This potato casserole recipe is great because it gives you the same great flavor of baked potatoes, but in a dish that allows you to easily serve up to 14 people. Prepare this Fully Loaded Potluck Potato Bake the next time you're having company over for a simple side dish that's sure to please. It's made with everyone's favorite ingredients, including sour cream, Cheddar cheese, bacon, onions and more. You're sure to have an empty casserole dish once your party is over because this potato bake is so incredibly delicious, no one will be able to pass it up!
2 1/2 – 3 lb of medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup evaporated low fat milk
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded 2% cheddar cheese, divided
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided (I used 8 slices cuz I love bacon)
Sliced green onions
Place potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 3-quart casserole dish.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, evaporated milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and half of bacon. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, remaining bacon and green onions. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Cover with foil and bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated. Uncover; top with cheese, bacon and green onions; bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.