Sunday, June 12, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

4-6 russet "baking" potatoes
6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped
2 green onions, diced
4 tbsp butter
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Wash the potatoes and pierce each one a few times with a knife.
Microwave the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, until they are soft and "baked" texture.
Let them cool until you are able to cut them, and dice.  Place the diced potatoes in a square baking dish that you can put in the microwave (8x8 or 9x9).
Top with butter, putting a slice every few inches so that most potatoes get a little butter.
Shake some salt and pepper on top of the potatoes for taste.
Sprinkle with bacon and onions.
Top with cheese.
Put back in the microwave, and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve with Sour Cream for topping!

My review:  I love making this!  It has a casserole feeling, but can all be done in the microwave.  Everyone loves it!  It's great paired up with a steak and salad.  What I like is that you can make it all up ahead of time before microwaving, go cook your steaks on the grill and then come back and microwave for the two minutes, and then you can eat!  If you're looking to save time, buy some real bacon bits instead of making the bacon.