Food & Recipes

Mississippi Mud Potatoes Will Become Your New Go-To Side Dish

We’re drooling already!

The term “Mississippi mud” isn’t typically associated with potatoes — most of us are probably more familiar with the chocolate-y dessert instead. However, a side dish called Mississippi mud potatoes calls for chopped spuds, bacon, cheese, and more goodness. No, there isn’t any chocolate, but this dish has our full attention.

The recipe comes from the blog Mama Plus One, and according to the author, this is a family recipe she discovered that is a big hit with anyone who tries it. The recipe card provided an explanation for the side dish’s name: “They’re named for the famous river because they’re LONG on taste and MIGHTY good!” And we’ll certainly take her word for it!

To make these potatoes as a delicious side option, you’ll need diced potatoes, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cooked bacon, and green onions. Combine everything and bake until the potatoes are soft and the cheese is melty and browned to perfection:


While it could be a side dish, Mama Plus One also recommends adding hamburger meat or chicken to turn this into an entree.

Another version of this recipe from The Cookin’ Chicks proves that this dish is pretty easy to customize. Instead of adding scallions, this take on Mississippi mud potatoes adds in garlic and onions to create something equally delicious:

The Cookin' Chicks

If mashed potatoes are more your thing, you can make those Mississippi mud-style, too. This recipe for mashed potato casserole from Dinner At The Zoo calls for the potatoes to be mashed instead of diced and swaps mayonnaise for sour cream. It still gets topped with plenty of cheese, bacon and chives (which could be easily substituted for green onions) — so it packs in all of the flavor as the Mississippi-style recipes above:

Dinner At The Zoo

Who needs chocolate?! Mississippi mud never tasted so good! Which one of these cheese-y, bacon-filled recipes to serve alongside dinner tonight?