Everyday Mom's Meals: You Should Make That

Friday, December 5, 2014

You Should Make That

Those infamous words. When someone in your family sees something or hears about something they think would be tasty and immediately inform you it needs to be making an appearance in your kitchen.

Now, I'm lucky and my boys are usually pretty polite about making requests. They know I'm always looking for new things to try, and are more than happy to oblige! But they are never too demanding, so I'm always inclined to make their requests happen.

This recipe came to my attention one weekend when we were watching one of the "special" channels on our Roku player. Yep, Gooseberry Patch has their own YouTube channel that we can stream onto our television. Talk about foodie heaven!

This one came across the screen and my boys were drooling. My husband declared "Oh honey, you have to make that." And I'm so happy I did! Plus, I'm really excited to share it with ya'll today. It is the perfect potato dish for all those holiday gatherings coming our way! It is easy. It can be adapted to feed a few or a lot. And most importantly, it's slap you in the face good!

You're going to love this for everything from a simple weeknight side dish to holiday parties galore. You can even pre-bake the potatoes, and save yourself some time. Either way, everyone is going to gobble it down, and then say to the cooks in their house "Hey, You Should Make That." 

Twice Baked Potato Casserole From Gooseberry Patch
6 potatoes, baked and cooled so can handle
1/4 c. butter, room temperature
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 c. milk, warmed
1/2 c. sour cream
5 green onions, chopped and divided
1 (2.6 oz.) bag real bacon bits, divided
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Slightly grease a 9 x 9 square baking dish. In a large bowl, scoop out potatoes. Mash slightly. Add salt, pepper, butter and 1 cup cheese. Using an electric mixer, beat well. Add milk. Beat until fluffy and cheese is melted. Stir in sour cream, half  the onions and half the bacon bits. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes until cheese melted. Sprinkle with onions before serving. 

Shared on The Country Cook Dec. 5, 2014


Heather @ My Overflowing Cup said...

This looks SO good! The ultimate comfort food and perfect for a chilly night. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I'm pinning it now so I can make it soon.

The Better Baker said...

YUUUUUUMMM! This has to taste as wonderful as it looks! Thanks for sharing at last week's Weekend Potluck...congrats on the feature. It really got our attention. =)