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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
Keywords: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
Calories180 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

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • 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).
  • If using potatoes, after they are fully cooked, drain and mash well while they are still hot/warm. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Broil on top rack of the oven (about 5 inches away from broiler/heat) for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  • Serve immediately, accompanied by toast, bruschetta, mini sweet peppers or jalapeno halves, or as a side for meats. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Loaded Mashed Potatoes are cooked and mashed potatoes mixed with cheese and bacon. This easy Loaded Mashed Potato Skillet can be served 3 ways: as a breakfast casserole with over-easy eggs, as a dip accompanied by bruschetta or mini sweet peppers/jalapeno halves, or as a side dish for meats. It is great as an everyday dish or for holidays and sports viewing parties. 
  • Because eggs are optional in this recipe, they are not calculated in the nutritional info. Small eggs have about 50-60 calories each and large eggs, 70-80 calories each.  
  • Love mashed potato dishes? Try our Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Coconut Milk, Bacon & Cilantro
 

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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