Bacon and Cheese Potato Casserole

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Bacon and Cheese Potato Casserole

December 21, 2011 Updated Dec 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM EDT

If you love the smoky flavor of bacon then you'll love our comforting Bacon and Cheese Potato Casserole. This one dishes up hot 'n' hearty to team with any of your main dish favorites.

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 40 min

3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 1/2 cups instant potato flakes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup bacon bits
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream
1 to 2 scallions, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2.In a saucepan, bring water, butter, salt, and pepper to a boil over high heat. Remove saucepan from heat and gently stir in potato flakes, onion and bacon bits until well combined.

3.Spoon potato mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese then pour cream over top. Sprinkle with scallions.

4.Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through and edges are golden.

•For those of you who are skeptical about using potato flakes, trust us on this one...you won't be disappointed.

•And feel free to substitute shredded Cheddar cheese instead of the Swiss or your favorite variety.

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