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Baked Potato Casserole


This baked potato casserole is a family favorite with it's creamy, rich, and topped with sizzling bacon. Serve this recipe as a side dish to any meaty main course or on its own for a luscious and rich main course. This recipe pairs well with a lightly dressed side salad or even a hearty, medium-rare steak, and a nice glass of your favorite beer.

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  • 8 medium 8 medium potatoes, about 2 1/2 to 3-pounds total weight, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks or 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup 1 cup evaporated 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 slices 6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy, then crumbled
  • sliced green onions to garnish


Servings 16
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 110mins


Step 1

Place the potato chunks in a large pot. Fill with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil.

Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole dish. Return potatoes to the pot.

Add evaporated milk, sour cream, salt, and black pepper. Beat with a hand held mixer until smooth.

Stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese and half of the bacon.

Spoon the potato mixture into prepared casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, remaining bacon, and green onions. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

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