Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Serves these loaded baked potato casseroles on the side of chicken or steak.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 8 slices bacon
- 2 lbs medium russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup cream
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 cups cooked chicken , shredded
- 4 green onions , sliced thin
- 8 oz sharp cheddar , grated
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, 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.)
Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11.9% | Vitamin C: 9.2% | Calcium: 23.5% | Iron: 11.2%