Holy cow. These were delicious.
Here’s what you need …
8 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese (+ some extra for the top)
1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
1 block cream cheese, NOT PICTURED (whoops)
salt and pepper
Peel and dice potatoes to be boiled. Throw them in a pot of water and cook until tender (same as regular mashed potatoes). In the meantime, cook up a pound of bacon and crumble it up (or used already cooked/crumbed bacon – be smart!). Also, slice up the green onions. When the potatoes are done, strain them and remove all water. Then, add the cream cheese and sour cream. Smash the heck out them them. Salt and pepper to taste, like normal mashed potatoes. Then, add in the cheese, bacon bits, and green onions. Once everything is mixed up, dump the pot in a big casserole dish, sprinkle with a little more cheddar cheese and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.
All the deliciousness of loaded baked potatoes … minus the potato skin!