TWICE BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE

TWICE BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE

 

Twice Baked Potato Casserole! Twice Baked Potatoes In a Casserole! The casserole has hearty potatoes, cheese, sour Cream, bacon and flavor popping out of every bite. It’s perfect side dish to dinner or special occasion!

 

 

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

 

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

We love potatoes in every form! Here are a few of our family favorites classic mashed potatoesfuneral potatoes and oven roasted potatoes.

 

I remember when my mom would make twice baked potatoes! It always seemed so fancy and they always tasted so much better than a plain old potato!  This recipe tastes just as good as the individual potato but dare I say even better!

 

 

 

VARIATIONS

Variations: There are several ways to change up this casserole. Here are a few ideas…

  • Replace or mix the bacon with ham cubes or sausage chunks.
  • Mix in veggies corn, broccoli florets or diced bell peppers would all add a delicious twist.
  •  Greek yogurt is a close substitute to sour cream. You can also use an equal amount of heavy whipping cream  mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon/lime juice per cup used.
  • Add or subtract the amount of sour cream used to your liking.  I always add a little more sour cream!

 

 

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS

1 pkg. of thick bacon

8 large potatoes

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 sticks of butter, softened and cubed

1/2 cup sour cream

4 ounces of cream cheese

1 cup half and half

1 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus more for the topping

2 teaspoons garlic salt

1 bunch of green onions, sliced

salt and pepper, to taste

 

directions

 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Take out the butter, sour cream, cream cheese and half and half and set them aside, they shouldn’t be cold when combined with the potatoes.
  • Scrub the potatoes clean. Wipe them dry and rub them with vegetable oil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, until they can be easily sliced through.
  • While the potatoes bake, cook the bacon in a large pan slowly on low heat. As the edges begin to curl, use tongs to flip them over periodically until evenly cooked. Set them aside on a paper towel-lined plate to cool once finished.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and decrease the heat to 350 degrees.
  • Leave the skins on the potatoes. Cut each potato into thirds and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  • Crumble the cooked bacon and set some aside for topping the casserole. Add the rest to the mixing bowl along with the butter, sour cream, cream cheese, half and half, grated cheese, garlic salt, and salt and pepper.
  • Smash the potatoes with a potato masher until well-combined and as creamy as you like. I like a few chunks.
  • Add the potatoes to a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Top the casserole with reserved bacon and additional shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes. Top with sliced green onions and serve!

 

 

What is your favorite potato recipe? Did you try this Twice Baked Potato Casserole recipe? Did you love it? We would love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram

 

 

4 thoughts on “TWICE BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE”

  1. Oh my goodness, Kimberly, this is the definition of comfort food! I love all the variations as well! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party tomorrow. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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