We’re taking mashed potatoes to a whole new level today with this Loaded Potato Casserole! You know those crazy loaded baked potatoes you see on Pinterest that are fluffy, often twice-baked and stuffed with bacon and cheese? I wanted to recreate that same idea but casserole style! This might just be my new favourite way to eat mashed potatoes. It would be perfect as a holiday side dish of course, but I also love the idea of enjoying mashed potatoes all winter long! When its cold and all you want is comfort food, I promise this casserole will do the trick and warm you up from the inside out.
This mashed potato casserole combines a few of my favourite things: fluffy potatoes, seitan bacon (from my fav local vegan butcher shop – Real Fake Meats) and a crispy layer of dairy-free cheddar on top! Baked to golden perfection, this casserole is everything you need in a winter or holiday side dish.
Also, its incredibly easy to make! I’m talking “Greg actually made this, not me!” easy. You know when the fiancé steps in to make it, it can’t be too time consuming. Greg isn’t a lazy cook, but he does prefer simple recipes with simple steps. So this was right up his alley! I think he did a great job at making and styling this one, what do you think? Let me know below!