Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), baked
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 cups (24 ounces) sour cream
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut baked potatoes into 1-in. cubes. Place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the salt, pepper and bacon. Top with half of the sour cream and cheeses. Repeat layers.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Sprinkle with onions. Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 each: 594 calories, 38g fat (23g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein .
Reviews for Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
"I have to agree with the other reviews...way too much sour cream, cheese and bacon. One cup each of sour cream and both cheeses and 4-6 slices of bacon is better in proportion to the potatoes."
"I didn't read views first but knew that ratios were off. I halved the bacon, cheeses and sour cream to the 1 1/2 lbs of potatoes, used oval baker smaller than 9x13. Very yummy but maybe still less sour cream."
"i done ALOT of changes to fit my weird eating habits... I mixed the salt & black pepper 2gether - so it measured out to 1/4t - I used low sodium bacon bits or crumbles - used a Mexican blend of cheeses - added red & green bell peppers diced - and added the bottom 1/2's of the green onions to the casserole - sprinkled more of the green onions toppings to the potatoes... EVERY1 loved it! will b making it again... for sure!"
"My husband and I were looking for a good potato recipe, and we stumbled upon this one. Initially, our first thought was, it makes too much for our little family of two, so we decided to cut the recipe in half. It sounded delicious.Once it came out of the oven, that was a different story. The amount of bacon coupled with the sour cream overpowers the dish, so the balance of flavors is too rich. Because the potatoes are such a neutral flavor, they get lost in the casserole. Maybe if you use less of the sour cream and bacon, or more potatoes, that would be the right ratio of bacon to toppings. Also, the presentation wasn't very appealing, because the whiteness of the sour cream dominates the other colors.Sadly, this recipe will not be added to our recipe box. Happy cooking! :)"
"As I'm not eating meat at the moment, I substituted the bacon for salmon flakes. Worked a treat!"
"Before I made this I read all the reviews. Based on those I added 3 large potatoes and cut the quantity of sour cream in half. The dish was perfect with those changes."
"Very good. I didn't read the reviews first, bad decision. I was in a bind with little time and not enough potatoes to fill the bottom of a 9x13 - in first layer. I quickly made some instant potatoes (not something I would make for Christmas Eve but was in a bind). I mixed with the baked potatoes. Turned out great!!"
"Family loved it--had to add it to the recipe box immediately!"
"Awesome recipe, but listen to the reviewers that made modifications. I doubled the amount of potatoes and only used 2 cups of sour cream and it turned out great, but if I make it again, I'll cut back on the sour cream even more. It tasted wonderful though and everyone loved it!"
"Very good Recipe! Very easy to make and was delicious! Needed more than 6 potatoes for a 13 X 9 pan . I ended up using 8 or 9 medium size...which and was over 2 lbs."
"Very pretty dish, very delicious! The mixture of cheeses, bacon and green onions can't be beat!"
"Excellent recipe, but I missed the fact that the potatoes needed to be already baked before assembling the casserole. Mine turned out tasty but potatoes were still very under-cooked, even after adding 20 minutes to the cooking time. Needless to say, I'll have to try this again!"
"Great side dish! I adjusted some sour cream but I added some butter. Definitely will be made again soon"
"I made this for my in-laws one night for supper. Wow! They loved it! My husband said make sure you make it again... It really is a great tasting potato recipe. Love it!"
"This is one of those recipes you better only make for people you like. It's amazingly delicious, and whomever you make it for will keep coming back for more! Cheesy, goodness with bacon and onions too. What's not to love? It's a great one for grilled meals in the summer, goes well with steak or chicken and feeds a crowd too!"
"For all of you who loved this recipe but hated the prep time, put your potatoes in a plastic grocery bag, tie it loosely and microwave. I'd say about 10 to 15 minute for 6 large baking potatoes or 10 minutes for 6 medium red potatoes. Check them half way through so you don't over cook and adjust time accordingly. You can do this the day before and just stick them in the frig till your ready to make your casserole. This is what I did for this recipe. Love the recipe and this will be a keeper. Thank you"
"This was good, but too rich for our tastes. If I make it again, I'd try using less sour cream."
"My husband I liked this recipe it was a nice change of pace I did tweek it a little half the sour cream 7 slices of bacon 1 cup moss cheese and 2 cups chedder. thanks for sharing."
