easy loaded mashed potato casserole
prep time 35 Min
cook time 35 Min
Ingredients For easy loaded mashed potato casserole
1 3/4 cwater
2 cinstant potato flakes, dry
1 csour cream
a pinchfreshly ground black pepper
2 cshredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/3 creal smoked bacon bits (or 6 strips crisp bacon, crumbled)
2green onions, thin sliced
1/2 Tbspminced chives (optional)
How To Make easy loaded mashed potato casserole
1Gather and prep ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2Lightly grease a medium baking dish with butter or cooking oil spray. (I use an 8"x12".)
3In a saucepan, heat water, butter and salt to just boiling.
4Remove from heat and stir in milk and potato flakes (if too thick, add a little more milk; if too thin, stir in a few more potato flakes.)
5Add sour cream to potatoes, mixing well.
6Fold in 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and one tablespoon of the bacon bits, reserving remainder of cheese and bacon bits for the topping.
7Empty potato mixture into prepared baking dish, smoothing to level.
8Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese, bacon bits and green onions.
9Return dish to oven and bake for additional 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives (optional.) Serve.
10Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
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