Potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

What’s the best part of a Loaded Baked Potato?

The crispy bacon?  The ooey-gooey cheese?  Creamy butter & sour cream??

I can’t choose.  Let’s put them all together in a delicious casserole and enjoy all the flavors at once!

You’ll want to bake these spuds in the oven so they cook evenly and they get that crisp, tasty skin

I’m using 3 pounds of Russett potatoes, scrubbed clean, but left unpeeled

Pierce the potatoes and bake on 400 degrees for about 45 minutes until a fork can easily go through each one

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Did someone say “dairy”?  Why yes!

You’ll need one cup of sour cream, 2/3 cup of shredded mozzarella, 1/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup of cream cheese in a large bowl

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Halve the potatoes and scoop out into your bowl while still warm, reserving the skins

At some point, you’ll want to cook 6 slices of bacon, crispy.  Now would be good

I like to cook bacon on a cookie sheet lined in foil for easy cleanup

Mash, mash, mash the mixture with a potato masher.  Add in 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder & onion powder

Make sure the dairy products and spices are thoroughly incorporated into the potatoes

Spoon mixture into a casserole pan lightly sprayed with cooking oil.  Spread the potatoes out evenly

Now for the toppings

Crumble the 6 slices of bacon, and cut half of the reserved potato skins into chunks.  You can add more if you are a crispy skin lover

I’m using another cup of shredded mozzarella, but you can use cheddar or any other gooey cheese

Snip 3 tablespoons of fresh scallions for serving

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Layer the potato skin chunks, bacon and cheese onto the potato mixture

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is all brown and bubbly

Top with fresh scallions and serve!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

Potato Mixture

3 pounds Russett Potatoes, scrubbed clean & left unpeeled

1 cup sour cream

2/3 cup shredded mozzarella

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup cream cheese

1 teaspoon each: kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder & onion powder

Cooking spray for pan

Topping

1/2 of the leftover potato skins, cut into chunks

6 slices bacon cooked crisp, crumbled

1 cup shredded cheese of choice

3 Tablespoons snipped scallions

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Pierce the potatoes and bake on 400 degrees for about 45 minutes until a fork can easily go through each one

Once the potatoes come out of oven, bake 6 slices of bacon until crispy on a sheet pan lined with foil; crumble when cooled

Mix one cup of sour cream, 2/3 cup of shredded mozzarella, 1/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup of cream cheese in a large bowl; halve the potatoes and scoop out into the bowl with the dairy products while still warm.  Reserve half of the skins & cut into chunks

Mash with a potato masher;  add in 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder & onion powder;  make sure the dairy products and spices are thoroughly incorporated into the potato

Spoon mixture into a casserole pan lightly sprayed with cooking oil.  Spread the potatoes out evenly ; layer the potato skin chunks, bacon and cheese onto the potato mixture

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is browned and bubbly

Top with fresh scallions and serve

4 comments on “Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

  1. Lord Tock

    That looks great. Request to make this July 4th😆

  2. Renee Pell

    So I have to go to a potluck Saturday and had no idea what to bring. I’m settled on a veggie tray with the avocado dip and the loaded baked potato side dish! Any suggestions on the best way to double the recipe? Sometimes when you just double it recipes aren’t as good.

    • I agree Renee, sometimes when you double a recipe it doesn’t come out as well. Luckily with this dish, it really won’t change the flavors. It may, however, be cumbersome to mix everything in one bowl, so I would suggest mixing the ingredients in 2 separate batches. Let us know how it comes
      out!

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