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Crack Mashed Potatoes

Crack Mashed Potatoes

Crack Mashed Potatoes are simply addicting! Add a twist to this classic side dish with some Bacon, Ranch and Cheddar cheese with this easy recipe!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 499 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 pounds potatoes Russet or Yukon Gold
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup hot cream or more
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 12 bacon slices cooked and chopped


  • Fresh chopped green onions to garnish
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped bacon - about 3-5 slices


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise. Remove any spots, lumps or knots. Place potatoes in a large pot (6-quart) and cover with cold water by an inch, add some salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low, simmer until fork-tender, for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain cooked potatoes, add in the hot milk, hot cream, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Ranch powder, and sour cream.
  3. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth, adding a little extra milk or cream if needed. Use electric beaters to beat further until smooth and fluffy. Be careful NOT to overbeat.
  4. Add in the cheddar cheese and chopped bacon. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with green onions, chopped bacon, shredded cheese, and butter.

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Nutrition Facts
Crack Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1048mg46%
Potassium 1082mg31%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 7.6mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.