"Excellent! My husband & I really enjoyed this casserole. I had baked potatoes in frig so it only took a few mins. to heat up!"
"This casserole was easy to make and very good - the flavors were great - I would definitely make it again!"
"Love this recipe! Making it for a 4th of July picnic."
"I made this for a pot luck at work...it was the first to go!! Yummy is all I heard for the rest of the day! Will make again."
"I tried this recipe out for my extended family and they loved it! Now they are asking for the recipe. I did add a little extra potatoes to the mixture, but wouldn't change anything else about it. It was awesome :-)"
"I used the entire amt of potatoes but cut everything else in half. It worked out great! I also used a 7x11 pan. Definite hit!"
"I made this recipe as is. When my boyfriend saw the dish for just two of us, he asked if he should invite the neighbors. By the time we finished there was not enough left for the neighbors. It was so good! I like to try a lot of different recipes, but this is one that my boyfriend has requested that I make again."
"I doubled the amount of potatoes and then cut the original amount of everything else by 1/3 and we loved them. However, my husband wants me to make them according to the recipe the next time!!! Either way, we will be making them again!!!"
"Great recipe. Look folks, good tasting food is fattening. Otherwise it wouldn't taste good! Make your own adjustments, but don't bash the original recipe, the ingredients are there for a reason."
"Just made half recipe and I would do it again. It was easy and quick. I did run out of sour cream but used french onion chip dip to make up the balance I needed to complete the amount of sour cream needed. I did delete the onion because of this. The flavor was spot on."
"We loved it! It was worthy of leftovers, and I dread having leftovers."
"I wasn't sure how the family would like the new recipe so made a pan of the old "cheesy potatoes" and one of this recipe. It was superb! Everyone liked it. I use the suggestion to simplify it by using frozen diced hash browns, and used only 2 1/2 cups sour cream. I used the precooked bacon, and it was wonderful. Saved me lots of time and both kinds of energy - mine and the electrical type!"
"Way too much fat, the potatoes even got lost in the heavy mixture of fat."
"Excellent! We doubled the potatoes and left everything else the same and it was perfect."
"Made it for a family get together. Casserole did not last very long. The men loved it."
"Have been making this dish for our Christmas gathering for a number of years now. Everyone loves it! So easy too!"
"Used the original recipe of using baking potatoes and loved it. Served this at my son's wedding reception, it was a hugh hit."
"I've made this recipe many times for our family gatherings since I first found it featured in a Taste of Home Holiday Edition magazine. I typically cut down on the sour cream by about one third, but leave the rest as-is. I like it better than most of the typical cheesy-potato recipes."
"This recipe is good like it is or can switch it around a little by using the ranch dressing already mentioned. Also, the potatoes can be cut up and boiled then drained and dried off with paper towel. It would be quicker than baking them."
"While this recipe was a smash hit with me & my family, i would definitely have to say it's miscatagorized. There's nothing "quick" about this "quick dinner" recipe. I mean for real, who just has 6 medium potatoes laying around already baked?! And cutting them into 1" cubes once they are baked is next to impossible. So before they even went into the oven to cook as a casserole, i'd already spent nearly an hour on what was supposed to be a 15 min. prep time. Had my boys not told me how great it was & what an awesome cook i am & it actually taste REALLY good, i don't know if i'd even have made it again. Good thing my main dish could be re-heated in the microwave or it'd have been super cold by the time this was done."
"Yes the first ingredient is:
1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), baked "
"Do I cook the potatos before mixing this all together??"
"I've made this a few times now and everyone has loved it!!! I didn't use as much sour cream as it called for because it seemed a little much."
"WOW!!! Everyone couldn't stop talking about this dish. I used 8 oz light sour cream and lowfat cheese and it was terrific. It reminded people of Outback's cheesy fries."
"Delicious! I only used 6 slices of bacon, and not all of the sour cream cheese mixture, but it was fantastic and my guests all asked for the recipe."
"I used ranch dressing in place of the sour cream. The family loved it!!"
"i'm a little clueless, newish to the whole real cooking thing. how long do i bake the potatoes before making this?"
"haven't tried this recipe yet, but was wondering if i can use bacon crumbles instead of cooked bacon, and if so how much?"
