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Favorite Potatoes

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy side dish."
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1 h 40 m servings 378
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt processed cheese food in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Mix potatoes, melted cheese food, mayonnaise, and bacon bits together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Pour potato mixture into the prepared baking dish; cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until lightly browned on top, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can fry regular bacon on the stove in a frying pan or skillet until its nice and crispy. Drain the grease and crumble up the cooked bacon to make home-made bacon bits. Using homemade bacon bits enhances the flavor of your potato dish.
  • The processed cheese food can also be melted in the microwave or in a saucepan.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 378 calories; 24 32.4 9.7 26 472 Full nutrition

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These were tasty! They are a bit on the thick/rich side so keep that in mind. I did use 2% light Velveeta and light Hellmanns mayo, and that worked very well. Also, I boiled my potatoes whole th...

Cut out the bacon and these potatoes were delish!!

I personally added more bacon and used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo. I didn't like how sweet it turned out, but my husband loved it! I think adding a half cup of mayo(not miracle whip), and half...