Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This mashed potatoes recipe is different — and delicious! It's also packed with plenty of calcium to maximize bone density.

Prep time: 45 minutes



  • 4 c. prepared instant potatoes
  • 11/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 3/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 9 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1/4 c. onion, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic


  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 c. dry bread crumbs


  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • 2-quart casserole dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, bacon, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  3. Place potato mixture in a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  4. To make the topping, place the melted butter, parmesan cheese, bacon, and bread crumbs in another bowl and mix well.
  5. Spread topping mixture over potato mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Serves: 10

Serving size: 3/4 cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
350 calories
13 g protein
23 g fat
268 mg calcium
724 mg sodium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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