Loaded Mashed Potatoes

1
Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

I wanted to try something "fancier" for a side dish of mashed potatoes. These were excellent and very flavorful.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 large
    idaho potatoes, peeled & rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • ·
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 slice
    bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 4 large
    cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    green onions, sliced into 1/4-inch slices (green part only)
  • ·
    salt & pepper, to taste

How to Make Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Carefully cut potatoes into quarters. Place the potatoes in a medium-sized pot and fill with cold water until the potatoes are just covered with water. Place potatoes over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain the potatoes in a colander and return to the cooking pot. Add butter; add milk in increments of 1 tablespoon until just moist. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash potatoes until there are no lumps, adding milk as needed to make them fluffy and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup of the sharp cheddar cheese, continue to mash unti cheese has melted.
  3. Place mashed potatoes in a small baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the potatoes. Sprinkle bacon over the cheese; top with chopped tomatoes. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted on top. Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions.

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About Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes



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