Sunday, July 19, 2015
Fully-Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole
I made a mental note that I should make these at home-- for a lot less than $8.00, thank you very much. I had family over for Craig's Amazing Baby Back Ribs, and I couldn't decide between making American Potato Salad or Twice-Baked Potatoes.
What you end up with are potatoes that are crispy browned underneath, and the seasoning makes these taste just like Outback Steakhouse baked spuds (in my honest opinion).
Then an idea hit me-- instead of cutting each potato in half, and scraping out the cooked potato...and adding my ingredients (which can be time/labor intensive) ...
...why not cut them up (skin and all) and make one big fully-loaded baked potato casserole out of this?! Brilliant! Well, I was not alone, because there are plenty of recipes already posted. In a way, the ingredients are similar to my Loaded Baked Potato Soup. Fine, I'll post one, too!
So, here I've added sour cream and mayonnaise, cooked bacon, plenty of green onion and sharp cheddar cheese.
I present to you, twice-baked potatoes-- fully loaded! The works!
TASTING NOTES: If you've ever had a twice-baked potato, then this is it in a deconstructed form, so to speak. This was a perfect side dish to any kind of barbecue. This was a true crowd pleaser, and people were diving in for seconds. I think that the mayonnaise adds a creaminess to the potato, so I wouldn't skip it. Sour cream and green onions kicked up the flavor, and of course, who doesn't love melted sharp cheddar cheese? Make this for any pot luck dinner, and people will love you for it. This recipe is adapted from "Mom On Time Out".
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs and Potatoes... yummy!
As always, a printable recipe card is at the end of this post. If you can't view it, please email me and I will send you a direct link. Just keep scrolling...down, down, down...to the very end of the post. The recipe card should be there!
Posted by Debby Foodiewife