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loaded mashed potato casserole

Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

This is easy to make because it starts with Instant Mashed Potato Flakes. I keep instant mashed potatoes because that is how I feed my sourdough starter, but they are so handy for other uses. Of course you can use real potatoes for this instead: just make about 6 servings of mashed potatoes.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For loaded mashed potato casserole

  • 1 3/4 c
    boiling water
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    milk or light cream
  • 2 c
    dry instant potato flakes
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 3
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • cooking spray

How To Make loaded mashed potato casserole

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine boiling water, salt, butter, milk, and potato flakes. Stir with a fork until potatoes are well-mixed.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Combine mashed potatoes with sour cream, mixing well. Fold in 11/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake potatoes for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes to melt cheese. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.