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Mashed Potato Chip Dip Recipe

Just when you thought mashed potatoes couldn't get better, I baked them into a dip to create this Easy, Cheesy Mashed Potato Chip Dip. Full of fluffy Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes, bacon and cheese, and served with potato chips!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy, easy, potato chips
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Mashed Potato Chip Dip

  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, reserve one tablespoon bacon grease
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno pepper remove seeds for a more mild flavor
  • 2 Green onions diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced or pressed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 (9.74 oz) package Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes (about 1 1/2 cups) prepared according to quick preparation listed on the back, I've also listed instructions below
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1 (1 oz) packet dry ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • Potato chips for serving
  • crackers for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place rung onto top rack.
  • In an oven safe/stove safe cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon bacon grease.
  • Once hot, add in jalapeno, green onions, and garlic.
  • Cook 60 seconds and set aside.
  • In a large stockpot, boil water.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in potatoes.
  • Let stand one minute, then stir in bacon, jalapeno mixture, mayo, sour cream, ranch seasoning, cheddar, and mozzarella.
  • Place potato mixture into the oven safe/stove safe cast iron skillet.
  • Top with remaining cheddar, mozzarella, and crushed potato chips.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with more potato chips and crackers!



Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 0.4mg