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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole —a delicious creamy cheesy mashup of potato skins and scalloped potatoes.

loaded baked potato casserole

I made the recipe as an impromptu side dish from leftover ingredients from other recipes. It’s sort of a cross between scalloped potatoes and potato skins making it a dish suitable for a family holiday or a super bowl party. All of that bacon and cheese and sour cream on top of thick slices of potatoes in a luscious cheese sauce.

Loaded baked potato casserole ingredients

loaded baked potato casserole ingredients

Russet potatoes
Whole milk
Chicken stock
Sour cream 
Bacon
Onion
Butter
Scallion
Cheese
Cream cheese
Flour

This casserole takes all of the great elements of a loaded baked potato and tosses it all together in a ridiculously rich cheese sauce.

How to make baked potato casserole

sliced potatoes

You start by boiling unpeeled potatoes until fork tender. Slice the potatoes pretty thick since they are already fully cooked so that they hold their shape. Layer the potatoes in a baking dish and set them aside for later.

flour and onions in a pan

Next, make the sauce by crisping the bacon slices in a large skillet. Drain most of the fat and sauté the onions adding butter. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk to create a roux. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and whisk. Follow with the cream cheese whisking thoroughly.

cream cheese melted in a saouce

Once the cream cheese has melted, add the gruyere and milk stirring consistently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the potatoes. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. After 25 minutes, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and return it to the oven until the cheese has melted.

cheese sauce poured over potatoes

Remove the dish from the oven and top it with bacon crumbles, sliced scallions, and a generous amount of sour cream.

What goes with loaded baked potato casserole?

loaded baked potato casserole on a plate

Almost anything! I like it with wings but as I said, it’s suitable for practically any occasion. Try one of these tasty recipes!

Spicy Caribbean Barbecue Chicken Wings
Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken
Grilled Buffalo Wings | Fresh Off the Grids

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole—a delicious creamy cheesy mashup of potato skins and scalloped potatoes.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Cooling Time for the Potatoes:20 mins
Total Time:1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb russet potatoes
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c onion
  • 6 oz bacon chopped
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3-4 scallions sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes in 4 cups of water with 2-3 tablespoons of salt over high heat until fork-tender; about 20-25 minutes. Let the potatoes cool before peeling them. Slice the potatoes to your desired thickness and layer them in a baking dish.
  • Crisp the bacon in a large skillet. Drain the bacon and crumble for later. Retain 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet. Add 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan and sauté the onions until softened over medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour to create a roux followed by the chicken stock. Whisk to form a thick sauce then add the cream cheese. Whisk until fully blended.
  • Next, add the gruyere and milk and whisk until smooth. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Cover the potatoes with the cheese sauce and bake in a 375 degrees preheated oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, spread the cheddar over the casserole and bake until melted.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and top with bacon, scallion, and sour cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheese, cream, potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Ty

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