Cooking Time:4-5 hours total crocking time
Ingredients8 Medium Red Potatoes, baked
3 T. Warm Milk
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 c. Sour Cream
4 T. Unsalted Butter
1/4 c. Milk, warmed
Salt, to taste
White Pepper, to taste
2 c. Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
8 Slices Cooked Bacon, cut in pieces
4 Green Onions, washed & sliced
Delicious Slow Cooker Twice Baked Potato Casserole is a great recipe for home or for family gatherings and potlucks. You’ll want to hang on to this one – it’s sure to be a family favorite! Yummy! (Note: You can quickly bake red potatoes in the microwave by washing them (do NOT peel), then piercing with a fork and cooking for about 5 minutes.)
- Place baked potatoes in a 6-Quart slow cooker with 3 T. warmed milk. With firm pressure, use a potato masher until almost the potatoes are almost smooth. (I like a few chunks in my potatoes!)
- Add cream cheese, sour cream, butter, additional milk, salt and pepper. Continue mashing until smooth.
- Stir in 1 c. of the cheese and half the bacon.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 2 hours, or on High for 1 hour.
- Stir potatoes in slow cooker and smooth out the top with a spatula.
- Top with remaining cheese, bacon and green onions.
- Place the potatoes in the stoneware (the inner part of the slow cooker) in a pre-heated oven for 3-5 minutes to melt cheese and brown top.
- Return the stoneware to the slow cooker and keep on the Warm setting while serving.
Note: Omitting bacon could make this a delicious vegetarian recipe!
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Twice bakes potato casserole Sounds yummy!!
could you boil the potatoes &skip the first part?
You can make this recipe your own Kathy, so people just like the skin from the potato. Please post back and let others know how it turned out. Happy Crocking!
What about the water you cooked the potatoes in ? Do you mash the water into the potatoes ?
Hi Cindy, I drain the water, always reserve a little just in case you need it. Usually I do not, but there is a lot of nutrients in the potato water.
What else do you serve with this to complete the meal?
Shannon you can just serve the potato if you’d like! Some people eat only a potato for their meal, but you can also serve with a side salad, or a meat dish.
What kind of potatoes is better, white or red?
Hi Ashley, I use white potatoes when I make this… but it is really your personal preference. Happy Crocking
What size crockpot is needed?
Barbara I would use a 5 1/2 – 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
HI. How many servings does this recipe make? Thanks
Audrey all of the serving sizes are in the upper right hand corner of each page, but happy to share the serving size is 8.. 🙂
Could you put small pieces of chicken breast in this recipe? If so, would you recommend having the chicken cooked first, or letting the chicken cook in the crock pot?
Thank you! 🙂
Bree definitely a personal preference. If you add in the beginning I would sauté them a little to brown the chicken up, this will add flavor. Hope this helps! Happy Crocking!
How much water and salt do you put in with the potatoes?
Melisa, for this recipe add the salt per the ingredients 1/2 tsp., and for the water until the potatoes are covered. Thanks for the question!
Will it turn out the same if I prepare the night before and bake it the next day?
Tess I prep thing the night before for the next day. You can get this all ready and start it to have it ready for your meal. Enjoy!
I am making this tomorrow! I’ve made it once before and it was a huge hit! Can’t wait to share it with the family on thanksgiving!
Why can’t this be printed? I don’t have time to hand write it for reference.
Dodie all of my recipes can be printed. If you scroll down mid-way through the page there is an area that says Share and Enjoy, the first icon is the print friendly button. So sorry you missed it, but happy to share. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
It isn’t on my screen either, unfortunately. I bookmarked it in my phone browser though and will copy and paste into a word processing document later.
You can make mashed potatoes for dinner, and make a double batch, use the leftover for this the next day. Great recipe!
I am wondering, could you used bacon bits instead of bacon and if so, how much? Thanks for responding
Hi, Yes you could use the “real” bacon bits or pieces and I would just add to your personal taste. Thanks for your question & Happy Crocking!
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To cut some of the fat grams, can you substitute light cream chesse, reduced fat or fat free sour cream, 2% fat cheddar cheese & skim or 1% or 2% milk?
Liz, make this recipe your own, and please post back so all of us know how it turns out. Love it when I hear you make a recipe your own.! 🙂
Recipe was delicious! Will make again and share recipe…10 -15 minutes under the broiler is far too long though.
Delicious! Both my husband and I both loved it. I will be making this as an side when we have company.
Fantastic Theresa! Love to hear that we had another hit! 🙂
I made this for a work potluck and it was delicious. Every last bite was eaten and many people asked me about the recipe. Also it didn’t take that long! I just poured everything into the Kitchenaid and it do the work. Oh and I left some of the skin on the potatoes 🙂
Thank you for posting such a great recipe.
Making this recipe right now! It already tastes yummy so I am sure it will be a hit. Very easy! Thanks for sharing
Made this today and it was SO good! I’ve been sick, and something “potato” has always been a comfort food for me. I used my Potato Express to nuke my potatoes, peeled them and then followed the recipe. This made prep fast and easy. I did add a little minced garlic since I didn’t have any onion and don’t feel like going to the grocery store. I also added a splash of HV ranch dressing to the milk. Delish! And tomorrow all I have to do is add some evaporated milk, parsley, and whole milk, and I’ll have twice baked… Read more »
Hope you are still out there answering questions. As a neophyte to cooking I have one for you. I scrolled thru the comments and did not find the only question I have for this recipe. What temp do you put the oven at for the final (other than eating) of the recipe?
Byron, I usually just use my broiler for this type of browning and melting of cheese. Unless something needs to be warmed thru broil is best. Otherwise a 350-375 oven works as well, just takes a little longer.
I hope you have learned a lot about cooking since this was posted.