Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice baked Potatoes 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.

We love potatoes in every form! This casserole version of Twice Baked Potatoes is a family favorite along with classic mashed potatoes, funeral potatoes and roasted red potatoes.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole in baking dish

Twice baked potatoes in casserole form!

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.

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. We have a feeling you will love this recipe as much as we do!

Red potatoes on cutting board for twice baked potatoes casserole

How to make Twice Baked Potato Casserole:

Potatoes: I like using red potatoes for this casserole because they keep their shape and texture a little better than russet potatoes. Another reason I like using red potatoes is that you do not need to peel them first. However, you can use russet potatoes if that’s what you have on hand or prefer. 

This is a great recipe to make when you have leftover baked potatoes. You can also use boiled potatoes, If you’re in a hurry you can even use cubed freezer potatoes. 

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!

Bacon to put in twice baked potato casserole recipe

Change it Up + storing

Variations: There are several ways to change up this casserole. Here are a few ideas…

  • Replace or mix the bacon with ham cubes or sausage chunks.
  • Mix in veggies corn, broccoli florets or diced bell peppers would all add a delicious twist.
  • Sour cream: greek yogurt is a close substitute. You can also use an equal amount of heavy whipping cream  mixed with 1tbsp lemon/lime juice per cup used.
  • Add or subtract the amount of sour cream used to your liking. 

Leftovers: Divide leftovers into individual containers, keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

Reheat: If you are only reheating an individual portion you can use the microwave. Heat in 30 second increments until hot. For larger portions preheat the oven to 350°F for 20-30 minutes depending on the size until hot.

Ahead of time: You can make this ahead of time through step 4. Cover and store in the fridge for 1-2 days before baking a second time and serving. For longer storage be sure to use a freezer safe baking dish. Wrap with plastic wrap and again with foil, Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight on the fridge before baking a second time. 

How much to make for the holidays

Here is a guide to help out if you are making this for a holiday gathering.

  • For 8-10 people – 1 dish
  • For 20-25 people – Double recipe
  • For 35-40 – Triple recipe

Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe in baking dish

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:

Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

5 from 17 votes
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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 433 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is my all time favorite potato recipe ever!!! more than any others on this site. It’s so simple and rates amazing. It’s also great that it feeds so many people!

  2. 5 stars
    SThis was great and less fussy than restuffing the baked potato skins. I halved it for the two of us and my husband Really enjoyed it. I could tell because There was silence
    until his plate was clean! This is a delicious keeper that will be a welcOme chanGe from the sTandard hash brown casserole. Thank you so much and I hope to try some oF your other recipes in the fUture.

  3. 5 stars
    My family loves all kinds of potatoes & I know they’d love this! This would be great for the holidays, but also any night of the week!

  4. 5 stars
    A chunkier version of mashed potatoes in a casserole dish. I love dishes that can be made ahead of time. It just makes things so much eaSier.

  5. A chunkier version of mashed potatoes in a casserole dish. I really enjoy recipes that can be made ahead of time. Makes things so much eaSier.

  6. 5 stars
    Twice baked potatoes are my favorite – but a casserole takes it up to the next level! SO excited for making this again for my family. We all loved it!!

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome. Familiar flavors with a twist that even my pickiest eater love. Thanks for a recipe that we can use for so many different occasions.

  8. Looking forward to making this for Easter brunch this weekend! Any tips on making it ahead of time? Would the baking time be the same? Would you suggest letting it sit out for a certain amount of time before baking? Can’t wait to try it, looks delish!!

    1. You can make this ahead of time through step 4. Cover and store in the fridge for 1-2 days before baking a second time and serving. I would suggest letting it sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes or so until it comes more to room temperature before baking. You can keep the same baking time. Hope this helps! Have a wonderful Easter brunch!

  9. 5 stars
    This was amazing. I had to substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the Mozzarella, because I thought I had a 3 Cheese Italian Blend that I planned to use, but when I went make it, I realized it was not an Italian Blend but Monterey instead. It still tasted wonderful. I also added more bacon on top after cooking, along with chopped parsley, but I mean who doesn’t want MORE bacon!!

    1. I feel the same way! You can never have too much bacon. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing what you did. I’m so happy it turned out so tasty!

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