Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon Recipe
Here’s a potato casserole that’s oven-baked, full of flavor, and topped with crunchy French fried onions, bacon, cheese, and scallions. Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon is divine intervention in a 9 x 13 pan that’s a crowd-pleaser every where.
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And then there’s THIS!! These Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon might just be the KING of ALL covered-dish recipes! I’ve yet to take this dish anywhere that it wasn’t a huge hit. I think it’s because everybody adores creamy mashed potatoes, especially when you top them with crispy French fried onions, cooked bacon, and, of course, CHEESE. Sprinkle a few scallions over that for a little color and you’ve yo-self a dinner time MASTERPIECE. Woot! Woot!
What Ingredients Will You Need to Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon?
Yukon Gold Potatoes. Okay, you can actually use ANY type of potatoes for this recipe. I just like Yukon Gold potatoes because of their extra-fluffy texture once they are cooked and the fact that there’s NO PEELING necessary – a huge win in my book because it saves time.
Sour cream, cream cheese, beaten eggs, prepared horseradish, salt and pepper. Here’s what gives your mashed potatoes their texture and flavor. If you’re not familiar with grated, prepared horseradish, now’s the perfect time to level up. You will typically find this ingredient in the refrigerated meat or cheese section of your grocer.
And whatever you do, don’t opt for the creamy horseradish that’s available in the condiment section of the grocer – this absolutely isn’t what you want to keep on hand for cooking. Prepared horseradish is just horseradish root that’s been grated and is packed in a bit of vinegar; it’s got LOTS of flavor and gives ZEST to your recipes. I keep some on hand at all times!
French fried onions, cheddar cheese, scallions and bacon. These ingredients are what make your Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme so gorgeous and mouth-watering.
Easy Recipe Tips for Making Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme
- I’m on a low-carb diet. Can I substitute cauliflower for the potatoes in this recipe? Oh man! So glad you asked this question….YES!!! It works great and sometimes I don’t even TELL my family that this is what I’ve done when I make this casserole. It is truly delicious made either way. You will need 4-5 heads of cauliflower to make a big, full 9 x 13 pan. Also, the texture is slightly different, but once you gain a taste, you’ll see that cauliflower instead of potatoes is a great variation.
- Can I make Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme ahead of time? Sure can and I love that about this recipe. You can make it 2-3 days in advance and just store it in the fridge until it’s time to bake. Keep in mind that if this casserole is super-chilled when you place it into the oven to bake, you may need to add a 10-15 minutes to the baking time to get it hot throughout.
- Are French-fried onions the onions that you use for the topping when making green bean casserole? Yep, and sometimes these are found in various locations at the grocer…it can be a chore tracking them down! I try to stock up on these and keep an extra bag/container of them in my freezer just for this very reason.
- Would this casserole be good baked and served in a cast iron skillet? You can bake this casserole in just about any serving dish and a cast iron skillet would be superb. Since this makes a big pan of potato casserole, I’d opt for a 12″ cast iron skillet – such a great idea!
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Printable Directions for Making Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Supreme with French Fried Onions and Bacon
- 5 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, no need to peel, cooked until fork-tender, mashed
- 1 cup sour cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1-2 tsp. grated, prepared horseradish
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup french fried onions
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees if using a glass baking disPlace warm mashed potatoes into a large mixing bowl; stir in sour cream, cream cheese, eggs, and horseradish, stirring just until mixture is combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place the prepared potato mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, smoothing the top a bit. Cover the baking dish with foil and place it into the preheated oven to bake for 25 minutes. When the timer sounds, remove the potatoes from the oven; sprinkle with cheese, french fried onions, scallions, and bacon.
- Return the casserole to the oven, uncovered, and bake an additional 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted. Serve at once.
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