For Kensington’s 6th birthday, we hosted a British Birthday Bash. On the menu was Bangers & Mash (a traditional British meal of sausages and mashed potatoes), but instead of regular mashed potatoes, I made this Mashed Potato Casserole. It tastes like a stuffed baked potato but in mashed potato form.
A few things to note about this….
1. The picture is awful because I just snapped it right before my guests and I dug into our lunch.
2. When I entertain, I always buy the disposable baking dishes. This makes party clean up so simple!
3. I couldn’t take “after” pics of this side because it was all gone! My guests loved it!
4. I think this would make a great side for any meal but especially a Thanksgiving supper.
You can whip this up and keep it in the fridge up to two days before baking and serving. So yummy and so simple!
This side dish should serve 8 guests.
6 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
12 pieces of bacon, cooked until crisp and then crumbled
12 green onions, chopped
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set it aside.
Place your chopped potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and then cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, remove lid and allow to boil until the potatoes are fork tender.
Once the potatoes are fork tender, remove from heat, drain and keep in the pot. Add your cream cheese, butter and milk to the hot potatoes in the pot. Add in a liberal pinch of salt and pepper.
Using an electric mixer, cream the potatoes and other ingredients together until smooth.
Once smooth, stir in your crisp bacon pieces, green onions and cheddar cheese. Spoon potato mixture into your prepared baking dish and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned across the top.
Remove from oven and serve.
Just like a big stuffed potato but in mashed potato form. Such a quick and delicious side!