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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

This Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is a delicious weeknight meal that can be made as one big casserole or in individual serving dishes. Load up this dish with chicken, cheese, green onions, bacon, and all your favorite baked potato fixings.

loaded baked potato casserole in a white ramekin dish

This Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is a fun way to eat baked potatoes- full of cheese, bacon, and chicken all surrounded by creamy, buttery chunks of potato. 

This dish can be made into one big casserole or individual servings. We do casseroles a lot, so sometimes it’s fun to do things a little differently. Food often becomes more interesting when I present it in a new way to my kids.

What’s Needed for Loaded Baked Potato Casserole? 

For this dish, you will need russet potatoes and your favorite baked potato fixings. For example:

  • Cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar)
  • Green onions
  • Bacon
  • Meat (we like grilled chicken, but pulled pork would also be delicious)
  • Sour cream 
  • Veggies (like chopped tomatoes or broccoli)
three white dishes full of chicken, potatoes, and cheese

How to Make Loaded Baked Potato Casserole 

  1. Cook the bacon as desired.  (I like to cook bacon in the Air Fryer.)
  2. Place peeled and diced potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. 
  3. Add 2 tsp salt, reduce heat and simmer until just tender, but not falling apart. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add cream and butter to the potatoes, roughly mash with a fork (leaving some chunks).
  5. Add the chicken, scallions, bacon, and cheese to the potatoes. Mix well to combine.
  6. Transfer to a shallow baking dish or 6-8 large ramekins.
  7. Sprinkle with more cheese and bake until melted at 350 degrees F.

Can I Omit the Meat? 

Of course! You could omit the chicken in this dish and serve this Baked Potato Casserole as a side dish instead.   

Can I Prep This in Advance? 

Absolutely! Assemble this loaded potato casserole as instructed, but wait to sprinkle on the final layer of cheese. Top the casserole with foil and chill under ready to heat up. Just before heating, sprinkle with cheese.

closeup of loaded baked potato casserole with cooked potato, chicken, bacon, cheese, and green onions

Tips for Making Chicken Bacon Potato Casserole 

I used leftover grilled chicken for this because it’s what I had on hand, but you could also use a rotisserie; you just can’t beat the flavor or tenderness (or ease) of a rotisserie chicken.  

You could also toss some broccoli into this loaded baked potato casserole with chicken if you like. I would use frozen, let them thaw, and then toss in just before baking.

You could also swap sweet potatoes for the russet potatoes but it may affect the cook time.  Also, check out my recipe collection of Easy Recipes with Potatoes.

More Easy Casserole Dishes: 

white dish with potatoes topped with melted cheese

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

4.43 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 lbs medium russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 4 green onions sliced thin
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar grated

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon as desired. (I like to bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees while cooking the potatoes. Place the bacon on a rimmed baking sheet covered in foil for easy clean up. Transfer to a paper towel when finished baking; break into pieces when cool.)
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Place potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Add 2 tsp salt, reduce heat and simmer until just tender, but not falling apart. (About 15 minutes.) Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the cream and butter to the potatoes, roughly mash with a fork (leaving some chunks).
  • Add the chicken, scallions, bacon, 6oz cheese, remaining salt, and pepper to the potatoes. Mix well to combine.
  • Transfer to a shallow baking dish or 6-8 large ramekins.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until melted at 350 degrees. (About 15 minutes for ramekins or 20-25 for casserole.)

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 2mg
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