Monday, November 07, 2011

Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar


November is Mashed Potatoes Month - just in time for Thanksgiving planning, right? Today everyone participating is posting delicious mashed potato recipes. At the end of this post, you will find a linky list that showcases all the recipes that everyone participating has posted. Go vote on your favorite one! The ultimate recipe will be chosen next week!

This recipe comes from Sippity Sup. Initially the bacon and cheddar drew me in. You can never go wrong by adding in bacon or cheddar cheese. Never. It's a scientific fact. Next time I may use a little less cream cheese, as I am accustomed to using sour cream instead of cream cheese. Just a little personal preference. These mashed potatoes are on the line up for Thanksgiving. We usually do a collective Thanksgiving because all of the soldiers tend to be too far away from family and it's always better to surround yourself with good friends and good food.

What you need:

  • 5 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Place potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover it by 2 inches or so. 
Bring to a boil and cook until they are tender. Drain and return to pot.
Mash the potatoes and then add the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Stir until well combined.

Add chives, 2 cups cheddar cheese, half the bacon, salt, and pepper. Stir.

Transfer to a baking dish and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with bacon.

Recipe from Sippity Sup


Erin said...

Fantastic looking! Gotta love cream cheese, bacon and cheese! =o)

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

You're right...can't go wrong with cheese and bacon. Looks teriffic!

Lisa~~ said...

Great flavors and delicious looking, great recipe.

If you haven't already I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

Cook Lisa Cook

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

Mashed potatoes plus bacon and cheddar = a match made in heaven! Great Choice for THE CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE!!

Teri said...

Yum. I would love to try these. It looks like a great recipe!

Miz Helen said...

A great combination with the Bacon, and Cheddar. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
Miz Helen

SnoWhite said...

you can't go wrong with bacon & cheddar.

Rachel said...

Cream cheese, bacon, cheddar - nom.

I alternate between cream cheese and sour cream in my mashed potatoes. Sometimes I even use greek yogurt.

Bacon and Cheddar - nom

Jennifer said...

Bacon and cheddar. Two of my favourite things!

Jen #14
Jenny's Cookbook

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This is almost like the recipe I made for the CCC, but with bacon and cheese added. Be still my heart. :)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Gosh, with every recipe I visit on this blog tour I think to myself, "yep, I would love them that way". No exception here!!

I hope you'll stop by and see my post for Deep-Fried Mozzarella Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls.


Desi said...

I had bookmarked this same exact recipe from sippitysup for this challenge... glad I picked something else lol! Yours looks so good.... our recipes are basically pretty much the same thing. Can NEVER go wrong with cheese and bacon. Period :) Voting for you!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

All my favorites when it's potato eating time! These look awesome! Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday!

Marilyn said...

Yummmy.. This looks amazing.. What a lovely recipe.. I have to try it sometime.. I would LOVE if you could please link it to my thanksgiving {three weeks of thanks} party pweease - I'm officially following ya with smiles.. Via Wishing you an awesome start to your week.. ~M