This recipe is awesome for baked potato lovers who don’t want the hassle of peeling off tinfoil. It is also grand for taking to pot-lucks or for meals that need to be prepared ahead of time. It is easy and yummy. Cheesy Carbonara Potato Casserole can be adapted to suit the topping choices of your potato eating crew. Here is how we like it, with our favorite Carbonara Sauce from World Market.
- 8 Idaho Potatoes - Cubed
- 1 Jar World Market Carbonara Sauce
- 2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 C Bacon Pieces
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Scallions
- Boil Potato Cubes for 15-20 minutes until soft.
- Place cube into a large, greased baking dish.
- In a saucepan, warm Carbonera Pasta Sauce.
- Add shredded cheese and melt it then pour over potato cubes.
- Sprinkle bacon and scallions on top.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Serve with sour cream.
The key is in the pre-cooking of the potatoes BEFORE they go into the casserole to be baked. The larger the chunks are that you put in the pot to boil, the longer they need to cook. I try to get all of my pieces to be approximately 3/4 inch cubes. We all like the skin, so I leave it on. You can peel the potatoes first if skin is not your family’s thing.
It smells unbelievable before it ever even goes into the oven! It looks delicious already too.
Serve your casserole with additional toppings to make it extra fun. This printable for a Baked Potato Bar might come in handy if you are serving this as a main dish at a get together. You can grab it FREE HERE.
Here is a time we put the printable to good use.
If I am not serving this as a main dish, my favorite was to use it as a side dish is with steaks cooked on the grill. I love to get my part done ahead of time (this and a salad) and be able to relax and enjoy evening while someone else does the grilling. I would love to hear your thoughts on this recipe and what you like it with. Please share in the comments!
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Cheers and Happy Cooking,