Easy and delicious! Always a favorite with everyone!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with butter.

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

  • Season potatoes with salt and mash until smooth. Stir in sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in 1 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Spread potato mixture in the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top; continue baking until cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes more. Garnish with chives.

Cook's Note:

When I am busy making many other things as well, I sometimes just buy a bag of the "ready-to-mash" potatoes that steam in the microwave from the frozen food section so I do not have to peel potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 53.1g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 65.4mg; sodium 515.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2017
It's not low cal but anything good never is. The only change I made was to use red potatoes. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2017
It's not low cal but anything good never is. The only change I made was to use red potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2018
Better with Yukon Gold potatoes and light sour cream to replace the regular sour cream and cream cheese makes it a lighter dish. Red potatoes with skin-on makes this delicious too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
Love this recipe! I make smaller amounts and adjust ingredients but always comes out great! Sometimes I add chipotle pepper which gives it a little zing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2020
Amazingly easy to make and yummy to eat! Made exactly as recipe stated for family gathering of picky eaters....they all loved it! My son (my usual recipe tester) was upset that there was none leftover....highly recommend Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2019
This turned out exactly how I was expecting. I m very happy with this dish and I make it often now. It makes plenty! We love having it the next morning for breakfast served with eggs over easy - wow nice filling farmhouse-style breakfast. Usually I make it exactly as written and I m never disappointed. Last time I made this I added a couple cloves of garlic. That was good too. I ve used red onion instead of green and that works well. I don t even measure ingredients anymore. It s really a reliable ingredient combo. Sometimes I add more butter - a few tablespoons probably. If I m reheating it in the oven I ll stir in some cream and that works very well. I might try a few diced jalapeños in it next time. I think one could even sub sausage for bacon? This is a great recipe to make as-is or change it up from time to time. Always fantastic. Read More
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