Thursday, February 9, 2012

Loaded Mashed Potates

Mmm, loaded mashed potatoes.  When you want a side that is delicious but not overly fancy, a dish that tastes like a home run but still lets the main dish shine, consider this recipe for loaded mashed potatoes.  This recipe makes a great side for BBQ chicken, steak, pork chops, even fish.  The best thing about mashed potatoes is often the gravy, but if you don't have gravy, make this - your taste buds will thank you.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Total Time: 30 minutes     Serves: 4-6
  • 6 Potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 slices Bacon
  • 1/2-1 cup Low-fat Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 2-3 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • Pepper

Add potatoes to boiling water and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes.

Place bacon on plate and cover with a paper towel.  Cook by microwaving about 5 minutes.

Once bacon is cool enough to touch crumble into small pieces.  Place in bowl and serve alongside potatoes.

Drain water from potatoes and return potatoes to cooking pot.  Mash with potato masher.

Add buttermilk, cheese and pepper to potatoes and stir to combine.  Add more buttermilk, cheese or pepper as needed for taste and consistency.

Serve topped with cheese, bacon and green onion.

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