twice baked potato casserole

We are heading into those long, cold months when comfort food sounds AND tastes so good!  You know what I mean…something warm and delicious that just makes you feel better.  Well, this recipe for Twice Baked Potato Casserole is definitely comfort food!

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Ingredients…

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 lb. sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 green onions, sliced

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Directions…

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Wash and dry the potatoes.

Then rub the potatoes with olive oil and a mixture of sea salt and pepper, and place  on a baking sheet.

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Bake for one hour or until tender when pierced with a fork.

Let cool for 20 minutes.

Once cool, cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large bowl.

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Stir in the mayonnaise and sour cream.

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Set aside 1/3 cup of the cheese, 3 tablespoons of bacon, and 2 tablespoons of sliced green onions for the top of the casserole.  Then stir in the remaining ingredients.

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Pour it into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Top with the reserved cheese and bacon.

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Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes.

Top with the remaining green onions and serve.

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I think this could be served with a tossed salad…or for a heartier meal, pair it with a protein like pork tenderloin.

Either way, you will find comfort in the melted cheese and the crispy potato skins.

Remember it’s COMFORT FOOD!

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