Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole reminds you of the beautiful, melty goodness of a twice-baked potato. A truly comforting side.

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If you follow my blog at Kitchen Gidget, you know that I often talk about the culinary influencers in my life growing up. From a young age I was lucky to be surrounded by a slew of great home cooks. Their styles weren’t fancy, but boy was it some good food.

This cheesy mashed potato casserole is based on a signature dish one of my cousins always made for gatherings. She used to joke that she would have to make double or triple if I was coming to the party. I was just a tiny little slip of a girl, but I could eat like an elephant!

This is in no way health food. It contains cream cheese, butter and tons of cheese! This is total comfort food at its best, and definitely worth it. Besides the usual butter, fluffy mashed potatoes get the special addition of cream cheese which makes them extra rich and tangy.

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Then they’re layered in a dish with freshly shredded cheddar cheese, more potatoes and more cheese. After baking, the cheese becomes melted and bubbly, seeping down into the layers and turning this casserole into a golden masterpiece. It’s just like the filling for twice baked potatoes, which everyone knows is the best part!

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I believe my cousin prefers sour cream instead of cream cheese in this recipe, but cream cheese is my favorite. I’d bet my bottom dollar mascarpone or even ricotta would be an incredible substitute as well. This recipe would also work well with leftover plain mashed potatoes!

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I served these spuds with grilled pepperoncini beef and a side of broccoli. Round out the meal with our favorite no-bake Oreo cake!


Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 2 pounds Potatoes
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 6 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 1 1/2 cups
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes in 2-inch chunks. Place in a large pot, cover with water by 1-inch and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Add cream cheese, butter and milk. Mash until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. Layer half of the potatoes in the bottom, then top with half the cheese. Layer the remaining potatoes and cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.


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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 187
Calories 291

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 244mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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