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Cheesy Bacon Potato Casserole

Updated on January 17, 2015
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Garlicky Creamy Cheesy Potato Casserole With Bacon

We love potatoes at my house, and I'm always trying to find or create new ways to serve them. Whenever I ask, "What kind of potatoes does every one want for dinner tonight?" The answer is usually mashed or garlic mashed. Yesterday I wanted something different and I was feeling a bit creative, so into the kitchen I went on a potato mission.



5 stars from 2 ratings of Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Will serve 4 - 6 people

Please note the prep time includes boiling the potatoes and the cook time is for the oven.

Ingredients Needed For This Recipe

  • 6 - 7 Yukon Gold or potatoes of your choice
  • 6 - 8 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of old cheddar or cheese of your choice
  • 4 - 5 green onions (scallions)
  • 3 - 4 large cloves of garlic (more if you love garlic or you can omit the garlic all together)
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Milk
  • Butter or margarine



How To Prepare

  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes, then boil them. While the potatoes are cooking cut the bacon into small pieces and pan fry until they are almost crispy. Drain bacon on paper towels to soak up some of the bacon fat. Grate garlic into a paste and shred the cheese. Chop the onions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Once potatoes are cooked mash with butter and milk. Stir in grated garlic, chopped onions and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Put the potato mixture into a casserole dish and top with shredded cheese and cooked bacon. Place into the over and cook until cheese has melted, and bacon is crispy.

For Vegetarians you can still enjoy this dish by omitting the bacon.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, The bacon is really tasty on this casserole. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Mmmmm I was out scouting for a dinner idea and this looks like IT! lol I have some left over chicken I bbq'd last night so I really just need a filling side dish to add.

      I can't resist bacon!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      that sounds good too. I wonder if I could add some beer to this recipe...

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wesman, Soak the bowl, it will be easier to wash out :). I really like Yukon Gold, and red new potatoes. Thanks for popping in :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      alekhouse, I have a recipe for bacon potato soup that you might like. It is a bit different than this casserole. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Tough to turn this dish down, I'd imagine. I do like make mash taters....but I sort of hate the clean up afterwards of my big bowl.

      (cry me a river, right?)

      LOL!

      I really do think that the gold potatoes taste a lot better than the plain brown ones. I do like "new potatoes" too though

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      Nancy Hinchliff 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Susan, This is one of my favorite combinations of food. Never tried it as a soup, but I think it'd be great. Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      PDX, Cheesy potato soup sounds good. I make a bacon potato soup.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      this looks lovely, it reminds me of a cheesy potato soup I make, though with that I use red taters

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'll have to put out some sour cream next time I make this as my husband loves sour cream. Thanks Sharyn!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Either would be good but I guess on the side and then top :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharyn, Hmm sour cream? Are you going to mix this into the mashed potatoes or serve it on the side?

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Susan, this seriously looks so wonderful, I feel like I could taste it. I love the addition of the green onions. I have everything to make this but need to buy some sour cream :) Yum yum!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      missolive, My family has been asking me when I am going to make this again. I hope that you and your family enjoy this casserole.

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      Not yet. It really isn't a delicious one. I'm a bachelor and it's good enough for me so that should tell you something right there. lol! Until I can make it better I'd rather not risk poisoning anyone just yet. :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      yum yum yum!!!

      Bookmarked in my recipe file. This looks so good Susan. I love your recipes and ideas. This sounds like nothing less than an awesome combination of ingredients. I know it's good without even trying it - but I'll make it just to be sure ;)

      I bought a pot roast for one of my dinners this week. I think this will be a perfect side dish. My hubby will love it yay!

      voted up!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Daffy, Do you have a hub recipe for the scallops?

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      Anytime you add bacon to a recipe I'll try it. :) I do something similar with scalloped potatoes.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      kevin, I love anything with bacon :) Thanks.

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      kevin.howell 5 years ago from Maysville KY

      Two of my favorite things to eat are potatoes and bacon. Add some cheese and garlic and I'm sold. Thanks for sharing, voted up, and useful.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Prasetio, Thank you so much.

      MM, I'm always trying to mix things up a bit and this recipe was a definite hit at my house :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, this sounds and looks mouthwatering good, we eat a lot of potatoes and this is something a bit different, thank you for sharing.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Susan. I am glad to know this recipe from you. I love cheese and great combination between cheese and potato. Hmmmm.....Yummy. Vote up and delicious!

