Monster Mash-ed Potatoes!

Everyone turn up the volume on Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash and hit the kitchen to make this yummy side!  I have been making my Easy Weeknight Wiener Schnitzel quite a bit lately and so, I decided to serve it the other night with a spooky side dish…my Monster Mash-ed Potatoes.  Let’s be real, you can serve any potato and call it that for dinner, but if you want the recipe for my super yummy, loaded mashed potatoes, just look below.  Only 16 days until Halloween!!!


Monster Mash-ed Potatoes!

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


My loaded mashed potatoes become even more spooktacular when you give them a fun name and serve them around Halloween!



  • 6 red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 (8 oz) container of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 gloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, add in your quartered potatoes and then enough water to cover them.  Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender (about 8 to 10 minutes).
  3. When your potatoes are tender, drain off all of the water and keep your hot potatoes in the pot.
  4. I like to take my potato masher and lightly mash my potatoes before adding in the other ingredients.
  5. Next, add in all of the other yummy ingredients and lightly mash it in until it’s combined.  Your cheese will melt inside.
  6. You’re ready to serve!


I served ours with my delicious Easy Weeknight Wiener Schnitzel and the fire roasted corn from Trader Joe’s!


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 15, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Sounds so much better than plain mashed potato – which is already good on its own! Mmm! 😋

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Alexis deZayas October 15, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Can I have mashed potatoes for breakfast?! Yum!

  • Erika Slaughter October 15, 2019 at 6:30 am


  • Jill Foster October 15, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Hi-I made your pumpkin cheesecake bars this weekend for a gathering of my friends. They were really good (although slightly overcooked! my bad), but your photo shows such a contrast between the spice cake bottom layer and the cheesecake layer. Mine was basically the same color, which did’t make them as visually appealing. Any thoughts?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 15, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Now, I don’t know? Maybe it was that we used different brands of spice cake???

  • Landree October 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

    If I have a bag of purple potato’s do you think it would still taste good If I used those in this as my potato’s. Do you know if I need to cook the potato’s any different? Different times maybe?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

      I think the purple would make them even spookier!! Use them!

  • Francine October 15, 2019 at 8:26 am

    How do you heat up the fire roasted corn? Do you serve the corn on the side or on top? This look amazing and we can’t wait to try it! I already had the Wiener Schnitzel on my meal plan this week and I’m so adding this!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

      I just heat the contents of the entire bag in the microwave and serve it on the side. It’s as easy as that!

  • Hills family October 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Hey shay I need help I was going to make your chicken pot pie for my families dinner tonight but realized I forgot to get cream of chicken soup at the grocery store yesterday. We don’t have any other cream of soups either. Is there something I can substitute for it? or is it worth it for me To run out to the store?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      I would say sub if it were any other recipe, but for this one, I think you need it!

  • Macy’s October 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Hey shay Could you do a Whats in my fridge post? I think that would be interesting!

  • Montano Family October 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Hey shay I made your instant pot Chicken tetrazzini for my family loved it! My three year old ate the same amount as my 7 year old! I wanted to share one of our families favorite instant pot recipes.
    – 3-4 lb boneless pork shoulder
    – 1/2 cup orange juice
    – juice of 1 lime
    – 1 tbsp kosher salt
    – 1 tsp dried oregano
    – 1 tsp black pepper
    – 1 tsp ground coriander
    – 1 tsp ground cumin

    1. Trim excess fat from pork shoulder. Then cut pork into 2 inch chunks and place in InstaPot.
    2. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on HIGH pressure for 35 minutes. Allow to vent naturally for 10-15 minutes.
    3. Remove pork and shred, placing on baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes until pieces of pork get crispy.

  • Jessica October 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    you don’t cook the garlic? Just add it raw?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 16, 2019 at 5:51 am

      In this recipe, yes!! Mince it really fine!

  • Janice October 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Hey shay! I just wanted to tell you I just went to Costco and my local Costco had a bunch of LEGO sets at a really great price. I don’t know if your kids like legos like mine do But I wanted to let you know!

  • Laura October 16, 2019 at 6:56 am

    I was at Trader Joe’s once and they had mashed potato samples with their caramelized onion dip mixed into the potatoes! It was amazing! Also love above commenters ideas for purple potatoes & a what’s in my fridge post.