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Mashed Potato Casserole

Updated on August 17, 2012

Mashed Potato Casserole

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Yummy Variation on Mashed Potatoes

This recipe uses mashed potatoes and various traditional baked potato toppings to make a delicious side dish to accentuate any grilled or baked meat. This casserole has numerous flavors brought together in one great dish. It is a prepare ahead meal idea that sits in the refrigerator overnight to let the savory flavors mix together well.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Several Servings


  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed
  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled, cooked, and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 bag real bacon bits
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • to taste salt and pepper


  1. Boil the potatoes and onions in a large stock pot until soft. Drain and then mash them together.
  2. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT cheddar cheese. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. The next day, bake the casserole at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. Remove casserole from the oven and cover with shredded cheddar cheese while still hot. To make more melty, put back in the oven for about 3 minutes.
  5. This makes an incredibly tasty side dish. Enjoy!


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