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Loaded Mashed Potato Bake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

These comforting and creamy mashed potatoes from the Test Kitchen will warm up guests on a cold winter evening. Loaded with all the right ”stuff,” this side is an instant pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound red potatoes (about 3 medium), cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup real bacon bits, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the potatoes, milk and butter until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, 3 tablespoons bacon bits, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Top with onion and remaining bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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