Is there anything better than potatoes? I definitely have a potato gene because I crave them all the time. I have a million ways to serve them and this recipe is really good ~ but not for the calorie counters out there. This makes an excellent casserole for a casual party or pot luck. It can be halved if needed.
I leave out the nutmeg and use the real bacos for recipes from Oscar Mayer. For the prepared mashed potatoes, all I do is mash up the potatoes and add a tablespoon of butter then continue on with the recipe.
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
5 1/2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 cup milk
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Beat the first seven ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 13×9 pan. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese
Cover and bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. If cheese has not melted, take off cover and heat for a minute or two.