Potato Casserole With Bacon
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%