Baked Mashed Potato Cups

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Let’s make mashed potatoes more exciting! These baked mashed potato cups are loaded with tasty ingredients, then baked. These baked mashed potato cups can be more than exciting, because they are so easy to make.

bacon and cheese

There are times that I have leftover mashed potatoes. Thankfully we have a recipe to use up those leftover mashed potatoes. That recipe is baked mashed potato cups. It’s super easy, tasty and will only take a few minutes to prepare it.

After some time, I get requests to make the baked mashed potato cups instead of the plain old mashed potatoes. And surely, I don’t have the problems of leftovers anymore.

Can You Freeze Baked Mashed Potato Cups?

These baked mashed potato cups can easily be frozen. Once they are cooled down, put a cling wrap over and freeze. They can last for about 6 months. If you’d like to serve them, bring them out of the freezer and place them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Reheat them in the microwave or oven.

Making the Baked Mashed Potato Cups

If you already have the mashed potatoes, then, preparing will be done in a matter of minutes. I usually do homemade mashed potatoes. However, you can use a grocery-bought ones. 

Sour cream makes the mashed potatoes creamier, finer, and tastier. Furthermore, it is easier to put it in shape when pressing it inside the round baking pan.

Baked Mashed Potato

I love the taste of cheeses. Besides cream cheese, cheddar cheese is one of my favorite for this recipe. It complements the taste of the mashed potatoes with sour cream. They are all great to be together. I like it to be the only cheese in this recipe. However, if you have another favorite cheese, you can use that or add it in as well and let me know how it goes.

Bacon bits highlight the flavor, then enhance with some salt and pepper. It will not be complete without a sprinkle of green onion to garnish your baked mashed potato cups. Loving it!

So, here are what we need for the Baked Mashed Potato Cups:

  • 2 cups Mashed Potato 
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Bacon Bits
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

By the way, you’ll need about several round, 4 inch pans here to use, like these stainless steel round baking pans

Cheese and bacon in pan

To start, you should have the cooked mashed potatoes first. If you are going to use your left-over mashed potatoes that were in the refrigerator, leave it out of the refrigerator at least 15 minutes. Although there’s nothing wrong when it’s cold but it blends easily with the sour cream if the mashed potatoes are not too cold, it is better if they are room temperature.

If they were frozen, then of course, defrost it first. It would be great if you can remove it from the freezer, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.

When all the ingredients are ready:

Preheat the oven to 375°F and then grease the baking pans.

Mix mashed potatoes (at room temperature) and sour cream until well blended, and then divide the mixture into several pans.

Place 1 part mixture in a 4” round pan. Using the back of the spoon, spread and flatten the mixture at the bottom and sides like making a lining inside the pan. Another way is by using a smaller bowl with a smooth bottom and pressing it on the mixture until a thin bowl-like layer is formed.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the mashed potatoes look crispy. Then remove them from the oven.

Place cheese, bacon bits, chopped green onion, salt and pepper in the baked mashed potatoes, then return into the oven and bake again for about 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Cool down before serving.

foods in pan

Enjoy!

Be sure to pin this recipe to your favorite mashed potato recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it again when you’re good and ready!

Baked Mashed Potato
Yield: 3

Baked Mashed Potato Cups

If you’d like to make your mashed potatoes more exciting to eat, these baked mashed potato cups are perfect. They are easy to make and so delicious, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Mashed Potato
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Bacon Bits
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Grease the baking pans.
  3. Mix mashed potatoes (at room temperature) and sour cream until well blended. 
  4. Divide the mixture into 3.
  5. Place 1 part mixture in a 4” round pan. Using the back of the spoon, spread and flatten the mixture at the bottom and sides like making a lining inside the pan. Another way is by using a smaller bowl with a smooth bottom and pressing it on the mixture until a thin bowl-like layer is formed.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the mashed potatoes look crispy. Then remove from the oven.
  7. Place cheese, bacon bits, Chopped green onion, salt and pepper in the baked mashed potatoes.
  8. Return into the oven and bake again for about 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

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