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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

posted by Julie Evink on March 23, 2012

Twice Baked Potato Casserole ~ Light Fluffy Potatoes Loaded with Cheese, Bacon and Sour Cream!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole ~ Light Fluffy Potatoes Loaded with Cheese, Bacon and Sour Cream!

I LOVE twice baked potatoes so when I saw this recipe I knew it was right up my alley of course. Plus with this dish I can make it ahead of time and pop it in the oven when I need it.

I was craving Sweet ‘N’ Sour Meatballs and thought this recipe would be the perfect accompaniment. I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to make this meal plus get to volleyball so I made both recipes and stuck them in the fridge for the next night. Then I got to looking and realized and I now had 3 lbs of meatballs and 5 lbs of potatoes. My hubby is hearty eater but not quite that hearty!

Time to call in reinforcements. After a quick text to my ‘lil bro and ‘lil bro in law I had rounded up my victims for supper. They raved about it. I must say I think I might call them again for when I need a confidence boost! Bro in law even said the text message was the highlight of his day and he hadn’t ate this good of a supper for over a month. He possibly could have been sucking up but I think he was just being honest!

If you are in charge of the potatoes for your Easter get together these would be perfect!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 5 lb russet potatoes
  • 1 (3 oz) package Real Bacon Bits
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch chunks. Place in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, about 15 minutes. Drain and put in a large bowl.
  2. Using a mixer beat potatoes until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese, butter, sour cream and stir until combined and smooth. Add 2 c. cheddar cheese, half the bacon bits, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a butter 3 qt baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 c. of cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are heated through and the top is slightly golden brown. *I made these the night before by stopping after I put them in the baking dish. The next day I just pulled them out and topped with the cheese and bacon bits. I cooked them for 45 minutes since they were cold to start.
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    Comments

  • Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World


    This looks very yummy- I have a recipe given to me years ago from a Mennonite woman that is very similar and so good! I love the way you put bacon bits and cheese on it.

  • Krista


    Oh yum! I think these would be so good w/ a grilled steak! Thanks so much for linking up at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & hope to see you again soon. ~EMM

  • Addicted to Recipes


    These look so very good! Would love for you to link up at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/link-party.html
    Have a great night!

  • Dana


    You had me at potato, then added made them even better! I’ll have to remember this. Thanks

  • Our Delightful Home


    Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love


    I love twice baked potatoes too and can’t wait to make this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love


    It’s me again Julie :) I made these today and have them in the slow cooker for dinner tonight. I took a taste and they are delicious! I’ll be using this recipe quite often!

  • Addicted to Recipes


    I am going to have to try your recipe. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  • Mickeedee


    YUM!!! I do this ALL THE TIME with left over mashed potatoes. I usually make too many so I can have a quick side dish for another night. I just throw in all of the same ingredients, toss ‘em into a pie plate and reheat in the oven. My son has come to expect them every time we have “PLAIN” mashed potatoes! Thanks for sharing – and glad I found you from Flour Me with Love.

  • Denise


    I love your recipes & these awesome potatoes will definitely feed a crowd. Thank you!!!!

  • Candace @ Cabot


    Just in time for the holidays…this one looks yummy!

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