Twice Baked Loaded Potato Casserole is a super creamy casserole made with tender potatoes, and loaded with cheddar cheese, and delicious crispy bacon - ultimate comfort food and perfect side dish to serve up for holiday meals.
Preheat oven to 400 and spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Before getting started on your casserole assembly, you need to soften your potatoes. You can use the microwave (info listed in article), pressure cooker or oven bake. Your potatoes need to be soft enough to scoop out insides.
Scoop the insides out of the potato and place into a mixing bowl.
Discard potato skins.
Add butter, sour cream, whole whipping cream, 2 cups of cheese and spices.
Mix all casserole well.
Spoon twice baked potato mixture into prepared dish.
Sprinkle top of casserole with remaining cheese and top with lots of bacon.
Bake casserole for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and bubbly around the edges.
NOTE ABOUT SIZE OF CASSEROLE DISH: When I first made this dish, I used a 2.5 quarter but this can vary due to the size of potatoes. Just eyeball your potatoes and put in a dish that is the right size- in the video you can see my potatoes were large, so its more of a casserole dish.
Can you prep Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Ahead of Time? Yes! You can make your loaded baked potato casserole ahead of time and put in the fridge, sealed up well with foil, until time to bake. Please note that cooking times may vary when you are coming straight from a super cold fridge and you may need additional cooking time to warm.
Can you crock pot Twice Baked Potato Casserole? You can! Just assemble all your ingredients in the crock pot and warm on low for 2 hours or until warm. Add layer of extra cheese and melt before serving. Because potatoes do so well in a crock pot, this recipe makes an amazing hearty and comfort dish for a party, holiday, or to feed a crowd.
Can you use Instant Potatoes for Twice Baked Potato Casserole? Yes, you can. I do not know the exact measurements to make this translation but will be updating in the future.
Can you substitute milk for whole whipping cream? Yes.