Loaded Mashed Potato Bake

loaded mashed potato bakeLOADED MASHED POTATO BAKE

Ingredients ( Yield: 4 servings )
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup coarsely crushed cheese crackers
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups mashed potatoes (leftover or fresh)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray small casserole dish with nonstick spray. In small bowl, combine crackers and butter.

If using leftover potatoes, heat them in microwave 1 minute to soften. Add sour cream, garlic powder and pepper; stir until well combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons each cheese and bacon. Add onions, parsley and remaining cheese and bacon to potatoes; stir until well combined.
Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with reserved bacon and cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through.

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