Image by Cooking with TK via YouTube
This loaded baked potato casserole recipe by Cooking with TK on YouTube serves as a casserole side dish that would pair well with fried chicken, steak, or any protein meal. However, you can eat this as the main meal too because it has shredded chicken. If you want to make this vegetarian friendly, skip the chicken. I think this is a filling side dish so I’d eat this alone as a main course.
First, boil the potatoes in water until they are fork-tender. Cook the bacon while the potatoes are boiling, and set aside. Save the bacon grease for later. Prepare your green onions and broccoli. Once the bacon has chilled, chop it into small pieces or place it in the food processor. Continue to watch Cooking with TK tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, prepare and assemble the casserole. Add the potatoes to a casserole dish, and smash them down halfway. This can be an optional step, but pour the bacon grease on top of the potatoes. Season the potatoes. Layer the casserole with shredded chicken, broccoli, and bacon. Cover the dish with the sour cream mixture. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon. Bake in the oven covered with foil. at 350F for 30-45 minutes.
Overall, if you like loaded baked potato, make it in casserole form as an easy way to serve it to your family. I love how it’s layered and packed full of cheese and flavor. So, I’d give this recipe a try since it takes only 6 ingredients.