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Easy Loaded Mashed Potato Skillet

Loaded Mashed Potato Skillet features bacon, cheddar, mashed potatoes, and over-easy eggs if desired. It can be served three ways: as a breakfast casserole, a dip, or a side dish for everyday or for special holidays and sports games.  

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, breakfast casserole, cheese, dip, eggs, mashed potatoes, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 gold Yukon potatoes (peeled and cooked)
  • 12 oz light cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices smoked bacon (cooked and chopped) I used cooked turkey bacon
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 4-8 eggs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  2. Either wash and cook peeled potatoes in a pot filled with cold water for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft or, alternatively, use potato mix (which shaves off 2/3 of the  time required).

  3. If using potatoes, after they are fully cooked, drain and mash well while they are still hot/warm. 

  4. If using potato mix (2 cups), follow instructions on the package, adding boiling water, salt, butter, and milk in the amounts stated on the package. 

  5. Mix either mashed potatoes or cooked potato mixture with cream cheese, sour cream, seasonings to taste, garlic powder, 1 cup cheddar, 3 slices of cooked chopped bacon, and most of chopped green onions. Stir well until obtaining a homogeneous mixture. 

  6. Spoon into a well greased 8- to 9-inch cast iron skillet. Bake on the middle rack for about 20 minutes. NOTE: If serving for breakfast, make 4 to 8 wells on top of the potato mixture and break one egg into each well before baking. 

  7. Remove from the oven and preheat broiler. Meanwhile, top baked potato mixture with remaining 1/3 cup cheddar cheese and 1 slice chopped cooked bacon.

  8. Broil on top rack of the oven (about 5 inches away from broiler/heat) for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

  9. Serve immediately, accompanied by toast, bruschetta, mini sweet peppers or jalapeno halves, or as a side for meats. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Loaded Mashed Potato Skillet
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 288mg 12%
Potassium 360mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.