Monday, December 12, 2011

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

My kids do not like potatoes, unless they are sweet potatoes. I can not get them to eat mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, or baked potatoes. They will however eat french fries, baked or fried.

Well Saturday night I decided to change our menu plan because I found two ribeyes on sale for $8. I think potatoes go super well with steak, so I was determined to put together something with potatoes that my kids would eat.

I came up with Twice Baked Potato Casserole because it had some of their favorite items, cheese and bacon. I have tried twice baked potatoes in their own peeling which did not go over well at all.

The verdict for the Twice Baked Potato Casserole; my husband, myself and oldest son loved it, but my youngest still was not impressed. I think that is a win because three year olds are just incredibly picky anyway.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole


2 1/2 lbs Red potatoes, diced (I left the skin on)
4 oz Mascarpone or cream cheese
1/2 Cup fat-free sour cream
4 Tbsp Bestlife butter
1/3 Cup of skim milk
1 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup cheddar cheese
4 Slices of bacon (cooked and chopped)
1 Tbsp green onions (optional)

Boil potatoes in water until you can pierce a fork through them.

Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Add cheeses, sour cream, butter, milk, salt, and bacon.

Cook at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until lightly brown on top.

Top with green onions if desired.