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Loaded Potato Potluck Favorite

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

Loaded Potato Potluck Favorite
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    16
    servings, 1/2 cup <i>each</i>
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Ingredients

  • 8 medium potatoes (about 2 1/2 to 3 lb. total)
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon
  • Sliced green onions (optional)

Instructions

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.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole dish.

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.

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.

TIP:
• This casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Cover with foil and bake at 350° F 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.