I love to try different types of mashed potatoes, although I only make them as a treat because ever since I got off my diet, I try to limit the starches. But it's a Saturday night dinner so it was a special occasion! These potatoes were great, but I'm a sucker for anything that has a lot of butter, sour cream, and cream cheese. If you decide to try this recipe, just a heads up that it serves 10-15 people. My husband and I are going to be eating mashed potatoes for days! However, I'm not complaining.
Source: Taste of Home, February 2011
3 lbs. potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
1 pkg, (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 bacon strips, chopped
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped (I omitted)
Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; mash potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream, and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings.
In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
Transfer potato mixture to a greased 13 x 9 in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, onions, and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.