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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken for a Crowd

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken for a Crowd

 For those of you on a healthy eating kick, you should close this Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken immediately (and click on over to my Quinoa Salad recipe).

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For those of you who are craving a gooey, cheesy, chicken-y, bacon-y, Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and don’t care that there may be a million stick-to-your-ribs (and maybe your hips) calories in this ultimate comfort food dish, you might want to keep right on reading.

And if you want an all-time-favorite-people-will-be-clamoring-for-seconds meal that can feed a crowd and be ready in 45 minutes, then this Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is the dish for you!

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Sometimes the simplest meals turn into the best meals. When we head up to the cabin for a weekend getaway, I’ve got cool, crisp mountain air, beautiful lake views, and the refreshing smell of pine trees carried on a light breeze on my mind. I really don’t want to think too much about how I’m going to feed anywhere from 8-18 people (depending on who can get away that weekend).

So I reserve my easiest meals for those Fridays that we head up there. I certainly try to make something warm and comforting, but I’m definitely not willing to slave over a stove when I get there. I want to pop open a nice bottle of wine, put my feet up on the deck railing, take a long deep breath, soak in the sunset, and just be.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is so Easy!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken to the rescue! Loaded with tender baby potatoes, tangy sour cream, gooey cheese, savory chicken, peppery chives, a bit of tender broccoli, and full of crisp, smoky bacon (let’s definitely not forget the bacon), this dish has something to please everyone (except those on a diet, in which case you might want one of these).

It comes together with very little effort, fills the cabin with mouthwatering aromas, and leaves everyone with bellies almost uncomfortably full (almost). (This is also a great make-ahead meal! Perfect for freezing, then take it with you when you go camping or head up north to the cabin. Just make it in these disposable pans and clean up is a breeze!)

It’s also kind of a cool two-step process. First, boil the baby potatoes until tender, then put them in one layer in a large baking dish. Smash each potato with the bottom of a glass, so they’re partially smushed, but still half-whole. Then mix everything else together in a large bowl and smother the potatoes will all of the awesomeness that sour cream, cheese, chicken, broccoli, and bacon have to offer.

Top with a bit more bacon (of course) and chives and pop it into the oven. Twenty-five minutes later, you’ll have a table full of family and friends begging you for seconds. Life’s too short to not take the time to enjoy those “getaway moments.” Take it all in! (P.S. I started a YouTube Cooking Show. See it here!)

How to Make Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken

  • Cook baby potatoes to fork-tender and smash each potato in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together shredded chicken, cooked bacon, heated broccoli, and green onions.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix well. Put this mixture on top of potatoes and spread evenly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, sour cream 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, paprika, pepper, and salt until well blended. Spread this mixture on top of the chicken mixture.
  • Cover and bake. (Full recipe directions below.)

Are you looking for more Comfort Food Casseroles? Check out my Chicken Spaghetti Casserole. It’s a family favorite!

Need a quick and easy (and super flavorful) cocktail to go with it? Try this Dark and Stormy Drink. You’ll love it!

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If you need more casserole ideas, here are a few more!

Need more comfort food? Here’s are my Instant Pot favorites!

And NOW available… my Instant Pot Authorized Holiday Cookbook if you’re looking for a way to make your holiday cooking a whole lot easier and tastier!

Some Items Used To Make This:

Clear Baking Dishes

Disposable Pans (if you want to make ahead and take with you)

My Wine For Relaxing!

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken for a Crowd
Print Recipe
If you're looking for an easy, very satisfying, very filling Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken, you found it! This is an all-time family favorite and perfect if you need to feed a crowd!
Servings Prep Time
8 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken for a Crowd
Print Recipe
If you're looking for an easy, very satisfying, very filling Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken, you found it! This is an all-time family favorite and perfect if you need to feed a crowd!
Servings Prep Time
8 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. While the potatoes are cooking, cook bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve bacon grease.
  2. Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Boil potatoes in a large pot in heavily salted water until fully cooked and tender throughout, approximately 20 minutes. Drain. Grease a large 9"x13" baking dish with either butter or vegetable spray. Place cooked potatoes in baking dish in a single layer. There should be a little space between each potato. Using the bottom of a drinking glass, lightly press down on each potato, smashing it about half way. The bottom of the baking dish should be fully covered when all of the potatoes are smashed. Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of the reserved bacon grease over the potatoes.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, mix together shredded chicken, cooked bacon (except about 2 tablespoons for garnish on the top), heated broccoli, and green onions (except 2 tablespoons for garnish on top). Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix well. Put this mixture on top of potatoes and spread evenly.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, sour cream 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, paprika, pepper, and salt until well blended. Spread this mixture on top of the chicken mixture.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes until heated through. Remove foil and top with remaining bacon, cheese, and green onions, then bake another 5-10 minutes to fully melt and brown the cheese. Remove from oven and scoop into serving bowls.
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Kaitlyn

Monday 19th of October 2020

The picture shows two casseroles. Is this recipe enough for two casserole dishes or just one? Thanks

Heather

Monday 30th of November 2020

The actual recipe is for 8 people and fits in one dish. Doubling it is very easy so that's also an option if you need to feed 16!

Julie Collas

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Do you bake the casserole before you freeze it or do you freeze it and then bake it?

Heather

Monday 30th of November 2020

YOu do not have to bake it first if you're going to freeze it. Just freeze, then thaw, then bake.

Charlene

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Could I use fresh spinach instead of broccoli?

Charlene

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Can this be made the day before

Rhoward

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

Looks great.Will the recipe still work without the sour cream? I usually use chicken breasts and marinate the chicken in teriyaki sauce beforehand. I like the addition of broccoli and using a rotisserie chicken to speed up the process.

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