Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easy Baked Potato Casserole

As I wrote in my last post, every Sunday my entire family of in-laws gets together to eat a Sunday meal after church. We all have an assigned food group that rotates each week. This week my job was "Starch" and I saw this recipe in my Family Circle magazine and decided to give it a try. I'm just gonna warn you, though...

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
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it's not fat-free, heart-healthy, good-for-you, or low in calories.

And it's definitely not Weight Watcher's approved.

In other words,

it tastes really good. :)

Creamy, cheesy, potato goodness - perfect for church-potluck types of things or when you just want to be bad. lol

I couldn't even get a real-life picture of it because my husband's family scarfed it down and there were no leftovers when we got home.


Steam 'n' Mash Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

1 bag Ore-Ida Steam 'n' Mash Russet Potatoes
{this is equivalent to 24 oz of mashed potatoes, in case you're not lazy like me and didn't feel like washing and peeling a huge bag of potatoes using regular potatoes}
2/3 C evaporated milk
2 T butter

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 C sour cream
2 tsp dried chives
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 C real bacon crumbles {I used 7 slices of turkey bacon instead}

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray 9x9" baking pan with cooking spray
{I doubled and used a 13x9 and an 8x8 b/c I don't have a 9x9}.
Microwave Steam 'n' Mash Potatoes according to package directions. In medium bowl, mash cooked potatoes, milk and butter. Stir in remaining ingredients, except shredded cheese and bacon, until well combined. Spread mixture in baking pan; top with cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles. Bake for 25-30 minutes of until heated through.

Mmmmmm enjoy!


  1. Mmmmmm is right! I have a big bag of potatoes that I really need to use. Steam 'n mash would be easier, but I don't want these potatoes to go to waste. My boys will love these tomorrow night.

  2. This does look yummy! A great dish that everyone will love...

    Stopping by from TMTT to say hello!

  3. yummy gonna be trying this one I love potatoes casseroles

  4. WOW! That looks scrumptious! Love me some 'taters!

  5. Oh my, that sounds absolutely delicious!! I definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  6. I definitely have got to try this!!!! Just wrote down a couple of needed ingredients on my shopping list. YUM! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh my, that looks like a spoon full of cheesy heaven!! That is definitely going in the recipe box.


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