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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole


This is your cheesy potato bake kicked up about 12 notches.  3 cheeses, sour cream and bacon come together in this Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole to tantalize your taste buds.  Rich, creamy and packed with ooey gooey cheese this simple recipe is a keeper!   



Over this summer we spent some time with my family in Florida.  On our last trip, unlike so many trips before, I was never asked to step into the kitchen.  If you know anything about me or my family you know this is unusual.  I mean when I visit, I am generally in the kitchen from morning till night.

No worries though, there was no lack of fabulous food.  I couldn't believe all the crazy smokin' my brother in law did on the grill.  Smoked ribs, pork roast, chicken...  Oh my.  Then as if that wasn't enough, he prepared these crazy cheesy potatoes.  They were sooooo good.  I swear I had two plates full.  He also made a baked macaroni casserole that I am freaking out over, but I will get to that in a few weeks.

Well apparently aside from being taken in by all the meat, Chad was in so awe of this potato bake that he made.  As soon as we got home he started asking about the potato bake.  Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Cheesy potato bake kicked up about 12 notches.  3 cheeses, sour cream and bacon come together in this fully loaded extreme cheesy potato casserole to tantalize your taste buds.  Rich, creamy and packed with ooey gooey cheese.   

It's truly one for the record books, or your recipe file.  You decide.

Dinner's Ready!

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole

1 pound thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
2 pound red potatoes, washed and diced
1 cup sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Colby jack cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 scallion, chopped

Preheat oven 400°F.

In a large mixing bowl combine sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.   Stir until well combined.  Add potatoes and ¾ of chopped bacon.  Mix until well combined. 

Pour into a greased (6"x10") baking dish.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 60-75 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.  Remove from oven.  Stir.  Sprinkle Colby Jack cheese over top and bake 15 minutes uncovered.

Sprinkle casserole with reserved bacon and scallions.  Serve and enjoy!


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.


Originally published 09/23/13 

25 comments:

  1. You didn't say what to do with the scallions and black pepper!!

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    1. The black pepper goes int he mixing bowl with the salt. The scallions are for a garnish after it is cooked. Enjoy!

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    2. Actually, he did.

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  2. I wanna scream looking at that. Why is that not for dinner tonight?!? Cheese and taters are like one of the best matches in the world, right?

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    1. Cheese and potatoes are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yum!

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  3. The picture looks like it has some type of green chili or jalapeno pepper...just curious.

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    1. That is a scallion (green onion) garnish. You can skip it if you prefer. Enjoy!

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  4. Wife was wanting a loaded potato salad for her work's BBQ cookout that we are doing. I like this idea even better.

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  5. I am thinking of adding chicken and making it a one pan meal!!

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  6. Try adding ham to this recipe. It is really good :)

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  7. Hi can these potatoes be made in crockpot

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  8. love this ,so yummy for the fall and football season

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  9. Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.

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  10. I made it yesterday night for my family and they couldn't stay out of it that's how good it was...

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  11. This is very good cold like potato salad.

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  12. I can feel the pounds piling on....... looks sooooo good!

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  13. I made these last night and they were awesome! Everyone loved them!

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  14. This is positively the best thing to happen to potatoes.
    Pinning, making, diving in face first.
    Cheers!

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  15. Anyone have any ideas about making these then serving a day later? Reheating tips?

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  16. This looks wonderful - but my store has so many different sizes of potatoes. How much is this in cups or pounds? Thanks.

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    1. The recipe says 2 pounds!

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  17. This is the most glorious of all bakes potato casserole recipes. Have made it several times. Though still waiting for a post on your Brother-In-Laws Baked Macaroni Casserole recipe. Please post it soon.

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  18. I just don't know how you do it! I need more hours in the day to make all your yummy recipes Donna xoxo

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  19. Made these last year for Easter dinner and they were absolutely delicious. Will be making them again this year again for Easter.

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  20. 6 X 10 seems like an odd sized dish. I'm assuming an 8 X 8 or 9 X 9 would work ok? Should feed about 6 people?

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