Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is an easy and crowd-pleasing way to serve up baked potatoes without needing to set up a topping bar.


Loaded Baked Potato Casserole for an easy family dinner

I’m half tempted to just write “Potatoes, bacon, cheese. Make this for dinner now”, share the recipe, then be done with this post. Do I really need any more words to explain how absolutely divine this Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is? Just as the name states, it’s baked potatoes loaded up with all kinds of toppings – bacon, cheese, broccoli, onion – but in casserole form. This is an easy and crowd-pleasing way to serve baked potatoes either for dinner or as a side dish.


Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with bacon, broccoli, cheese, and scallions

Baked potatoes are such a blank canvas for all kinds of toppings. Some like them simple with only butter and sour cream. Others, like me, load them up with bacon, broccoli, and cheese. Yes, I love broccoli on my potatoes. Actually I just love broccoli period, especially if it’s roasted. The original recipe called for chicken, which I’ve never seen chicken as a potato topping before. I just left it out and replaced it with broccoli.


An easy and crowd-pleasing Loaded Baked Potato Casserole for dinner

This potato casserole does take a little over an hour to bake, but if you want to speed that up, you can boil the cubed potatoes for 10 minutes before tossing with everything. Leftovers weren’t bad either. I’m not a fan of leftover potato anything, but the melted cheese acted as a “sauce” to keep the potatoes from being too dry.


Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

You can easily make this casserole vegetarian-friendly by omitting the bacon. I know that probably sounds really obvious, but that’s the only meat component. I’d even add carrots or mushrooms for more food (although those probably aren’t typical baked potato toppings). What I’m trying to say is – have fun with it!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
 
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Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes (roughly 3 large potatoes)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon (roughly 2-3 cooked slices)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion (roughly 1 green onion - both green and white parts)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Have a medium casserole dish or an 8x8 pan ready.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, broccoli, olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. If you like salted potatoes, add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the bacon and 3/4 cup cheese.
  3. Spoon the potato mixture into the casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake 60 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Remove from the oven and sprinkle scallions on top. Serve hot.

 
Source: Adapted from Rachel Schultz
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Italian Potato Salad


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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


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Disclosure: The potatoes were provided by the Idaho Potato Commission and were leftover from my potato salad post. I was not required nor paid to make any additional recipes including this one. All writing and photographs are my own unless otherwise noted.

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  1. Mmm, that looks amazing! So creamy and comforting. Anything with that much cheese and bacon has to be good! :)

  2. I totally would have just written “potatoes, bacon cheese!” Truly, that is all I need to know.
    This is pure comfort food that my face needs PRONTO! Pinned!

  3. Mmm…yummy… :)

  4. There you are, speaking my carb love language again! GREAT recipe, Carla!

  5. I also really like broccoli in my loaded baked potatoes. This looks really good, and it’s a good way to sneak in a green veggie to the kiddos. : )

  6. Mm I like this idea. A loaded baked potato that’s already assembled and the toppings are evenly distributed so I don’t have to mashed it up into a mess on my plate.

  7. I could eat this in a NY minute. Quick, tasty and easy. And also makes a great leftover. All the perfect attributes of any dish!

  8. Damn, that is one good looking pan of cheesy carbs! I love potatoes so much. This needs to happen in my life, pronto. Are you back from your trip? I loved all the photos you took, especially at Mount Rushmore. I’ve always wanted to go there. I hope you had a great time!

  9. Pshhh you’re crazy pants—chicken over broccoli all the way! :P

    REGARDLESSSS–uh yeah. potatoes. cheese. bacon. GOTTA MAKE IT!

  10. Love it, Carla! Seriously, I love everything about this. Who doesn’t love loaded baked potatoes and you’ve made them travel friendly for potlucks and buffets!

  11. You can’t go wrong with a loaded potato casserole. This looks amazing.

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