Mississippi Mud Potatoes Recipe

Mississippi Mud Potatoes are a decadently rich and creamy dish that combines hearty potatoes with savory flavors from bacon, cheese, and garlic. This recipe is perfect as a side dish for gatherings, barbecues, or as a comforting dinner complement. Here’s how to make this irresistible dish.


  • 6 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a large baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Boil the diced potatoes in salted water until just tender, about 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to overcook; they should be firm enough to hold their shape when mixed with other ingredients. Drain well.
  3. Mix Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cooked and crumbled bacon, minced garlic, and chopped onion. Mix gently until all ingredients are well combined. The mayonnaise and cheese will coat the potatoes, creating a creamy texture.
  4. Transfer to Baking Dish:
    • Spoon the potato mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
  6. Serving:
    • Serve the Mississippi Mud Potatoes hot, straight from the oven. They’re excellent with a side of green vegetables or a simple salad to balance the richness.


  • Additional Toppings: For extra flavor and texture, consider adding a layer of extra cheese on top before baking. You can also sprinkle some breadcrumbs or crushed crackers mixed with melted butter for a crunchy topping.
  • Variations: Customize this dish by adding different types of cheese, such as pepper jack for a spicy kick or a smoked gouda for a deeper flavor profile. You can also incorporate some green chilies or a sprinkle of paprika for added heat and color.
  • Storage: Leftover Mississippi Mud Potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.


Mississippi Mud Potatoes are a comfort food classic, perfect for anyone who loves the combination of potatoes and cheese. This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, making it a great choice for family dinners or when you need a satisfying and comforting side dish. Enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness of this simple yet delicious recipe!