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Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

These savory potato cups are the ultimate comfort food appetizer. The creamy mashed potatoes are loaded with crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and fresh chives, all nestled in a crispy golden shell. Each bite delivers a satisfying crunch and a burst of warm, cheesy flavor, making these cups a hit at any party or gathering.

95% would make again
Loaded Mashed Potato Cups


for 12 servings

  • 2 cups mashed potato (500 g)
  • ¼ cup bacon (55 g), cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup fresh chives (10 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese (25 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (100 g)

Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 potatoes
  • ¾ cup milk (180 mL)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream (55 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 288
  • Fat 10g
  • Carbs 38g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl combine mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  3. Divide the mashed potatoes evenly into each cup. Make a hole in the center of each mashed potato cup.
  4. Add shredded cheddar to the center of each cup.
  5. Bake mashed potato cups at 400ºF (200ºC) for 30-35 minutes or until outside is crispy and brown.
  6. Top with a dollop of sour cream, chives and bacon crumbs.
  7. Enjoy!
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Loaded Mashed Potato Cups