Twice Baked Potato Casserole – the classic potato dish in casserole form filled with red potatoes, cheese, sour cream, bacon and more. It’s the perfect side dish to any holiday meal or dinner.
Easy Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Today’s recipe is one I tried last month knowing it would be great for fall and especially for a Thanksgiving side dish. It’s a Twice Baked Potato Casserole that was DELICIOUS!! If you have ever had Twice Baked Potatoes before then you can imagine how a casserole version would be so good.
The family agreed that this easy casserole dish is just as good or even better than twice baked potatoes. I agree it was great but still can’t decide which is better. I love that both are easy to make, but loved the simplicity of throwing it all in a dish as opposed into each potato skin. I also have a thing for red potatoes so this casserole is a new favorite.
These are a little different than twice baked mashed potatoes since they are chunkier than typical mashed potatoes. If you want a more mashed potato feel, just be sure to give them a bit of a mash after they’ve baked. 😉
How to make Twice Baked Potato Casserole:
As you could venture to guess, this casserole is called twice baked because the potatoes get baked twice. Baking them the first time allows them to be cooked all the way and to be cooked until soft.
For this recipe, we cut them into 1 inch cubes after being baked. We also put together a mixture of sour cream, salt, pepper, bacon and cheese. Then this is layered in a 9×13 dish with the potatoes.
The casserole gets baked again allowing for the cream mixture to get heated through and the result is a cheesy, hearty potato casserole that everyone goes nuts for!
Can this casserole be made ahead of time?
Of course! Just make as instructed in the recipe card and then cover in the fridge for 24-48 hours before baking. It may need to cook an additional 5 minutes or so.
How to reheat twice baked potato casserole?
Once baked for the second time, just store the potatoes in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat using the microwave or warming up by placing in baking dish and reheating in the oven until heated through.
This dish would be good all year long as a great side dish but would also be FANTASTIC for Thanksgiving. Not sure about you guys but we usually have so much company that there are a few potato recipes (mashed, au gratin, funeral and more).
If you’re up for trying a new recipe I’d highly recommend this casserole. because you can’t go wrong with potatoes, bacon, cheese and sour cream! 😉
For more potato casseroles, check out:
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole
- Broccoli Cheese and Potato Casserole
- Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe
Twice Baked Potato Casserole - the classic potato dish in casserole form filled with red potatoes, cheese, sour cream, bacon and more. It's the perfect side dish to any holiday meal or dinner.
- 6 medium red potatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 6-7 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
- 3 cups sour cream
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Pierce potatoes and bake at 400 for 40-45 minutes.
Let potatoes cool 10-15 minutes and cut into 1 inch cubes.
While potatoes are cooling mix sour cream, salt, pepper, bacon, and cheeses in a bowl. Set aside.
Spray 9x13 pan and layer with half the potatoes and then half the sour cream mixture. Layer rest of potatoes on top and then top with sour cream mixture.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
For regular Twice Baked Potatoes (that are also so delicious!!) click HERE.