      Prasetio

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Steph, You're welcome and I'm sure that you and your family will enjoy this.

      Steve, Sounds like a healthier way of eating to me, although I would miss beef.

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      Steve LePoidevin 5 years ago from Thailand

      @Susan. Yes, we have definitely changed our diet. Much less meat and more veggies. Meats other than pork are difficult to find and very expensive when you do so we end up using pork for almost every meat dish we make! Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. For the most part, stuff only appears when it is in season, which is probably a good thing. Very few Western processed or canned things around. Chocolate chips and shortening do not exist anywhere.

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Sounds delicious! My family loves potatoes, bacon and cheese. I love how easy the recipe seems, too. I think I know what I'm making for Sunday dinner. Thanks Susan :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, Thanks and I hope you enjoy it.

      Steve, From your comment I take it you have trouble finding ingredients in China. Has this changed your diet quite a bit?

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      Steve LePoidevin 5 years ago from Thailand

      Yes, a recipe with all the ingredients available in China. I will definitely try this one!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks really good to me..I love potatoes..I will try this one..Thank you Susan..You have the best recipes!!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Sue,

      At this time of year I use my oven all the time. The rest of the year I cook on the BBQ. Hope you enjoy this casserole and thank you.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Susan

      I have to try this one. Perfect comfort food for this time of year.

      Have to get a casserole dish as most of my cooking is done on top of the stove. Only time I use the oven is to bake. :-)

      Voted up and awesome

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Frank for letting me know that you actually made this casserole and liked it. We sure did.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Pelt it.. peeled it.. damn that don't look right.. no skin..:) Frank thanks again Susan

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Frank, So glad you made this and all by yourself too :) Did you leave the peels on or off?

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      just wanted you to know I tried it last night.. came out fantastic! yeah I did it all by myself.. I felt like a two year old who just finish learning how to use the potty :) yep kidding aside I wish you could taste it.. the bacon took it to levels my taste buds couldn't handle right off :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Moderndayslave, Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and hope that you enjoy the potato casserole.

      Theocharis, Hope you enjoy it.

      barbergirl, Tonight I read a recipe for a BBQ t-bone steak and it made me hungry and that was shortly after I had dinner. I think sometimes when I read recipes I actually gain a few ounces :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I should have never read this right before dinner... now I am absolutly starving. This sounds absolutely delicious. I am going to have to put some potatoes on the shopping list this week! :)

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      Theocharis V 5 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

      I will surely do this recipe. Yummy!

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      Moderndayslave 5 years ago

      This looks great. I will put this one in the file.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sunshine, I wish you did too :)

      marellen, Hope that you enjoy it and I'm sure it will taste good even without the bacon.

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      marellen 5 years ago

      Sounds great and I will probably omit the bacon. We love potatoes in this house too. Thanks for sharing...

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Another yummy creation, I wish we lived closer!:)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Frank, You can peel the potatoes if you want to. I find that it saves time if I don't peel them and they are better for you with the peel on :)

      Fullerman, I think next time I make this I will add more bacon and mix it right into the potatoes rather than have it sitting on top.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ardie, Please let me know if you like it. Thanks.

      Eddy, I hope you enjoy it and thank you.

      Shawn, Rebecca, esatchel, and Emma, Hope that you all enjoy the recipe as much as we did.

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      Fullerman5000 5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Any recipe that calls for bacon I'm totally a fan of. I can not wait to give this a try. It looks amazing and delicious. I'm probably going to add more bacon then what it calls for. Thanks for sharing, and please share more with bacon. Voted useful and up.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Susan anything with bacon gotta be good.. but I can peel the potatoes right? :)

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      Emma Harvey 5 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Looks simple, great and tasty! I love potatoes too so will give this recipe a go!

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      PDGreenwell 5 years ago from Kentucky

      This looks delicious and I plan to give it a try soon. Thanks!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds fantastic! Bookmarked,voted up and awesome!

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      Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      This looks really good. I love bacon, potatoes, and cheese, so I am sure combining these together will make a great dish. Can't wait to try it.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm this one sounds delicious,so a vote up and bookmark here.

      Thank you for sharing and I'll let you know I get on.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I will be making this and my family will think I am the BEST mom eva! This is simply delicious and will make a great addition to any big family meal :)

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