Having a killer side dish to go to for grill outs, potlucks, guests, yadda, yadda, yadda is so important. Ya' know, that one dish that can be served with just about anything and a dish that everyone just loves. This Twice Baked Potato Side Dish is it. I promise you're going to love it.
Creamy Twice Baked Potato Hot Side Dish
Whether it's barbecue, or hamburgers, this is my go-to hot side dish to make on every occasion I can muster up the opportunity to share. And, if anyone on your guest list is a twice baked potato fan, this will be a hit! Around here we love our twice baked potatoes smothered in butter, sour cream and bacon … but baked potatoes don't always hold well or travel well for that matter, so making them in a serving dish is the way to go. And, these are creamy, no dry mashed potatoes here, folks!
This dish is just like your typical baked potato recipe, only served on the side where people can dish out as much or as little as they want to go with their main meal. And, these are creamy, too. I have had mashed potato casseroles like this that were very dry but this one is very, very creamy – perfectly creamy if I do say so myself. 😉
Recently, when heading to a dinner at some friends house they were having burgers and I thought to myself how great stuffed potatoes and baked potatoes sounded. But, again like I mentioned, since we'd be traveling to their house to eat and I had no idea how long we'd be waiting to be served, I whipped this puppy up and between four adults and four kids …. it was just.about.gone. Seconds were had by all – I love when that happens, don't you?!
One of the best parts of this awesome side dish is that you can halve it so easily, which is what I did when we went to our friends. When you halve the recipe you'll have a 9×7 “ish” size dish. When you make the full recipe you'll have enough to fill a 9×13 baking dish.
How to make this awesome twice baked potatoes side dish:
Gather your supplies:
- 11 cup baking dish ( I have this one and I use it ALL THE TIME!)
- OR (if you're making the full recipe) I use a dish like this
- Hand mixer
- Mixing Bowls
- Spatulas (#1 Best-Seller!)
- Mixing Spoons (these ones are space savers and snap together!)
- Boiling Pot – This one has a strainer included!
And then, whip it all together … So much easier than “real” twice baked potatoes!
Twice Baked Potato Side Dish
- 8 medium sized baked potatoes medium size
- 2 c. cheddar cheese
- 16. oz. sour cream
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/4 c. melted butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 T fresh chives chopped
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 6 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
- 4 green onions
Boil or bake peeled potatoes until tender
Add 1 c. cheese and next ingredients
Beat well with a mixer
Pour into baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Sprinkle remaining cheese and green onions
Please, let me know what you think!
Can these be made a day and in advance of baking?
Judy Pope says
Delicious! So easy! Can’t lose with this one!