Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
20 min
2 hr

12 servings

  • 10 large russet baking potatoes (about 7 pounds total)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pound bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound sharp white Cheddar, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound mild Cheddar, grated (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Scrub the potatoes well and rinse under cool running water. Pat dry with paper towels and prick the potatoes in several places with a fork. Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven and set aside on a wire rack until cool enough to handle.

When the potatoes have cooled, cut each potato in half and, using a spoon or a melon baller, scoop the flesh out of the skins, leaving as little flesh as possible. Place the potato flesh in a large bowl and add 1 stick of the butter, the sour cream, heavy cream, salt, and pepper and mash until chunky-smooth. Add the bacon, cubed white Cheddar, half of the grated Cheddar, the green onions, and eggs and mix thoroughly.

Butter a 9 by 13-inch casserole with the remaining tablespoon of butter and reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

Place the seasoned potato mixture in the prepared casserole and top with the remaining grated Cheddar. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges and heated through and the cheese on top is melted and lightly golden. Serve hot.

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Really good, so tasty! Almost don't need the extra cheese on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and followed the recipe exactly, like others. Everyone at my party loved it! I made it the morning of and placed it in the fridge until about 30 minutes before I wanted to put it in the oven. I didn't even scoop out the potato flesh, the peeling was so easy to just peel off. This will certainly be a "go to" recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to put the eggs in, but this was still delicious! Everyone loved it at dinner and the leftovers were a great breakfast. It is pretty time consuming to make, but you can make it way ahead of time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and the kids love this so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous recipe, easy and always a hit. Make the day before to make your life easier. This time I left out the green onions for my daughter who can't eat them, and had some in a little bowl for the rest of us to sprinkle on top. Other than that, I always make it as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a crowd and it was a big hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this casserole for Easter lunch and it was amazing! I made it exactly as directed in the recipe and wouldn't change anything. Will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a girls night of 8, and everyone RAVED about the dish! It is a must try, and certainly one of my favorites. This recipe is definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and super simple. I was short on time so I microwaved the potatoes and used precooked bacon. I will definitely use this recipe again. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. I was asked to bring mashed potatoes to Thanksgiving dinner this year and I thought about this before seeing a recipe. Came to the Food Network site for some inspiration on the potato filling and "Bam!" I found it. Made the recipe almost exactly as designed, except I deviated slightly. I took the potato skins and fried them in vegetable oil until golden brown, then seasoned each side with salt and pepper. I then cut length-wise into about 3/4 strips and used it to line the bottom of the casserole dish. Then I put in the potato mixture and covered with cheese. It was a hit. Thanks Food Network. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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