Loaded Potato Potluck Favorite

Be the hit of the party with this full-flavored take on the classic baked potato with all the fixin's. A mixture of hearty potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions adds a creamy texture. With this dish you won't have anything left to take home!

Yield

16 servings (1/2 cup each)

Ingredients

8 medium potatoes (about 2 1/2 to 3 pound total), peeled and cut into
1-inch chunks
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups (8 ounce package) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
sliced green onions (optional)

Directions

Place potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole dish.

Return potatoes to saucepan; add evaporated milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and half of bacon. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole dish.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, remaining bacon and green onions. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 28 minutes

Additional Information

This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F (177°C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated. Uncover; top with cheese, bacon and green onions; bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 120; Calories from Fat 40; Total Fat 4.5 g; Saturated Fat 2.5 g; Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 330 mg; Carbohydrates 15 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Sugars 3 g; Protein 7 g

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