Jalapeño-Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

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Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

These. are. to. die. for.  End of story!

These potatoes are just luscious and my family especially loves them now that I always include BACON in the topping. I typically serve this dish alongside a piece of grilled protein, and with my guys, that would likely be a big, juicy pork chop or a savory flat-iron.  Please know that I do try to include vegetables as part of that meal, but they often remain on the plate, cold and lonely; it’s all about the meat and taters at my house! 

5 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, no need to peel, simmered in a pot of chicken broth until fork-tender, very well drained
1 pkg. Rabbit Creek Products Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Dip Mix (Available at www.RabbitCreekGourmet.com and many retail stores across the U.S.; visit their website to find a location near you.)
2 cups sour cream
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
1 Tbs. freshly grated horseradish (available in the refrigerated section of your favorite grocer, typically near the dairy, cheese and specialty deli meats)
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided use
1 cup cornflakes, crushed, mixed with 1 Tbs. melted butter
3-4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Mash potatoes well. In a small bowl, combine dip mix with sour cream, butter, eggs, horseradish, and 2 cups cheese: add to mashed potatoes and combine well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Place mixture into a buttered casserole dish or cast iron skillet and top with remaining cup of cheese; top cheese with corn flake mixture, then sprinkle bacon over all.  Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 20-25 minutes, or until hot throughout and top is golden brown.

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Chef Alli
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that pair well with these potatoes:
Honey and Sage Rack of Pork
Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Stuffed-Dates and Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin 


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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