Loaded BBQ Pork Potato Casserole

Comfort food is something so very personal, yet so often we agree on many of the staples that comprise a comforting, delicious dish. This recipe for Loaded BBQ Pork Potato Casserole is a sure crowd and tummy pleaser.

This dish was created by Trish of Mom on Timeout. She is a stay-at-home mommy of two boys (Reece and Bryce, ages 7 and 5) and lives in Sacramento, California. Her website/blog is a smorgasbord of recipes, crafts for kids and DIY projects. The best part about Trishs recipes is the fact that she doesnt do super-fancy, long-ingredient lists because shes a mom and she just doesnt have time. So her recipes are short and sweet (or savory) and simple and tasty!

So, for the adventurous, culinary geniuses, go ahead and start by making your own pulled pork. For the rest of us, the recipe calls for Byrons Pork BBQ. This really is the star of the dish. With everything else going on, you can go ahead and pretend you made the pulled pork. No one will ever know the difference

Other ingredients include green onions, bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese and, of course, potatoes.

This crowd pleasing loaded barbecue pork potato casserole recipe is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or picnic, or family get-to-gether. This Loaded BBQ Pork Potato Casserole is so easy to make and delicious. It is comfort food at its best. Some of the ingredients you will need for this loaded BBQ pork potato casserole recipe include Byron's pork BBQ, red potatoes, light cream cheese softened, softened butter, cooked and crumbled bacon, thinly sliced onions and shredded cheese. To start heat the Byron's Pork BBQ according to the package directions. Then lightly spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. Then while the pork is cooking, boil the potatoes in salted water until they are fork tender. Mash the potatoes together with the cream cheese, butter, bacon, green onions, and some of shredded cheese. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

One of the more underrated ingredients in this dish would be the potatoes. While weve all read or heard about the Great Irish Famine (in which a disease known as a blight caused a fungus to grow and spread rapidly, leading to crop failures nation-wide) and know how important potatoes are to Ireland, did you know that of the 5,000 potato species, over 99% of cultivated potatoes are actually from varieties that originated in south-central Chile? The potato was first domesticated in the region now known as southern Peru and in the northwest of Bolivia some 7000-9000 years ago. Per capita, production is highest in eastern and central Europe where potatoes remain an essential crop but since 2007 China has led in potato production by harvesting nearly one third of the worlds potatoes. Worldwide, potatoes are the fourth-largest crop, after maize, wheat and rice.

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