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How to make Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

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When I was a kid and we would visit my grandma Andrews house, she would always have a place for her mashed potato casserole. What made this dish so unique to me was that it was covered with Lay’s potato chips and baked! I don’t know why I’ve never thought of layering a casserole with that salty, crunchy bite, but it’s a total game changer! Since I’m older now and love to cook, I’ve added a few “extra” ingredients to her original dish and gave it a new name. Let me show you how to make Loaded Baked Potato Casserole!

loaded baked potato casserole recipe:

Equipment needed:

  • Baking dish
  • spatula

Protein needed:

  • 3/4 cup chopped bacon

Pantry items:

  • Lays plain potato chips (I don’t measure these. I just crush enough to cover the top of the casserole)

Fridge items:

  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for the inside of the casserole)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for the top of the casserole)
  • 5 cups cooked mashed potatoes (I used leftover potatoes for this recipe)

Seasonings/Spices:

  • salt/pepper
  • diced green onions (enough to sprinkle on top of the casserole before baking)

loaded baked potato casserole instructions:

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Second, take your 5 cups of mashed potatoes and place into a baking dish. (We are going to mix the ingredients together in the baking dish)

A woman holding a pot of melted butter pouring it into the loaded baked potato casserole.
  • Third, add the melted butter, whipped cream cheese, chopped bacon, sour cream, and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and mix really well.
  • Next, use your spatula to spread the mashed potato mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  • Then, sprinkle the 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese on top of the casserole to cover completely.
A woman sprinkling cheese on top of the loaded baked potato casserole.

  • After the cheese, you will add the crushed Lays potato chips. I do this part with my hands.
A woman smiling while holding the loaded baked potato casserole.
  • Next, sprinkle the green onions on top of the finished casserole.
  • Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are heated all the way through and the cheese has melted.
  • Enjoy with your favorite main dish!
A woman holding the loaded baked potato casserole that is topped with diced green onions.

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Jessie & Seasonal, Southern Living in Spanish
Mashed potatoes are mixed with whipped cream cheese, sour cream, chopped bacon, and cheddar cheese. Then, they are placed in a baking dish and topped with another layer of cheddar cheese, crispy LAYS potato chips, and a sprinkling of diced green onions. Baked until heated through and the cheese is melted and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup chopped bacon
  • Lays plain potato chips I don’t measure these. I just crush enough to cover the top of the casserole
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for the inside of the casserole
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese for the top of the casserole
  • 5 cups cooked mashed potatoes I used leftover potatoes for this recipe
  • salt/pepper
  • diced green onions enough to sprinkle on top of the casserole before baking

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Second, take your 5 cups of mashed potatoes and place into a baking dish. (We are going to mix the ingredients together in the baking dish)
  • Third, add the melted butter, whipped cream cheese, chopped bacon, sour cream, and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and mix really well.
  • Next, use your spatula to spread the mashed potato mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  • Then, sprinkle the 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese on top of the casserole to cover completely.
  • After the cheese, you will add the crushed Lays potato chips. I do this part with my hands.
  • Next, sprinkle the green onions on top of the finished casserole.
  • Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are heated all the way through and the cheese has melted.
  • Enjoy with your favorite main dish!

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Keyword Casserole, comfort food, Potatoes

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