If you have cholesterol problems or are a physician, you might not want to continue.
Here's a little Social Distortion. They go with potatoes really well. -jen
ONCE BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE
- 4 large Russet potatoes
- 2-3 tablespoons salt
- 1 pound bacon
- 6 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon butter, room temp
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temp
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
- 1 tablespoons chives, chopped
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- black pepper
Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon when skillet is hot. Stir to keep from sticking and brown bacon until crispy, 7-10 minutes. Remove using a slotted spoon and scoop onto a paper towel covered plate to drain. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 6 tablespoons butter, cream cheese, and cream. Using a hand held mixer, blend until desired consistency - we like ours chunky. Stir in shallots, chives, bacon and 1.5 cups of the cheese, setting aside the remaining 1/2 cup. Pepper to taste.
Using the remaining tablespoon of butter, generously grease a 8x8 baking dish. Spoon in mashed potatoes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until cheese has begun to brown.