Mashed Potato Casserole
Few dinners can't be improved by a side dish of mashed potatoes. But mix it with cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and bacon and bake it in a casserole for a real winner.
Test Kitchen Tip
You can prepare this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it, covered, until ready to bake and serve.
Preheat oven to 425°.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
Boil potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan of salted water, covered, until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
Drain potatoes and return to pan over medium heat, stirring 1 minute to evaporate excess moisture.
Mash potatoes with cream, butter, and chives; season with salt. Transfer mashed potatoes to an 8-inch baking dish; sprinkle bacon over potatoes.
Combine sour cream, cream cheese, and Cheddar; season with black pepper and cayenne. Spread cheese mixture over potatoes.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 65mg 21%
Sodium 322mg 13%
Carbs 24g 8%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.