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Loaded Potato Potluck Favorite

Loaded Potato Potluck FavoriteBe the hit of the party with this full-flavored take on the classic baked potato with all the fixin's. Evaporated milk provides a creamy texture to a hearty mix of potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. With this dish you won’t have anything left to take home!

Recipe Ingredients:

8 medium potatoes (about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds total), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese - divided use
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled - divided use
Sliced green onions (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole dish.
  3. Return potatoes to saucepan; add evaporated milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese and half of bacon. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole dish.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, remaining bacon and green onions. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated. Uncover; top with cheese, bacon and green onions; bake for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 120 Calories from Fat: 40 Total Fat: 4.5 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 330 mg Carbohydrates: 15 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 7 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.