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baked potato casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jessica Hannan
Austin, TX

Bacony, cheesey, sour creamy, potato skin-ey and green oniony goodness!

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For baked potato casserole

  • 5 lb
    gold potatoes
  • 1 lb
    sharp cheddar
  • 24 oz
    sour cream
  • 7 slice
    thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 c
    margarine or butter
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    each olive oil and bacon fat
  • 3 tsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp
    smoked black pepper

How To Make baked potato casserole

  • 1
    Peel potatoes and reserve the skin. Chop the potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks and boil until fork tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add bacon fat and olive oil. Toss the reserved potato skins with 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Preheat your oven to High Broil.
  • 3
    Fry the potato skins in the fat until they are tender, then put under the broiler until they crisp and brown. Set to the side on a plate and turn oven from Broil to 450*.
  • 4
    Cream the potatoes with the butter, cream and sour cream. Add the remaining salt, pepper and the green onions. Stir well to combine.
  • 5
    Place the slices of bacon on an 11" x 15" pan and place in oven. Cook until brown and crisp.
  • 6
    Remove from the pan and let cool. Spread the mashed potatoes over the pan. Spread the cheese over the potatoes and sprinkle with the skins and the bacon.
  • 7
    Bake for 10-15 minutes.