Add the butter, cream cheese, half and half, Lawry’s and salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Taste test and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Scoop the mashed into a large casserole dish. Place dollops of butter on top of the potatoes. Bake for about 10 minutes until butter is melted and potatoes are warm again.
  6. Serve warm!



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