Dickey’s Barbecue Pit makes not only delicious barbecue, but they also make some of the best side dishes to go with their barbecue. The Dickey’s Baked Potato Casserole is a side dish that you are going to love.
Dickey’s Barbecue has been around since the 1940s. They spend hours smoking their meat, if you have never tried dining there, I would highly recommend stopping and having some of their barbecue. While they care so much about their barbecue they also give just as much attention to their side dishes. One of my favorites is their Dickey’s Barbecue Baked Potato Casserole. This casserole has everything you love in a baked potato.
What makes this recipe amazing, is that you can make it ahead of time, and reheat it for dinner. If you are looking for a side dish to bring to a party, or a potluck this one is good because there are so many add-ins that the potatoes are flavorful and they won’t be dry. While the restaurant serves this in individual dishes, you can put them in a 2-quart baking dish.
Dickeys Baked Potato Casserole
- 4 large Russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup real bacon bits
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion tops
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Scrub the potatoes clean and bake for 1 hour. It is not necessary to poke holes in the potatoes; in fact, if you don't they will be light and fluffy. Only potatoes that are overcooked explode in the oven. When they have cooled enough to handle scoop out the white flesh and place in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, mash until smooth, then beat in the butter, sour cream, and milk. Mix in the salt and pepper and about 1 tablespoon of the bacon bits. Spoon the potatoes into a 2-quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Garnish with the remaining bacon bites, shredded cheese, and green onion tops.Place the casserole dish in a 350 degree oven, and cook for about 15 minutes until the cheese begins to melt.