Loaded Barbecue Pork Potato Casserole
Courtesy of Shirley Lumsden of Cherokee County – 3rd place
Start-to-finish: 45 minutes
2-3 pounds warm pulled pork with sauce
3 pounds red potatoes
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 green onions, thinly sliced
12 ounces shredded cheese, divided
Heat oven to 400F.
Lightly spray a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Drain. Mash potatoes together with cream cheese, milk, butter, salt, bacon, green onions and 8 ounces shredded cheese.
Transfer the loaded mashed potatoes into the prepared casserole dish.
Top with fully heated barbecue pork and remaining shredded cheese.
Place in oven until cheese has fully melted, about five minutes. Top with additional green onions, if desired.