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Make Ahead Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

June 10, 2013

I love to experiment on our dinner guests.  They are the perfect guinea pigs.  Even if I make something terrible, they will probably be polite and eat it anyway!  Sweet deal!  The other day I had been wanting to try a dish that I could prepare ahead of time. I was making tri-tip as the main course so I decided that a mean side of potatoes would be a great combo. The Make Ahead potatoes was a hit.  You can’t go wrong with the potato, bacon and cheese trifecta. This would be a great dish for a potluck, or casual dinner with friends. Definitely a crowd-pleaser.

Make ahead Bacon and CHeese Potatoes

Make Ahead Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

Adapted from here 

  Make Ahead Bacon and Cheese potatoes.


  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 2 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped


  • Bake or boil potatoes (I baked mine for about 60 minutes at 425 degrees so I could run off and do other things.) Mash potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings.
  • Bake bacon.  Remove, drain excess oil/fat and chop bacon.
  • Transfer potato mixture to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!




3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2013 12:27 pm

    I really like bacon and potatoes but when you add cheese it’s certainly something I would try. Come share you recipe post on my new Foodie FB page at The Free Recipe Depot…. That will help spread the love and get more fans checking out your recipes!

  2. sensaatio permalink
    June 11, 2013 5:43 am

    You had me at bacon… yum! 😀

  3. June 11, 2013 1:38 pm

    Oh my, these potatoes look amazing! How could they not be with cheese and bacon? 🙂

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