Loaded Potato Casserole Recipe

Loaded potato casserole
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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8

Everyone loves loaded baked potatoes! Now enjoy that same great flavor combination in this super easy loaded potato casserole recipe.

 

What You'll Need

  • 3 1/2 to 4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup milk, whole or low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced

How to Make It

  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cold, salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  2. Cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  4. Transfer the potatoes back to the saucepan.
  5. Using a masher, mash the potatoes until almost smooth.
  6. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  7. Continue mashing until the mixture is smooth.
  1. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese and half the bacon.
  2. Spoon the mixture evenly into a lightly oiled 3-quart casserole dish.
  3. Use a spatula or fork to make an irregular surface.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Top with remaining cheese, bacon and green onions.
  6. Bake for 5 more minutes to melt the cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
493 Calories
30g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)