Trisha Yearwood’s Potato Casserole Is a Loaded One-Dish Delight Filled to the Brim With Bacon, Potatoes, and Cheese

Trisha Yearwood has always loved a good casserole. Growing up in Georgia, casseroles were the type of dish her mother Gwen would serve to Yearwood, her sister Beth and her father, Jack. Not only are these one-dish meals economical, but they are also easy to make and perfect for a busy workday. Yearwood paired some of her favorites, including potatoes, bacon, and cheese, to create a vegetarian main dish or a side to accompany a protein.

Trisha Yearwood on the set of her Food Network Show Trisha's Southern Kitchen.
Trisha Yearwood on the set of her Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” | Food Network/Discovery Press

Trisha Yearwood says cooking for others ‘feeds her soul’

In an interview for Southern Living, Yearwood claimed that cooking for others “feeds her soul.”

“Until I started cooking more and more, I didn’t realize that it fed my soul. It’s so therapeutic, whether you’re baking a pie crust from scratch or just having the people you love over and making them a meal,” the country superstar explained.

“It’s kind of like playing to an audience. Maybe the applause is a little less, but there’s something very gratifying in doing it, and there is that ego boost of having them appreciate what you do too,” Yearwood concluded.

These ingredients are included in Trisha Yearwood’s Potato Casserole

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The ingredient list for Trisha Yearwood’s Potato Casserole is not lengthy.

On the other hand, it’s filled with rib-sticking ingredients.

These include potatoes, salt, bacon, milk, and mayonnaise.

Also needed are sour cream, butter, garlic salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese.

There are several steps to the recipe.

However, none are too complicated, even for the novice cook.

For instance, boiled potatoes are cooked separately as is the bacon.

Subsequently, almost all of the ingredients for the casserole are whipped together in a mixer.

In addition, the bacon and cheese top the finished dish. These add a creamy and crunchy texture.

Casseroles are the types of homestyle recipes that Trisha uses as an encouragement for guests to gather

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Yearwood told Southern Living it’s encouraged for family and friends to gather for a meal in the South.

“We have a family reunion every time you turn around, and that’s where the sharing of stories and recipes all comes from. Sometimes there’s a slower pace, which is nice. Those are things I take with me as a Southerner—and also how to make a good biscuit, which I think is really important,” she explained.

The complete recipe for Trisha Yearwood’s Potato Casserole is found on the Food Network website.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs Saturdays at noon on the Food Network.

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