Side Dishes

Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe for Two

March 23, 2017
Mashed Potato Casserole for Two - comfort food side dish

This Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at it’s finest. I love the light, fluffy, creamy texture coupled with the flavors of bacon, cheese and chives. This recipe serves two to four and is the perfect side dish.

This dish goes great served with Ribeye Steak and Shrimp with Parmesan Sauce or Crispy Fried Chicken for Two.

Mashed Potato Casserole

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Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. I’m using these really awesome Rachel Ray Non-stick pans. While the water comes up to heat, wash the potatoes, then peel (optional) and dice into 1 inch cubes.  I chose not to peel mine this time because I like the flavor it adds.

Boil the potatoes for about 12 – 15 minutes until they are tender. You can check by piercing them with fork. They will feel soft and the fork will slide right in.

Mashed Potato Casserole

 

Drain the water using a colander, then return the potatoes to the pan. Cover them to keep warm, then set aside.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp, turning as needed.

Mashed Potato Casserole

 

Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Let it cool, then crumble it into pieces. Don’t forget to save your bacon grease, once it’s cooled down, for the next time you want to make this Crispy Fried Chicken recipe.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. Add in the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Continue mixing until well combined.

Mashed Potato Casserole

 

Add in the chives, 1/3 cup of the cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, salt and the pepper. Stir together then transfer the mixture into a small baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. I’m using this 18 ounce CorningWare dish which is the perfect size and oven safe.

Top with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese, the other half of the crumbled bacon, and a sprinkle of chives.

Mashed Potato Casserole

 

Bake the casserole in your pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes until heated through. Serve and enjoy!

 

Mashed Potato Casserole for Two - This Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at it’s finest. I love the light, fluffy, creamy texture coupled with the flavors of bacon, cheese and chives. This recipe is the perfect side dish and serves two to four.

Mashed Potato Casserole for Two - comfort food side dish
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Mashed Potato Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
This Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at it’s finest. I love the light, fluffy, creamy texture coupled with the flavors of bacon, cheese and chives. This recipe serves four but you could get it down to two by using two smaller potatoes or even one large potato.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings (Adjustable): 4
Calories: 332 kcal
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 2 medium russet potatoes - or 1 large
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dried chopped chives
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. While the water comes up to heat, wash the potatoes, then peel (optional) and dice into 1 inch cubes. I chose not to peel mine this time because I like the flavor it adds.
  2. Boil the potatoes for about 12 – 15 minutes until they are tender. You can check by piercing them with fork. They will feel soft and the fork will slide right in.
  3. Drain the water using a colander, then return the potatoes to the pan. Cover them to keep warm, then set aside.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp, turning as needed.
  5. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Let it cool, then crumble it into pieces. Don’t forget to save your bacon grease, once it’s cooled down, for the next time you want to make Crispy Fried Chicken.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

  7. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. Add in the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Continue mixing until well combined.
  8. Add in the chives, 1/3 cup of the cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, salt and the pepper. Stir together then transfer the mixture into a small baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
  9. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese, the other half of the crumbled bacon, and a sprinkle of chives.
  10. Bake the casserole in your pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes until heated through. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Mashed Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 592mg 25%
Potassium 524mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 17.9%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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