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A Spoon Digging into a Bowl of Smoky & Cheesy Buttermilk Baked Mashed Potatoes

Smoky & Cheesy Buttermilk Baked Mashed Potatoes

These Smoky & Cheesy Buttermilk Baked Mashed Potatoes are heaven in a bite! They make a great side for your Thanksgiving dinner or appetizer for any day of the week.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword baked mashed potatoes, best baked potatoes, best mashed potatoes, best mashed potatoes recipe, cheesy mashed potatoes, cheesy potatoes, cheesy potatoes recipe, potato side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 598kcal
Author Jenny


  • Oven


  • 3 lbs russet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp sea salt I used McCormick Gourmet Sicilian
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper I used McCormick Gourmet Coarse Grind
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika I used McCormick Gourmet
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt I used McCormick Gourmet
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese blend


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and fill large Dutch oven 3/4 full of water.
  • Peel and cube potatoes and place in water filled Dutch oven. Bring to boil then cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain and transfer to the bowl of a stand or electric mixer. Add butter and cream cheese to potatoes and mix on low to combine. Add seasonings and buttermilk until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer potatoes to individual oven proof baking dishes or one medium sized baking dish and top with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve.


Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1320mg | Potassium: 1516mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1098IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 3mg