Bacon Potato Casserole is a delicious and comforting side dish that combines crispy bacon, creamy mashed potatoes, and cheese. It’s like loaded twice-baked potatoes but made easy as a casserole. It’s perfect for holiday meals or any time you’re craving some serious comfort food.
Make-ahead tip: You can make the mashed potatoes a day ahead and keep them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to bake the casserole, spread the potato mixture in the baking dish. Top it with the rest of the cheese and bacon. Cover the dish with aluminum foil (this will help heat the potatoes faster). Bake it until the potatoes are heated through, and the cheese is melted. It will take a little longer to bake since the potatoes are cold.
If you’re serving a crowd, you can double this recipe and bake the casserole in a 9×13″ baking dish.
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