"Yum! Tastes like a loaded baked potato. I used a 3lb. bag of potatoes and 2 cups sour cream and liked the result! Also added green onions to the first layer as well as topping with them at the end. Will make again!"
"I followed the tips of other reviews and used the entire 3# bag of potato's and used only 12oz. "Top the Tator" chive flavored sour cream instead of the recommended 24oz. and they turned out great! Accompanied with BBQ chicken and a spinach tossed salad it was an excellent meal for company and EASY! Love having something pre-made that can just be popped in the oven when entertaining and this worked perfectly!"
"This recipe is so good! When I made this for company, I was told that this was the best thing I ever made!!"
"This recipe is a big hit with my family and me. It is easy to reheat and carry in lunches unlike twice baked potatoes."
"I used about half the amount of sour cream and it was fine. Everyone love it!"
"Added chives and sprinkled with garlic salt! Excellent!"
"It wasn't that good."
"It doesn't surprise me that this recipe is showing up as a favorite once again. I found it years ago in a special Holiday edition of Taste of Home and made it for Christmas that year. I've made it several times since, and people always seem to enjoy it. It's a nice change of pace from the old standby of "cheesy potatoes"!"
"our family loved this. however, i did make a few changes. i used about 1/4 of the sour cream (light), half bacon, half turkey bacon, reduced fat cheese, and a little bit of cream of mushroom soup about 1/4 cup. it was creamy and very tasty. will make again, and probably add some crushed red pepper flakes and maybe a dash of hot sauce, we love "hot" in our home!"
"Just looking at the recipe, the 3 cups of sour cream seemed overdone. So, I reduced the sour cream to 16 oz, used only 1/2 pound bacon, omitted the extra salt, and reduced the amount of cheese, though I didn't really measure that. I had less than 1 c. of mozzerella, so I sprinkled on some grated parmesan. My 1.75 lbs of potatoes seemed a little scant, even in my smaller oval casserole, so I'm really glad I had decided to reduce the other ingredients.But, overall, it was very tasty and I will definitely be adding it to my potato dish rotation (with my changes, of course)."
"I made this once and everyone thought there was too much sour cream. Next time I will use less sour cream and add some Italian spices and garlic to the potatoes. This will add some flavor as it was a bit on the bland side."
"I also would not make this recipe altho it sounds like it tastes great. 720 mg of sodium per serving? 3 cups of sour cream and 5 cups of cheese for a recipe that serves 6-8 people? Even using low fat items, I think this is not something that in good conscience I would serve to people at my table, and I do like good food, but in moderation."
"I used chopped smoked ham instead of bacon, and mixed it all togther instead of layering. I lined the crockpot with a cooking bag and poured it all in, cooked on low for 2 hours. Delicious and you can do other things with the oven or just mix and forget about it. It doesn't hurt to have it set longer."
"Really good! Tastes just like a fantastic baked potato with all the fixin's! Enjoy!"
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"Holy Hot Wings is right! I thought I died and went straight to [expletive]! It was so hot even my husband who loves anything burning his throat thought it was too hot.I am going to make it again but this time use much less hot sauce. I did use Frank's as some others recommended so maybe that was the problem. I love the ingredients for a dip so I'm hopeful the next try will be better."
"Made this for the first time tonight and it was a hit. Will definitely make it a regular. I added my green onions with the bacon in the layers instead of just topping it with them. This could also be kicked up a notch with some jalapenos!"
"DIdn't make this recipe -- the high fat content of the ingredients scared me away --Bacon, 2 types of cheese and sour cream. I'm sure it's yummy, but not so good for you."
"there are no - stars!! this was a TOTAL waste of good ingredients..the most tasteless dish I have ever made!!"
"Why do you health fanatics have to talk about how unhealthy some recipes are?? MOST good cooks, with a mind to health, would automatically use low fat or non fat items, and adjust ingrediants based on their families wants/needs and likes/dislikes. Reviews are meant to help others with ideas for making recipes BETTER, not bashing them!"
"yes love it and it taste great with ranch dressing drizzled on top when it's done"
"awesome and delicious, best part is sour cream can be left out and it can be topped with ranch once it's done"
"This sounds so good, but I'll cut way back on the bacon, use fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheese and I'll bet the taste will be pretty much the same as with all the bacon and full fat cheeses."
