Fabulous! I made this for my husband's extended family Christmas party, and he was nervous because I was "going up against" years of his aunt's famous cheesy potatoes. Not only did it get rave reviews, that same aunt told me that several people said it was the best potato casserole they'd had!
I used 2/3 lb turkey bacon, and it was excellent. I also used light mayo and sour cream despite the warning, and it turned out just fine. I steamed the potatoes rather than boiling, so they weren't soggy and were evenly cooked. I had worried that perhaps I shouldn't have cooked them completely before cubing them, since they would be baking so long, but it turns out they needed to be fully cooked, as I believe they would be too crunchy and dry otherwise.
One warning: the estimated time of preparation is very deceiving, since the recipe assumes you've already cooked and prepared both your potatoes and bacon. I fortunately anticipated this and gave myself plenty of time to prepare. Depending on how you prepare your potatoes and whether or not you have to fry and crumble/cut up your bacon (rather than using pre-cooked and crumbled bacon off the shelf), you'll be facing quite a bit of preparation time before this recipe begins--as much as a couple of hours depending on distractions. I wouldn't consider doing this recipe as a regular side dish. It's definitely a special occasion recipe.
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Fabulous! I made this for my husband's extended family Christmas party, and he was nervous...