Baked Potato Casserole – A perfect side dish to accompany any family gathering meal for the holidays or even a BBQ.
This is a super easy side dish. I love making it for just about anything. It’s all the flavors of a baked potato but in a much easier to serve form. This recipe comes from my husband’s aunt. I just adore my husband’s aunts! They are so sweet and instantly welcomed me into the family when we started dating sixteen years ago. This was one of the first dishes I tried from them. I was in love! I could share a ton of others too. One of his aunts is a big cookbook collector like me. There is even a family cookbook, which is awesome!
I remember I couldn’t wait to make it for my own family. I knew they would love it, and LOVE it they did!
Baked Potato Casserole
- 8-10 potatoes (Red or Brown), peeled and cubed
- 1 1b. block Velveeta, cut into small cubes
- 1-1 1/2 cups of mayo (I usually use 1 cup, but it depends on the number/size of potatoes)
- 3-4 green onions, chopped
- 1 package Real bacon pieces (found with salad dressings/toppers)
- Boil cubed potatoes until tender and drain.
- In a large bowl, stir potatoes with mayo and cheese. Stir in green onions, reserving a few for the top.
- Pour into a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.
- Top with bacon pieces and green onions.
- Bake at 350, covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5-10 more minutes.
I find brown potatoes give it a creamier consistency. Use whichever kind of potatoes you prefer.
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This casserole looks so good Jaren! I am a potato lover, although I try not to eat to many of them. lol I will have to give this recipe a try. Glad you were welcomed into the family with warm arms my friend. Hugs, Brenda
Husband is allergic to mayo. To help with creaminess, do you think cream cheese or plain yogurt will be got substitute?
I would try substituting with plain yogurt.
Ginny McMeans says
Wow! This looks great!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
This looks delicious! Such a great comfort food! Thanks for sharing!
Annie @Maebells says
You can not go wrong with a potato+cheese+bacon combo! Love how easy this is!
I totally agree Annie!
When you say mix do you mean an electric mixer??
Hi Ashley! I should have said “stir” to be more clear! I updated the recipe! Thanks for visiting!
Courtney @ Neighborfood says
I am a sucker for any kind of potato dish, especially one that is this loaded!
Me too! Thanks Courtney!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Oh. My. This looks dangerously delicious!
Thanks Melanie! It’s definitely a favorite!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
Jaren, this looks so good! I love how easy it is, and I’m sure it just melts in your mouth. Yum!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Oh baby. My boys are going to LOVE this!! Sounds amazing, Jaren!
It’s such a crowd pleaser! Thanks Jen!
This casserole looks really yummy.
It is so yummy Chichi! Thanks for visiting!
Lisa @ Pebbles & Piggytails says
This is my kind of meal! I can’t wait to feature this recipe at next week’s Thanksgiving Saturday Dishes!
Thanks so much Lisa!
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My kids would adore this! I’m definitely making this soon! Yum! 🙂
This was incredible, thank you so much for the recipe, my family loved it, nothing was left in the pan.
Do you think you could make it a few hours early and keep it in the refrigerator and just bake it right before you need it?
Hi Kelli-Jo! I totally hear you on wanting to make a dish ahead of time! For this one, though, I would be a little scared to mix all the warm potatoes with the mayo and then refrigerate it. I’m funny when it comes to mayo. Perhaps you could have your potatoes boiled, cooled, and refrigerated ahead of time since that really takes the most prep time. Mixing it all together and putting it in the dish right before baking should go pretty fast. Hope that helps. Thanks for visiting!
Are the potatoes mashed with the mayo and cheese or just mixed?
They are just mixed. Thanks for visiting Gwen!
Marie smiley says
Is there a alternative for mayo? I don’t care for it.
Hi Marie! I haven’t tried it, but you can try sour cream instead. You could also try using a canned cream soup. Thanks for visiting!
Mitchell J Charpentier says
I love this recipe!!! The only changes I made is that I added chicken and broccoli and shredded cheese.
I’ve been cooking it for a couple of years now. Thanks for the share.
Hi Mitchell, love those changes! Sounds really good!
Mitchell J Charpentier says
I added cooked chicken breast and broccoli and the family loved it!!!
Yum! Thanks for visiting Mitchell!