66 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 27
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 1

This baked cheesy potato dish is a family favorite. It is excellent with chicken or BBQ ribs.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a 2 quart casserole, combine mashed potatoes, Cheddar cheese, American cheese, Parmesan cheese, bacon bits (reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon bits for later use), onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir until the cheeses begin to melt.

  • Combine melted butter, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, reserved bacon bits, onion powder and bread crumbs. Crumble mixture over the potato-cheese mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the topping has browned.

Cook's Note:

I use real fresh mashed potatoes for this. Make sure they're still hot when you prepare this, so the cheeses start to melt.

Nutrition Facts

613.32 calories; 29.93 g protein; 31.39 g carbohydrates; 41.03 g fat; 118.98 mg cholesterol; 1575.9 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

12/22/2003
Okay so I cheated A LOT with this recipe and only used it as an idea. First I didn't use instant potatoes but freshed mashed my own. Second I didn't use bacon bits. I used about 1/2 C. real bacon diced fried crisp and drained well. (about 6-8 slices) Then along with all the other ingredients added about 3 oz of cream cheese 1/2 c sour cream and a little over 1/4 diced velveeta cheese. Instead of onions which my husband can't eat I used about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of chopped chives. I also used seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain ones on top. The leftover kept well in the refrig and reheated like a dream.
(69)

Most helpful critical review

03/24/2006
Terrible. I don't know why but all these flavor combos were so bad! I hated the onion especially! Will not make again. Thanks anyway.
(3)
66 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 29
  • 4 Rating Star 27
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 1
12/22/2003
Okay so I cheated A LOT with this recipe and only used it as an idea. First I didn't use instant potatoes but freshed mashed my own. Second I didn't use bacon bits. I used about 1/2 C. real bacon diced fried crisp and drained well. (about 6-8 slices) Then along with all the other ingredients added about 3 oz of cream cheese 1/2 c sour cream and a little over 1/4 diced velveeta cheese. Instead of onions which my husband can't eat I used about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of chopped chives. I also used seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain ones on top. The leftover kept well in the refrig and reheated like a dream.
(69)
11/12/2003
Absolutly amazing! This is totally worth the extra effort involved. I made this with homemade mashed potatoes and real crumbled bacon.
(23)
07/24/2003
This recipe is really great I made it for company the first time and everyone loved it I gave them the recipe. I used real mashed potatoes and real bacon and it was delicious! Sandra Riotto
(21)
12/06/2003
These were good but I changed up the recipe a bit. I used real potatoes instead of the instant ones used green onions and added garlic butter (from this site) to add a little more flavor. Good recipe....thanks for posting.
(16)
07/24/2003
Pretty tasty. I added some chopped green onions insted of reg onions. I agree with another reviewer who said that a full cup of bread crumbs may be too much...next time I'll reduce the crumb toppping mix by half. It's good and I will make again playing around with perhaps sprinkling some butter over the potatoes before the bread crumbs or perhaps some sour cream (?). Sometimes things need practice before they're perfect.
(9)
11/05/2003
If you have to eat instant mashed potatoes this is the way to do it. I don't care for instant potatoes but with all the cheese and extra flavoring you don't even realize they are instant. I did use real bacon rather than bacon bits though.
(8)
03/29/2005
It had a really good flavor but too much topping. Next time I will saute the onion and only make half of the topping.
(7)
07/24/2003
Very good. Next time I'd make and use only half of the crumb topping. It just seemed to make too much.
(6)
06/17/2007
Fantastic! Instead of bread crumbs I used saltines.
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