Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole

Some of my most popular, most commented on recipes are dinnertime hacks and this Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole is one you’ll want to add to your dinnertime plans.

dinner served potato casserole
casserole waiting for cheese and scallion topping
cheese topped casserole prebaked

2 Steps for Dinnertime Success

Okay, there are really 3 steps to this Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole, but 2 occur simultaneously. Boil and mash the potatoes in one pot while browning the smoked sausage in a deep, large skillet.

Once the potatoes are mashed and the sausage is browned, combine everything in the large skillet. Top with scallions and cheese and the bake until melty!

You know it’s a dinnertime success when the kids fight over who gets to take the leftovers to school the next day!

Emily, FFAY

That’s the gauge of success in my house! Since this recipe is “next day school lunch worthy” you’re sure to love it too!

casserole potato served

Hearty, cheesy, tasty and so easy to make – sure to save the day when it comes to your dinnertime struggles!

served on plate
serving potato casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole

  • 10-12 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and quartered (approx. 2 lbs)
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1.5 c milk (may need more milk to reach desired consistency)
  • 1 stick of butter (8 T salted)
  • 1 T kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 3/4 t black pepper
  • 4-5 T chopped scallions (reserve 1 T for topping)
  • 16 oz grated cheese (reserve 4 oz for topping)
    • 4 oz grated parmesan
    • 8 oz grated Colby jack
    • 4 oz grated pepper jack
  • 2 packages of smoked sausage, approximately 2 lbs (diced into bite-sized pieces)

Preheat oven to 375°. Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and boil until fork tender. Drain and return to the large pot. Add 12 oz of cheese + scallions and mash. Taste and add additional salt and pepper as needed.

Add heavy whipping cream, milk, butter and salt. Cover with a lid until butter melts.

While the potatoes are boiling, in a large, deep skillet (approximately 12″ x 3″) brown the smoked sausage.

Stir mashed potatoes into the smoked sausage and spread evenly in the large skillet. Top with remaining scallions and cheese.

Bake 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden and sides are bubbly.

Serves 10-12