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5 from 3 votes

Potato Casserole With Bacon

Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Potato Casserole With Bacon: Creamy mashed potatoes topped with smoky bacon and crunchy bread crumbs. The ultimate make ahead holiday side dish!


  • 5 Pounds Potatoes, ~10 Medium Potatoes, Cubed
  • 1 Stick Butter, Softened and Cubed
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Scallions, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash, peel and cube potatoes. Rinse with cold water.
  • In a large sauce pan, cover potatoes with water and add salt to taste.
  • Bring to boil, and cook for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
  • Spread potatoes evenly onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the moisture has evaporated.
  • Mash potatoes (I used a regular old potato masher), butter, and sour cream. Fold in heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Evenly spread potatoes into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine bacon (its rendered fat), panko, cheese, and scallions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread over the top of the mashed potato mixture.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 494kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 343mg, Potassium: 1310mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 15.8%, Vitamin C: 40.4%, Calcium: 26.1%, Iron: 55.5%
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Christmas, Easter, Easy, Loaded, Make Ahead, thanksgiving
Author: Krystle
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