Cheesy Mashed Potato Manicotti


I am a carb addict. In the past, I have tried Atkins, South Beach, and all of those low carbohydrate diets. While they worked in the beginning, I was never able to stick to them. I love carbs, so why not embrace it. This is the ultimate carbohydrate addict’s meal, carbs stuffed with more carbs.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Manicotti

Mashed Potatoes

6 medium potatoes (peeled, cut & mashed)  Use your favorite mashed potato recipe or you can use instant as well.                                                                                                                           1 cup of cooked & crumbled bacon (regular or turkey bacon)                                                       1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (low fat or regular)

Add crumbled bacon & cheddar to the mashed potatoes & mix well.

Cheese Sauce-I always use this recipe or a variation of it when I need a cheese sauce

1/4 cup butter                                                                                                                                       1/4 cup flour                                                                                                                                         1/2 teaspoon salt                                                                                                                                    1 pinch cayenne pepper                                                                                                                      1/8 teaspoon dry mustard                                                                                                                    2 cups milk                                                                                                                                              1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and seasonings and stir until blended.

Gradually add milk and cook stirring constantly until thickened.

Stir in cheese and heat until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.

Full Recipe:

Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Cook a full box of manicotti according to package directions & drain. Lay down the manicotti on wax paper to cool. Prepare your mashed potatoes. Fill each manicotti shell with mashed potato mixture using a small spoon. Place in a casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce over the top & sprinkle with additional cheese. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.







Serve to your favorite food critic.


Ma, seriously what is this?


Ok, try try try


Mmmmmm. Potato

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28 Responses to Cheesy Mashed Potato Manicotti

  1. This mashed potato fan says, “Thank you for sharing this!!” Seriously pinned to try and cannot wait now 🙂

  2. I never thought to do this before, but I am totally LOVING the idea! Thank you!

  3. Mmm sounds good, I’ve never tried this before.

  4. Heather says:

    OMG! I’m pinning! I want to try this. I love my carbs too! This looks like an awesome comfort food!

  5. kayla says:

    Those looks SOOO yummy! If only I could find them in gluten free :/ Haha.
    New friend and follower!

    Kayla @

  6. Annie says:

    This looks delicious!! *Pinning It* I also adore the name of your blog and grabbed your button code 🙂

  7. On my list to try! Love your recipe!

  8. G’day! Very warm and welcoming!
    Thanks for sharing as party of Foodie Friends Friday 30 Minute Meals Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  9. Makes me wish that I had the pasta shells to make these right now. They sound amazing! My husband and son are not a bacon fan but these sound perfect to me.

  10. Wow! This is one of those recipes that you say to yourself, “why didn’t I think of that!!” Sounds delicious and I will definitely be trying this recipe~ Thanks for taking a ride on The Great Blog Train Blog Hop!! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  11. That meme is so funny! I literally LOLd. Sounds kind of like….delicious!

  12. What a completely different take on manicotti! I love it and will be trying this for sure! This is something my husband will love, I know it!

  13. Michelle says:

    This sounds delicious. I never thought of putting mashed potatoes in manicotti, but sounds yummy.

  14. G’day! I love manicotti! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Potato Lovers Party!

  15. Michelle says:

    This looks delicious. Never would have thought to put potatoes in manicotti, but it sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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