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Epic Mashed Potatoes

Epic Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Brandy

Brandy

I was thinking of ways to dress up my mashed potatoes, as my boyfriend loves them. He loves bacon, and I love cream cheese, and I thought of this! What a wonderful recipe this is, we cannot get enough!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 2325 mg
  • 93%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Pour water into a 6-quart pot; add potatoes and 2 tablespoons kosher salt. Place pot onto a cold burner. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes at a boil until potatoes are fork-tender, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Drain grease from the skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons in the skillet. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Cook and stir shallots in reserved drippings until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Combine the shallots with the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Dump the potatoes atop the cream cheese mixture; beat with an electric hand mixer to desired consistency. Season with kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste. Transfer potatoes to a serving dish. Sprinkle parsley and bacon over the potatoes to serve.
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naples34102
45

naples34102

7/20/2013

It really does seem to be true that almost anything is improved with bacon, and it was the same with these potatoes. I love the combination of cream cheese and chives so I omitted the shallots and substituted chives for the parsley. To dress this up I prepared it in advance and piped it into mini cocottes, then baked them at 375 degrees about 25-30 minutes. Just as impressive as it was delicious.

Baking Nana
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Baking Nana

2/3/2013

What is not to love? These are delicious. I don't use a mixer to mash potatoes though, a hand masher does a great job without creating a sticky, gluey mess. If you use a mixer, be careful to not over beat.

Jayelle
18

Jayelle

2/4/2013

These were amazing!! I wouldn't change a thing. A nice alternative when you want mashed potatoes as a side, but your main dish doesn't produce a gravy. We accompanied these with cabbage rolls. Incredible. Will definitely make these again :)

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