Colie's Overloaded Mashed Potatoes

I can’t even begin to describe to you how great this recipe is. This is a recipe I like to describe as “defying tradition! Taking the old and ordinary and making it extraordinary” I do not like plain mashed potatoes I never have. They are too plain and ordinary for me I like food bursting with flavor. This recipe is fantastic. I was looking for something different so I looked through the refrigerator and this is what I came up with! I hope you love it too!! I will warn you these are not your skinny potatoes, but they are worth the extra workout at the gym.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. of potatoes peeled and boiled
  • 1 bulb or garlic (approx. 6 pods)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • ½ margarine or butter
  • ¼ lb. of uncooked bacon
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Roast garlic (Here are directions if needed)
  2. Peel and cut your potatoes into medium size pieces and boil potatoes until they are cooked through. 
  3. While potatoes are cooking pan fry the bacon until it’s crispy in a skillet. When the bacon is completely cooked remove from the skillet and allow to drain on a paper towel. 
  4. Drain bacon grease from the skillet. (No need to wipe it clean)
  5. In the same skillet where you cooked your bacon add margarine, and roasted garlic. With a fork smash garlic so that it starts to  blend into the margarine, then add your green onions. Cook until the green onions become soft. 
  6. Once your potatoes are cooked drain water off your potatoes then add potatoes back to their pot.
  7. Add garlic, margarine, and green onion mixture to the potatoes then add sour cream, salt and pepper and begin to mash your potatoes. I always put my potatoes into my Kitchen aid mixer along with the other ingredients and let the mixer do the work. The great thing is … no lumps! 
  8. Once the potatoes are well mashed and mixed together place mashed potato mixture in a baking dish. Spread potatoes out and top cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. 
  9. Bake on 350 until the cheese is melted. 

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