Whip up these loaded mashed potatoes, chock full of bacon, sharp Cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream, for an extra-special dinner side.
2 1/2 pounds cubed peeled baking potato
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (drained)
How to Make It
Place potato in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender.
Drain and return potato to pan. Add cheese and milk; mash to desired consistency. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Add onions and remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
Tailor the flavors to suit your preferences by using Swiss cheese instead of cheddar or prosciutto instead of bacon.
These were excellent. I didn't use all of the milk and left the potatoes kind of lumpy. The texture and the flavor was really nice. The bacon is definitely present, but subtle. Served with chicken thigh/lean pork meatloaf, brown mushroom gravy, and maple roasted carrots (CL recipe), followed by berry cobbler (CL recipe, also). What a comforting meal for a stormy night!
This is absolutely a great recipe and so easy! My husband loved it. It's just mashed potatoes with some additions so have all the ingredients ready when the potatoes are ready and voila. I also did not use all the milk called for; however, I have extra in the frig and freezer. If I need to I can add additional milk to make them creamier. I discovered that I didn't have any sharp cheddar so I substituted light Velveeta cheese, which I cut up into small pieces so they would melt easily. It worked great.I would serve this to company as it's an extra special way to serve mashed potatoes. I was looking for a recipe to bump up the pork chops for dinner, and this made a weekday meal great.
Excellent mashed potatoes recipe and so easy. I used reduced fat sharp cheddar and skim milk to lightened it up. The combination of ingredients just made this really special. It does not need all the milk.
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