Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole


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Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole with Bacon that transcends the ordinary, providing a taste of nostalgia with a contemporary twist.
Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole
Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole

Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole with Bacon transcends the ordinary, providing a taste of nostalgia with a contemporary twist.

When I asked my son, Spane, if he wanted Twice-Baked Potatoes, he said yes, but couldn’t they be mashed? I thought of the Twice-Baked Potato Casserole I had made a few years ago. Then remembered a recipe for Mashed Potato Casserole by Mellisa Clark that looked very good. I decided to adapt my recipe and combine the two.

What Makes it Special

Cheese and potatoes don’t mix well. They taste good together, but since the cheese isn’t consistent in its melting, not all the potatoes have cheesy goodness. The answer is either to take time and effort to make a very thick bechamel with grated cheese or just buy a jar of prepared Cheez Whiz at the store and use that.

Crumbled bacon is also put in this casserole as well as chives and sour cream. Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole is almost like a loaded baked potato only it’s a casserole with a crunchy panko breadcrumb crust.

Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole

Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole

Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole with Bacon that transcends the ordinary, providing a taste of nostalgia with a contemporary twist.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings (slide to adjust): 8
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2023-11-30
Allergen: Dairy, pork
Calories per serving: 364kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounce bacon, about 2 slices
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Justice
  • cup Cheez Whiz
  • 1 tablespoon chives

~~ Topping ~~

  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan ; grated
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
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Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic. Ingredient measurements may vary due to measurement tools used.

Instructions

  • Mise en place
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • 2 ounce bacon
    Cook the bacon in the air fryer at 400 until it is very crisp, about 7 minutes. Crumble the bacon.
  • 4 large russet potatoes
    Boil the potatoes in the Instant Pot.
  • Drain the potatoes and put them in the stand mixer.
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon Justice, 1/3 cup Cheez Whiz
    Pour melted butter and cream and start mixing. Add the Justice, sour cream and Cheez Whiz.
  • 1 tablespoon chives
    Continue to mix until the potatoes are fluffy. Fold the chives and bacon in.
  • Put the mixture into the casserole and spread it out so it”s all about the same height.
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole

Topping

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons parmesan ; grated
    Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese.
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
    Spread the mixture over the potatoes, then drizzel the melted butter over the casserole.
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
    Sprinkle with paprika.
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • Put in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs have browned.
    Mashed Cheesy Potato Casserole

Nutrition

Serving: 201gCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 8gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 412mgPotassium: 906mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g
I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietitian and any nutritional information on the-good-plate.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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