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Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

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This is the BEST potato casserole ever! It's creamy, cheesy goodness through and through! Butter, sour cream, green onions, cheese...and bacon. It truly doesn't get much better than this! Vickie & Jo Ann take you through this recipe step by step.
Ingredients
  Baking potato 6 Medium, baked and slightly cooled
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Shredded cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), divided
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), warmed
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (about 1/2 cup)
  Green onion 5 Medium, finely chopped and divided
  Bacon bits 1 Cup (16 tbs), browned, drained (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
2. Using fork poke the potatoes at several places.

MAKING
3. In a baking pan, place the potatoes and bake for about 60 minutes, turning once, until the potatoes are tender.
4.Take the potatoes out from oven and allow to cool slightly.
5. Using a sharp knife, cut potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh.
6. In a bowl, place potato flesh and mash well using a potato masher.
7. Add salt, pepper, butter and one cup cheese and beat well using an electric beater until combined.
8. Stream in the warm milk and beat until fluffy and cheese is melted.
9. Add in the sour cream and half of the onions and stir well.
10. In a lightly greased 9"x9" baking pan, spoon potato mixture, spread and flatten on top.
11. Sprinkle remaining cheese and onions, and top with cooked bacon if using.
12. Lower the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly.

SERVING
13. Serve warm as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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