Baked Potato Bake


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Potatoes to me says Sunday dinner with the family.  Potatoes are easy to work with and cheap to buy. Kids can peel and cut potatoes fairly easily. A few might slip out of their hands while peeling, but that is what makes cooking fun…all the silly mistakes that occur! Those silly mistakes create memories!
This time we used potatoes with a thin skin so we did not need to peel them.  You can only imagine how much time this saved us! I think I found my new favorite potato! These potatoes then are placed in boiling water to cook until tender but still firm. When they are finished drain.

While the potatoes are boiling cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet.  Little Chef D loved stirring the bacon around and around making designs. She did NOT want to take it out of the skillet to drain on a paper towel because she was scared the grease would ‘jump out at her.’

Combine all the ingredients in a very large bowl. This large bowl is magical because there is enough room to fold everything together without loosing most on the counter that have hopped out of the bowl!

Did I tell you how much we all love our new Flirty Aprons? Aren’t they cute on my girls!

After cooking for an hour. It should look golden and delicious. Add some fresh chives on top to liven it up!

Serve it with your favorite meat and side dishes and enjoy!  This is a favorite because it is made an hour ahead of time so that crunch right before dinner is served can be spent doing other last minute items. The potatoes need no supervision after they are placed in the oven.

Baked Potato Salad I
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Ingredients
8 medium potatoes, cubed
1/2 pound sliced bacon, or more
1 pound cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. Put sliced potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
3. At the same time, place bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Remove to paper towels to drain.
4. In a large bowl, stir together the potatoes, cheese, onion, sour cream, salt and pepper. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Crumble bacon over the top.
5. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until golden brown.


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16 Replies to "Baked Potato Bake"

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    Lori June 20, 2012 (12:13 am)

    Yum!!!

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    Nicole Buckingham June 20, 2012 (2:24 am)

    Oh, that looks so amazingly yum and with those ingredients could ya ever go wrong? =)

    Aloha,
    Stopping in to say hi and thanks for linking up last wordless Wednesday. We are up and ready for to host sweet friends for this wordless Wednesday, I'd love it if you were with us.

    xo,
    N
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    allisamazing June 20, 2012 (6:21 am)

    These sound delicious! I am pinning it to try 🙂

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    Wende June 20, 2012 (6:42 am)

    This looks like a yummy good side dish that my family would love. Thanks for sharing!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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    Jenn June 20, 2012 (6:58 am)

    Oh, yum. This looks so yummy and easy to do! I'm always looking for new recipes to do with the kiddos 🙂

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    Rachelle June 20, 2012 (8:22 am)

    Looks easy to do. I hope I can also persuade my kids to make a meal with me and not just wait for their food. lol!

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    Just Jaime June 20, 2012 (5:30 pm)

    Yum! I love cheesy potatoes and these look right up my alley!

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    Carla Karam June 20, 2012 (6:24 pm)

    Looks absolutely delicious!!! What a terrific balanced meal!! Those are my favorite.

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    Miz Helen June 21, 2012 (1:31 pm)

    I love the addition of the bacon to this recipe, it looks delicious. Your helpers are adorable! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Printabelle June 21, 2012 (4:42 pm)

    That looks like an awesome simple side dish! Pinning!

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    CrazyNutsMom June 21, 2012 (6:12 pm)

    I have not tried this before. I have heard of warm potato salad before though. It really looks like the kids had fun!

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    Happy Whimsical Hearts June 22, 2012 (5:23 am)

    Love potato salad!! It is so more-ish 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Happy lil ❤'s are baking 🙂

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    Sarah Larsen June 22, 2012 (6:35 am)

    Very Yummy!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! 🙂 http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html

    Sarah@
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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    Michelles Tasty Creations June 27, 2012 (8:00 am)

    Oh my goodness, this looks super yummy! We love potatoes around here and I am always looking for new ways to cook them. This will definitely go into the recipe rotation. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout June 27, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    Looks delicious! Potatoes, bacon, and cheese? Yes please! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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