Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

shared by Jennifer

Details:

    PT20M
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • PT40M
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • PT1H
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Peel and chop potatoes, place into a large stockpot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduc

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2.8-ounce jar real bacon pieces (or 10 slices bacon
    cooked and crumbled)
  • 4 green onions sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and chop potatoes, place into a large stockpot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Test a larger piece by piercing with a fork to make sure they're cooked through and tender.
  4. Remove pot from heat, drain potatoes and place back in pot.
  5. Smash potatoes with the back of a wooden spoon, it's ok if they’re are still chunks. Stir in butter and cubed cream cheese. Keep stirring until completely melted.
  6. Add in sour cream, 1 1/2 cups cheddar, 3 sliced green onions, salt, and bacon pieces (reserve 1/4 cup bacon pieces for topping).
  7. Spread into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheddar, bacon pieces, and sliced green onion over top. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are heated through.