Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 6 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (12-ounce) carton sour cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) block sharp white Cheddar, grated
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked bacon, julienned
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut tops off 2 garlic heads. Wrap in foil and roast for 30 minutes. When cool enough to handle remove the flesh from the garlic heads and set aside.

In a large stockpot, cook potatoes in enough salted water to cover for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.

Drain and return to stockpot. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth; adding salt, to taste, pepper, butter, garlic and sour cream. With a spatula stir in cheese and bacon. Add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve immediately.


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Made this for New Year's Eve....huge hit! I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Potatoes ended up a little less "creamy" than I like.......should have added some milk to make them smoother. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Big hit for my family at Christmas. Used a lot less bacon than it calls for but it was plenty. Also used fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheddar and it was EXCELLENT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I subbed half the sour cream for cream cheese and I added jalapeƱos (sauteed in a bit of oil, peeled, then diced them). They were awesome! Oh, I also didn't use an electric mixer - I just smashed and mixed them with a fork. They were a bit chunky but still so yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these mashed potatoes every Thanksgiving for the past 3 years and they are a HUGE hit! Last year I actually used cream cheese instead of the sour cream and it was amazing. Very easy and a must try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious! I did add a little milk because they were really thick but the flavor is amazing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor is great - but the reason I gave it only four stars is because it is simply too thick . Next time I will add milk to the potatoes and butter when mashing them and then adding the remainder. Our guests had trouble getting the potatoes off the serving spoon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great mashed potoates item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious. My husband said, "These are the best mashed potatos I've EVER had!" I was worried about how the cheese would taste but no worries now! The cheese was not too much and the bacon was perfect. I would make these again and again. Thanks PAULA!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMGosh!!!! This recipe is a piece of Heaven!!!! I saw this recipe, last Saturday, and made it that night. When the show was repeated on Monday or Tuesday, I barely had some leftover to eat while watching the show, it was fun tasting LMP while seeing it being prepared on TV!! It reminded me of the Loaded Baked Potato Soup I used to get @ Bennigan's. I don't have to miss the soup anymore, when I can make this dish!! WOW!! says it all!! Paula's recipes make me a better cook every time I try them. Thanks, Food Network & Paula Deen!!lol (That's what it tasted like!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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