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Texas Baked Potato Casserole – This dish brings together the heartiness of baked potatoes, the richness of butter and sour cream, the smokiness of bacon, and the zing of green onions and chilies. It’s a true Texan comfort food that’s perfect for feeding a crowd or satisfying your cravings for a taste of the South.
Why You Should Try It:
Our Texas-Style Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is more than just a side dish; it’s a celebration of Texan flavors. It’s a dish that’s hearty, creamy, and packed with savory goodness. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, potluck, or simply want to enjoy a taste of Texas, this recipe is a must-try.
Why You’ll Love This:
This casserole delivers all the flavors you love in a loaded baked potato but in a convenient and shareable form. The layers of tender baked potatoes, creamy sour cream, and ranch dressing mix, all topped with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and fresh green onions, create a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will have you coming back for more.
What to Serve With This Recipe:
Enjoy your Texas-Style Loaded Baked Potato Casserole as a side dish to complement grilled meats, barbecue, or roasted chicken. It’s also a fantastic option for a potluck or game day gathering. Add a crisp salad or some coleslaw for a well-rounded meal.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I prepare this casserole in advance and reheat it?
Absolutely! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it. Bake it when you’re ready to serve, adjusting the cooking time as needed.
Can I make a smaller portion of this casserole?
Certainly! You can halve the ingredients and use a smaller baking dish to make a smaller portion.
Can I use a different type of cheese?
Yes, you can experiment with different cheeses to suit your taste. While cheddar cheese is classic, other options like Monterey Jack or a cheese blend can add variety.Print
8–10 large baked potatoes
2 sticks of butter, softened
32 oz sour cream
10 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 can of green chilies, drained & chopped (4 oz)
4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 package of dry ranch dressing mix
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparing the Casserole:
The night before, bake the potatoes and refrigerate them. Chilled potatoes are easier to handle when slicing.
Mix the dry ranch dressing mix, green chilies, and sour cream the night before. This allows the flavors to meld, but it’s not mandatory.
Fry the bacon and crumble it. Store it in the refrigerator overnight.
Slice the green onions and refrigerate them. Preparing ahead of time makes the day of your BBQ or party much easier.
Assembling and Baking:
5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C).
Slice the potatoes using a mandolin or a sharp knife for uniform thickness, ensuring even cooking.
Use a 9×13 casserole dish (or larger if available) and grease it to prevent sticking.
Begin layering the casserole:
Start with a layer of sliced potatoes.
Spread a layer of softened butter over the potatoes.
Add a portion of the ranch dressing and sour cream mixture.
Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
Repeat these layers, ending with a generous layer of cheese on top.
Finish by topping the casserole with the crumbled bacon.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Once baked, garnish with sliced green onions. You can serve the green onions on the side for those who prefer to add them individually.
Enjoy your Texas-Style Loaded Baked Potato Casserole!
Customize the casserole with additional toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced olives, or jalapeños for extra flavor and variety.
Let the casserole rest for a few minutes before serving to allow it to set.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Dinner, Lunch
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Texas Baked Potato Casserole