Comforting Bacon Ranch Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

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  • Twice Baked Potato Casserole

    I used to only make twice-baked potatoes for holidays. While my whole family loves them, they just felt like way too much work to add to our regular dinner rotation. Then I discovered twice-baked potato casserole, which is SO. MUCH. EASIER.

    Instead of re-stuffing each individual potato, you add all the ingredients—skins included—to a casserole dish. It’s one less step than the individually baked potatoes but tastes just as delicious. We add bacon and cheese to our twice-baked potato casserole, and instead of sour cream, I finish it off with ranch dressing because my family loves all things ranch.

    Looking for the ultimate comfort food? You won’t regret making this twice-baked potato casserole. I mean, you may regret it if you eat half of it standing over the casserole dish before summoning the rest of the family for dinner, but that’s where a little self-control comes into play (and that’s on you!).

    Twice Baked Potato Casserole

    Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

    Twice Baked Potato Casserole

    I used to only make twice-baked potatoes for holidays. While my whole family loves them, they just felt like way too much work to add to our regular dinner rotation. Then I…

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    Servings: 6-8

    Ingredients:

    • medium potatoes: 8
    • unsalted butter: 4 tablespoons, melted and cooled
    • kosher salt: 1 teaspoon
    • freshly cracked black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
    • ranch dressing: 1/2 cup
    • whole milk: 1/2 cup
    • cooked bacon: 8 slices, finely chopped
    • shredded cheddar cheese: 2 cups

    Directions:

    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F..

    Step 2: Wash potatoes and then prick them all over with a fork. Bake for about an hour.

    Step 3: Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool until they are comfortable to touch.

    Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine the butter, salt, pepper, ranch dressing, milk, and stir well.

    Step 5: Slice the potatoes in half, and scoop out the insides into a large bowl. Slice the potato skins and add them as well. Mix the butter mixture into the potatoes and stir really well until completely combined. Fold in half the bacon pieces and 1 cup of cheese

    Step 6: Spread the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish, or a dish of similar capacity. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon on top. Bake covered for 20 minutes or until piping hot and the cheese is melted. Serve hot!