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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 18
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This satisfying side dish has family-favorite written all over it. Bacon, cheese, green onions and baked potatoes -- what’s not to love? MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

5
lb russet potatoes
4
tablespoons butter, softened
1
cup sour cream
3/4
cup half-and-half
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
10
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
4
green onions, thinly sliced

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Place potatoes on cookie sheet; prick all over with fork. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes; reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Let potatoes cool until able to handle, about 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Cut potatoes in half, and scoop out insides into large bowl. Add softened butter; mash with potato masher until most of the lumps are gone. Stir in sour cream, half-and-half, salt and pepper. Reserve 1 cup of the cheese, 3 tablespoons of the crumbled bacon and 1/4 cup of the sliced green onions for topping. Stir remaining cheese, bacon and green onions into potatoes.
  • 4
    Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup cheese on top. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top is slightly puffed and starting to brown around edges.
  • 5
    Garnish with reserved crumbled bacon and green onions, and serve.

Expert Tips

Looking for a meat-free side dish? Feel free to omit the bacon.

Gruyère cheese makes a lovely substitution for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
780mg
33%
Potassium
1120mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
4g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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