Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Busy Mom's Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Tonight is parent-teacher conferences at school and thank God for incredible relatives that are able willing to come sit with our littles so that we both are able to go up to the school. Tonight, my dear mother-in-law is headed over and will also be joining us for supper.

My secret-rub-recipe pork loin has been slow-cooking at 200 since 11:00am and I've got a spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette ready-to-go. I just needed something else... something starchy.

My husband LOVES loaded mashed potatoes and I have never made any. For my first attempt, these came out incredible! Now, I've just got to figure out how to stay out of them until supper time!

     10 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and quartered. (I leave the peel on).
     1C bacon bits
     3/4 C butter
     1/2 C onion & chive cream cheese
     2T plain cream cheese
     2T minced garlic
     1/4C milk

1. Boil potatoes in a large stock pot of moderately salted water for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
2. Using a mixer, mix potatoes on a medium setting for about 2 minutes or until about 1/2 way smooth.

Check out the steam coming up from the potatoes!

3. Add butter, cream cheeses, garlic and milk.  Mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes or until smooth.

4. Add bacon bits and pepper. Mix on low setting to combine.

This made a LOT and holy moly, is it good!. I plan on using the leftovers for a shepherd's pie for another night's supper.


1 comment:

  1. Oh My....these sound so good. My mouth is watering right now. I think I will make these. Thanks for a great recipe. I have bookmarked you!