Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

This loaded mashed potato casserole is so packed full of buttery, cheesy, bacon-y goodness, it takes the classic dish to a whole new level.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs russet potatoes , peeled and cubed
  • 7 strips bacon
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chives , chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bring 4 quarts water to a boil.
  • Boil cubed potatoes until soft, drain off water when finished.
  • White potatoes are boiling, cook bacon in oven at 350 degrees until crispy. Remove from oven and absorb extra grease with a paper towel. Crumble and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add cooked potatoes, cream cheese, butter, and seasonings. Beat together until creamy. Stir in 1 tbsp chives, 1 cup cheese and half of bacon crumbles.
  • In a 9x13 baking dish, spoon in mashed potatoes and spread out until top is even. Top with remaining cheese, chives and bacon crumbles.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.