"It sounds yummy but after checking the ingredients I checked the Nutritional Info and wondered why anyone would make something with sooo many calories & high fat content in 1 serving. No wonder there are so many obese people!! Let's eat right, exercise & get healthy."
"I was looking for something different than the usual cheesy potato casserole. Followed the recipe as written and was not disappointed! Tastes great! When I make it again, I will use the entire 3 lb bag of red potatoes. Final product was a bit more saucy than I'd have liked."
"We have made this recipe several times. The entire family loves it."
"This is wondeerful on a cold day!"
"This is a family favorite! We've been making this recipe since it first came out. The regular recipe didn't specify red potatoes, so we have always used russets. It's a staple at our holiday dinners. We love it!"
"Very good. Has anyone ever tried freezing this recipe?"
"Absolutely delicious. Instead of layering, I just laid all the potatoes in the dish and spread the sour cream over the potatoes, sprinkled onion and bacon, salted and peppered, then sprinkled cheeses on the top. Came out great! Definitely a new family favorite."
"This is an awesome recipe. I have made this twice - once with no bacon because my wife hates it and the second time with several modifications to sort of make it my own. It was great both times but I really hit a homerun by adding both 1/2 pound bacon and 1/2 pound flavored chicken sausage. I also used a blend of feta, sharp cheddar, and sheep cheese which made it even creamier and extremely addictive! I also spruced it up with a few additional spices (lots of garlic!). Like another reviewer stated they did, I mixed all of the ingredients together as opposed to layering and then topped the casserole off with bread crumbs! This recipe is a must try and if you like to play around with the flavors like I do it is a fantastic starting point for making an absolutely amazing casserole."
"This was really good. My family all enjoyed it. Good leftovers also."
"Fabulous, I receive tons of raves with this! I mixed it all together instead of layering it, and then put it in my crockpot and cooked on low (my crockpot runs pretty hot) for four hours. I buttered my crockpot really well first, and that seemed to help keep it from sticking too bad. I took it to the party, and left the crockpot on warm for several hours, and it worked out just fine! Everyone said that I'd have to make that everytime we get together. And no one even guessed or realized that it was gluten free, a true feat for us Celiacs! :) (Note, it's also a meal unto itself, so as a celiac at a social function, you know you can have a full meal in just the one safe dish!)"
"I made this for Easter and everyone really liked it. I also made a separate one with only potatoes, cheese, and bacon. Both were delicious! I used regular baking potatoes instead of red. I will definitely make this again."
"I also mix it up before putting it into a casserole dish. Has anyone ever heated it up in a crock pot? Just trying to make room in my oven!"
"This is my absolute favorite potato casserole recipe of all time! I've made it on many occasions with fabulous results."
"I liked this, but for me personally I tasted it before I cooked it and liked it better before it was baked. Everything is cooked so there is no danger of raw food. It reminded me of a loaded baked potato salad that you can buy (for a ridiculous price) at the deli. I would make it again, but probably serve it cold as an alternative to the everyday yellow mustard potato salad"
"Very tasty, but the original published recipe didn't call for "red" potatoes, just med. unpeeled potatoes. I used regular baked potatoes and it worked just fine."
"This was a great recipe. I think mixing it all together is easier than putting it in by layering."
"Absolutely delicious! Have made this numerous times and the compliments just keep coming in! So many savory flavors in one dish. Comfort food at its very best."
"This one is a keeper. Everyone requested the recipe. I added more potatoes, sprinkled some scallions throughout and cooked it a little longer just to make sure the cheeses melted throughout. It not only tasted great but looked like the picture too! They can be made up ahead of time and can also be reheated the next day if you have any leftovers."
"FABULOUS!! I halved the recipe and added chopped smoked sausage for my husband and myself. Definitely one I will make again and again!!"
"Everybody loved this!"
"ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! I made these for Christmas one year and people still rave over them."
"I made this for a crowd for my granddaughter's christening luncheon. It is so much easier to put everything in a large bowl and mix it together and then put into baking dish. Each and every morsel is coated and incredibly delicious."
"could use hamburger instead of bacon & make a one dish meal"