Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Twice Baked Potato Casserole


 One of the new recipes we tried out this Easter was this delicious Twice Baked Potato Casserole by Six Sisters' Stuff. Instead of going through the hassle of having to scoop out and refill potato skins, it is all mixed up and baked in one giant casserole dish. It received many compliments at our dinner and I bet it will at yours too. Many thanks to Six Sisters' Stuff for sharing this! Ready for the recipe?

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Makes a 9"x13" dish
  • 5 lb russet potatoes
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. chives, minced
  • 2 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain; return to pan, cover, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp and browned, turning once. Transfer to paper towels to drain; let cool, and crumble into pieces.

3. Using a fork, mash the potatoes in pan until light and fluffy. Add the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream, and stir until combined and smooth. Add the chives, 2 cups cheddar cheese, half the bacon, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

4. Transfer to a buttered 3-quart baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake until top is slightly golden and potatoes are heated through, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; garnish with remaining bacon. Serve immediately.

6 comments:

  1. Don't know why I never thought of doing this! What a fabulous ideas! Some diced jalapenos would be a great addition, too :) Love your blog!

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  2. I make these all the time but yours look much better! Those toppings are going on mine next time!

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  3. I made this last night. DEEEEElicious!!! I'll be posting it with a link to your post in the next couple days.

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  4. I just drooled all over my screen. I am dying to make this now. Just found it on pinterest. Your blog is great and so happy to be your newest follower. When you have a chance come by and check out my blog www.questfordelish.blogspot.com

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  5. While looking at the directions I began to wonder how it would be to NOT mash the potatoes (Or only half mash them) and continue with the recipe! The title is Twice Baked Potatoes Not Twice baked MASHED potatoes LOL

    Either way it looks like it will be an awesome dish to try

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  6. I made this last night and it was so amazing!! I may cut the salt in half as it was a bit too salty for my taste, but incredible. And lots of leftovers! thanks!

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