Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole – Turn twice baked potatoes into an easy cheesy potato casserole that will be sure to please.  Loaded with garlic, cheese, and bacon!

Whether it is Thanksgiving dinner or a Tuesday night the potatoes can be the star of the show.  They aren’t necessarily meant to, but they surely take over and be what people keep going back for.  And that exactly what this twice baked potato casserole is.

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole - Turn twice baked potatoes into an easy cheesy potato casserole that will be sure to please. Loaded with garlic, cheese, and bacon!

 

This recipe has been a staple at our house for years!  It is perfect when you are making the Perfect Prime Rib for the holidays, or just want something comforting with your favorite Meatloaf Recipe.  Seriously, it goes with just about anything.

I mean you have creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes that are loaded with bacon.  What can really go wrong?

Potato Casserole Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Green Onions

What Can I Use Instead Of Sour Cream

Trust me, you can’t taste it, it really just helps make it creamy. But if you don’t have it or really don’t want to use it there are options.

  • Cream Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • More Heavy Cream
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How to Make Twice Baked Potato Casserole

  1. Start by chopping the potatoes and boiling them until they are tender.  I have heard it a million times, you call this twice baked, but you aren’t baking the potatoes!  I get it, I am taking a shortcut.  Boiling them just gets it done faster.  But you can also leave the potatoes whole, pierce them with a fork and bake for about an hour or until they are soft. 
  2. Next you mash them well.  I like to use a potato masher so there are still a few chunks.  
  3. Once they are mashed mis in the butter, sour cream, and heavy cream until they are nice and creamy.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix in the cheddar cheese and the bacon!  
  5. Place in a large baking dish, top with more cheese and bacon and then bake until they are hot, bubbly and delicious.
Jones Dairy Farm Bacon

I am partnering with Jones Dairy Farm to bring you this over the top cheesy potato side dish. Bacon always makes everything better, and Jones Dairy Farm bacon is no exception.  I used the Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, so there was tons of great smoky flavor.

I mixed bacon in the loaded twice baked potato casserole, as well as sprinkling some on top. So you can be sure to get bacon in every bite!  So dress up your holidays, or even your weekends, or your Mondays for that matter with this loaded twice baked potato casserole. I will be the side dish that everyone will ask for over and over again.

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole - Turn twice baked potatoes into an easy cheesy potato casserole that will be sure to please. Loaded with garlic, cheese, and bacon!

Can You Make Baked Potato Casserole Ahead of Time

Most definitely you can.  You can assemble the entire thing and then place in the fridge until you are ready to bake it, up to 2 days ahead of time.  Just cover tightly with foil until it is time to bake.

Can You Freeze Cheesy Potato Casserole

Yes, this freezes really well.  If you bake it first and are freezing the leftover just make sure it is completely cooled.  Then cover very tightly with plastic wrap and foil to keep and air out.  

To reheat it is best to let them thaw in the fridge overnight and then place in the over, covered with foil, to reheat for about 25 minutes.  You can also microwave them if you have smaller portions.  

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Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole - Turn twice baked potatoes into an easy cheesy potato casserole that will be sure to please. Loaded with garlic, cheese, and bacon!
4.44 from 249 votes

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole

By Erin
Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole – Turn twice baked potatoes into an easy cheesy potato casserole that will be sure to please. Loaded with garlic, cheese, and bacon!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 – 1 cup heavy cream or milk, (amount depends on how creamy you like it)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon salt, (approximately, adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped

Instructions 

  • Add potatoes and garlic to a large pot. Fill with water, so the potatoes are completely covered. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mash potatoes. Sir in butter, sour cream, and heavy cream. Mash further if necessary to get to your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese, and bacon (reserve some for the topping).
  • Pour into 13×9 in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and reserved bacon. Bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 8Servings | Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 448mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 545
Keyword: potato casserole
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