Consider this dish to be one of your "holiday splurges". Just make it, dig in, and enjoy it without any guilt. We all need a cheesy, gooey, potato casserole every once in a while, and this one os one of the best! The recipe makes a huge amount, so it is perfect if you a serving a crowd or need to bring something to a potluck. Personally, I make this casserole for my tiny family dinner of three people and we eat the leftovers all week long. I never get sick of it! It can be made ahead of time and reheated when you are ready to serve it.
5 # red potatoes, cooked and cubed
1 # sliced bacon, diced and fried crispy
4 c. shredded sharp Cheddar
4 c. cubed sharp Cheddar
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
1 T. mince chives
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Preheat oven to 325.
Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Chop the cooked bacon into a smaller dice.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes and bacon.
In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients, add potato mixture and toss gently to coat.
Transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake uncovered for 50 - 60 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.