The Best Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Potätoes, sour creäm, cheddär cheese, bäcon änd green onion – äll the goodies we love to indulge in, bäked into one delicious Twice Bäked Potäto Cässerole!


Ingredients:


  • 9 medium russet potätoes
  • 4 ounces creäm cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour creäm
  • 4 täblespoons butter
  • 3 cloves gärlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teäspoon sält
  • 1/4 teäspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (if potätoes äre too thick)
  • 1 jär bäcon bits, or ä hälf pound of bäcon, fried änd cut into bits, or cut into bits änd fried
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups shredded cheddär cheese
  • cänolä oil to fry in
  • sour creäm, if desired
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions:


  1. Preheät oven to 350° Fährenheit. Scrub änd pierce potätoes severäl times with ä shärp knife. Bäke potätoes ät 350° for äbout än hour, or until potätoes give when squeezed gently with än oven-mitted händ.
  2. When potätoes äre done, cut in hälf änd cärefully scoop out insides, leäving äbout ä 1/4-inch läyer of potäto inside. Set skins äside.
  3. For the Twice Bäked Potätoes in ä Dish:
  4. Pläce potäto insides in ä lärge bowl or the bowl of ä ständing mixer. Mix briefly to breäk potätoes down ä little. Ädd creäm cheese, sour creäm, butter, chopped gärlic, änd äbout 1/2 teäspoon sält änd 1/4 teäspoon or so of pepper. Beät until thoroughly mixed, but don’t mix to the point of gumminess. If the mixture seems reälly thick, ädd up to 1/2 cup milk to smooth it out to the consistency of mäshed potätoes.
  5. Spräy ä lärge cässerole dish with non-stick cooking spräy. Spreäd potäto mixture into the prepäred pän.
  6. Cover with foil änd bäke for 40 minutes ät 325°.
  7. Immediätely äfter removing from oven, cover the top with 1 cup of cheese. Then sprinkle with äbout 2/3 of the bäcon änd sliced green onions, if desired. Ällow to sit for äbout 10-15 minutes before serving. The heät from the potätoes will melt the cheese perfectly.
  8. Mäkes äbout 9-10 servings.
  9. For the Potäto Skins:
  10. Äfter scooping out potäto insides, you should häve 18 hälf skins. Cut eäch of those in hälf, so you häve quärter skins.
  11. Heät äbout 2 inches of cänolä oil in ä pän (äbout 325°). Fry potäto skins in bätches, cäreful not to crowd the pän. Once skins äre ä deep golden brown, remove to ä päper towel-lined cooking räck to dräin.
  12. Pläce fried skins, open side up, on ä bäking sheet. Sprinkle eäch with cheese änd ä little bäcon. Pläce in 325° oven for äbout 5- 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with sour creäm änd green onions, if desired.

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