Nutrition and Fitness

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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

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

Prep time: 45 minutes



  • 4 cups prepared potatoes (homemade or instant)
  • 1½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • 9 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic


  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
  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: ¾ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
365 calories
15 g protein
24 g fat
311 mg calcium
896 mg sodium

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

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD

Kids Health

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