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Cheesy Potato Casserole

With three boys at home, I no longer have the problem of finding a variety of foods to cook for only two people. But I well remember having to eat casserole leftovers for days when my husband and I were alone. I still have some recipes from those days, and this pared-down dish was a favorite. —Ruth Tacoma, Falmouth, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in the potatoes, onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 1-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Top with cheese and bacon. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 535 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 1241mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • ScottsGrace
    Jan 21, 2013

    I made this dish tonight with a chicken dish and we liked it but we weren't awed by it. While mixing it together, I feared it would come out dry with the bread crumbs and no additional liquid. The texture was similar to a baked stuffing. I believe cutting the bread crumbs in half and adding some cream or milk might help this along.The flavors were very nice. It makes a good side dish if you know what to expect. We were looking for more of a cheesier casserole. My FIL liked it as well and saved what was left. One should note that this makes much more than a serving for 2. It was in a 1 quart casserole, but as a side, it was enough for 4.

  • jmkasprak
    Aug 18, 2011

    The recipe didn't say to use cooked potatoes, so I shredded them raw, and I think the starch killed the dish. Also, the addition of bread crumbs was rather odd.

  • stacy k
    Mar 23, 2010

    If you enjoy potato pancakes this ones for you. The bacon & cheese is the frosting on the cake.

  • BJrickerl
    Mar 10, 2010

    No I couldn't because for 2 people and getting a 1 cup serving, the sodium content and the carorie count is far too high. I would love to eat this on a regular basis but it just won't fit into regular diet. It's good though.

  • rnchmom
    Mar 9, 2010

    Very good! I doubled the recipe, added a can of green chiles, 1 cup cubed ham, and omitted the bacon then baked as recipe said. Was perfect for the family.

  • tkarinas
    Mar 9, 2010

    This cheesy potato casserole is excellent and one we eat whenever we have the ingredients on hand. It's delicious and a keeper for sure. I am putting it in my recipe box and keeping it there for a long time to come.

  • julieb68
    Dec 28, 2009

    I use frozen shredded potatoes instead of peeling and grating. Works very well.