This Twice Baked Potato Casserole is like a loaded baked potato without all the work! Creamy mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, green onions...you've got to try this!
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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Author Nicole Burkholder

Ingredients

  • 5 lb potatoes
  • 1 lb . thick cut bacon
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup green onion (chives), chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese , grated
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper (or more if you like pepper!)

Instructions

  • 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, about 20 minutes. Drain; return to pan, cover, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain; let cool, and crumble into pieces.
  • 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.
  • Scoop into a 9x13" baking dishe. 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 and more green onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

To make the day before, simply do steps 1-3 and then place in a baking pan and cover. Keep refrigerated. When you're ready to serve it, simply uncover and follow step 4!