Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Turn something ordinary into something extraordinary with this Twice Baked Potato Casserole recipe. These easy twice baked potatoes are filled with butter, cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and another favorite ingredient — bacon!

Looking for that dish that is perfect to make ahead of time and reheat when you are ready to serve a special dinner? Look no further!

Baked potato casserole topped with bacon, cheese, and chives.

Why this Recipe Works

Twice Baked Potato Casserole is one of those recipes that incorporates all our favorite comfort foods.  Potatoes, cheese, butter, and bacon!  Who doesn’t love a great recipe that includes bacon?

I also love that this is something that works as a make-ahead dish. Make this the night before a holiday morning or in the morning for a family dinner. 

And this loaded twice baked potato casserole goes perfectly with the Honey Baked Ham recipe!

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chives
Potatoes, cream cheese, cheese, bacon, butter to make baked potato casserole.

How to Make Twice Baked Potato Casserole

  1. Start with peeling the potatoes and cutting them into large chunks. Place potatoes in a large pan, cover with water, and let them boil on high. Turn down the heat once the potatoes start to boil gently.
  2. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Drain and put them back into the pot.
  3. Add butter, sour cream, heavy cream, salt, and cream cheese and mix together with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Place the potatoe mixture in an 8×8-inch pan.
  5. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  7. Sprinkle chives to the top right before you are about to serve.

If you want to serve this later, you can top it with cheese and cover it with foil. Then reheat for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tips on Cooking Bacon

I have found that baking bacon in the oven keeps the mess down. By laying it on a rimmed baking sheet, the bacon cooks up crisp and flat.

I have been baking the bacon in the oven since a restaurant cook told me this is how you get crispy flat bacon.

You simply bake it for 10 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees until it is nice and brown.

A pan of twice baked potato casserole and a plate with baked potato casserole on it.

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Baked potato casserole topped with bacon, cheese, and chives.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Turn something ordinary into something extraordinary with this Twice Baked Potato Casserole recipe. These easy twice baked potatoes are filled with butter, cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and another favorite ingredient — bacon!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Recipes, Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 357kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel potatoes and cut them into large chunks.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot, cover them with water, and set it on the stove over high heat until the potatoes begin to boil. Then turn down the heat until the potatoes boil gently.
  • Cook potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Drain the potatoes and place them back into the pot.
  • Add butter, sour cream, heavy cream, salt, and cream cheese.
  • Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Place the potato mixture in an 8 x 8-inch pan.
  • Top with cheddar cheese and bacon.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • After you remove the casserole from the oven, sprinkle chives on top.

Notes

If you want to serve this casserole later, you can top it with cheese and cover it with foil. Reheat for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
I have found that cooking the bacon in the oven keeps the mess down and by laying it on a cookie sheet, the bacon cooks up crisp and flat. I have been baking the bacon in the oven since a restaurant cook told me this is how you get crispy flat bacon. You simply bake it for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees until it is browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Sassie

    Wow, I just love this site. My favorite place to find the best recipes. I am going to make this potatoe caaerole tomorrow. Thanks everyone for all your comments & reiews.

  2. Golfngirl95

    Fixed this recipe for a dinner party and it was easy-to-do, could make it ahead of time and bake at the last. Everyone raved about it.

  3. Alyssia Lein

    Oh this sounds SO yummy!! but i think im going to try to make this into a version of my scalloped potatoes!! layering everything, than when serving, spreading sour cream, chives an bacon crumbles on top…

  4. Alyssia Lein

    Oh this sounds SO yummy!! but i think im going to try to make this into a version of my scalloped potatoes!! layering everything, than when serving, spreading sour cream, chives an bacon crumbles on top…

  5. Alyssia Lein

    Oh this sounds SO yummy!! but i think im going to try to make this into a version of my scalloped potatoes!! layering everything, than when serving, spreading sour cream, chives an bacon crumbles on top…

  6. Mitzi

    This sounds awesome. However, I wonder how it would taste subbing ingredients to lower fat content? Personally, I think I would leave the bacon since it is so few and that is not really all that high. Maybe use low sodium.

    • Stephanie

      I am sure you could substitute low fat sour cream, low fat cream cheese, and a low fat cheddar cheese. Let us know how you change up the recipe, and how that works for you!

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