Baked Mashed Potatoes

5 from 2 reviews

Put an easy, crispy spin on regular mashed potatoes with this baked mashed potatoes recipe. A mashed potato casserole they will love!


  • 56 large Yukon gold potatoes (these make the BEST mashed potatoes!)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup warmed milk (whole or 2% works best)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten to blend


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut them into chunks and place them in a large pot. Cover them with water and bring the water to a boil. Turn the water down to a simmer and cook them until they are tender, 10-15 minutes (test them by sticking a knife into one of the chunks – it should give easily). Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a ricer. (I like the consistency you get with a masher.)
  3. Add the butter and stir until well incorporated.  It’s important to add the butter before any of the other ingredients for the very best mashed potatoes!
  4. Stir in the cream cheese, and then pour in the milk in 1/4 cup increments until the potatoes are the consistency you like. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in the beaten eggs, and then spoon the whole thing into a buttered casserole dish.
  6. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden on top. Cool for 5 minutes and serve!


    • Eggs: I’m guessing you’re wondering what eggs are doing in this recipe? Because we are going to bake these taters, the eggs cook up and give them a rich consistency that you are going to love.

    • Potatoes: I always recommend Yukon Gold potatoes (also known as butter potatoes). They are the perfect tender potato variety for mashing, and they have super thin skins, so you don’t even have to peel them (although you can if you want to!)

    • Milk: Whole and low-fat milk works best for this recipe – skim isn’t dense enough. You can also throw caution to the wind and use light or heavy cream.

Keywords: kid friendly baked mashed potatoes, gluten-free mashed potatoes, mashed potato casserole