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loaded baked potato casserole
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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is super easy to make and it's piled up with all the good stuff: bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 672kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp salted butter softened and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk preferably 2% or whole
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Measure out the butter, sour cream, and milk and allow the ingredients to reach room temperature while the potatoes are cooking.
  • Scrub the potatoes clean. Dry them and rub with olive oil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until tender. You can also cook the potatoes in the Instant Pot.
  • While the potatoes bake, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Flip the strips over periodically until evenly cooked. Remove them to a plate with a paper towel to soak up the grease.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven. Lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Leave the skins on two of the potatoes. Peel the rest.
  • In a large bowl, crush the potatoes. Crumble the bacon and add 3/4 of it to the bowl. Add the butter, sour cream, milk, 1/2 the grated cheese, and salt and pepper to the bowl.
  • Stir until well combined. Don’t over crush the potatoes. Mixture should still contain some pieces of potato.
  • Add the potatoes to a greased baking dish. Top the casserole with the reserved shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Top with sliced reserved bacon and green onions for garnish.

Notes

  • Russet potatoes or large baking potatoes work well for this recipe, but you can also use Yukon gold potatoes or even baby red potatoes. Whatever you have on hand.
  • You can freeze left overs of this recipe for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 672kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Potassium: 1677mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 787IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 4mg