Friday, November 22, 2013

Creamy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

 Photo: Creamy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Holiday Cottage

 These have been taste-tested in my kitchen and I can say, they are AMAZING!  Super easy and you won't have leftovers, so we double the recipe around here!

  1. 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
  2. 6 bacon strips, chopped
  3. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  4. 1/2 cup sour cream
  5. 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  6. 1/4 cup 2% milk
  7. 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  11. 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  12. 3 green onions, chopped
  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. (Note:  Be sure to get it CRISP!  Soggy doesn't work with this).
  3.  Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  4. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream cheese, sour cream and butter. (Note:  These all can be the lighter versions for a lower-fat recipe) 
  5. Stir in milk and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 day.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove potatoes from refrigerator and let stand while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
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