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!
- 8 medium potatoes
- olive oil
- sea salt
- 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
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.
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.
Stir in the mayonnaise and sour cream.
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.
Pour it into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the reserved cheese and bacon.
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.
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!