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Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe for Two

Baked Mashed Potato Casserole

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.

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This small batch 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.

 

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.

 

How to make Mashed Potato Casserole:

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.

cubed potatoes boiling in a sauce pan

 

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.

4 half pieces of bacon frying in a pan

 

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 the 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. Click here for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

potatoes mashed together with cream cheese, butter, and sour cream in a bowl

 

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 oven safe 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 in an oven safe dish topped with cheese, bacon, and chives

 

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

 

 

Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole
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.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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. Bring a pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. At the same time, wash potatoes, peel (optional) and dice into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Boil potatoes 12 – 15 minutes until they are tender. Drain water using a colander, then return potatoes to the pan. Cover them to keep warm, set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp, turning as needed. Click below for non-stick skillet.
  4. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Let it cool, then crumble it into pieces.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  6. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. Add in cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Continue mixing until well combined. Click below for a stand mixer.
  7. Add in 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. Click below for an 18.6 ounce ounce oven safe baking dish.
  8. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese, the other half of the crumbled bacon, and a sprinkle of chives.
  9. Bake the casserole in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 332 Saturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 592mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 9g

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