Blog Prompt – Today is National Potato Day. How do you like your potatoes?
I love potatoes in any fashion. Fried, baked or right out of the bag. Who doesn’t!! I love sweet potatoes the same way.
Nothin better than a good cheeseburger and fries, sandwich and chips, fried fish, fries and hush puppies and of course, steak and baked potato. aaaaaahhhhhh
But of course, since I am in the 50+ category, I can only indulge sparingly with these. Dangit. Why does all the good tastin stuff be so bad for ya?
Here is my favorite Mashed Potato recipe and is great when the family comes over for dinner.
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
5 1/2 cups mashed potatoes (about 4 pounds uncooked)
1/2 cup milk
1 package (8 ounces) regular or low-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup regular or low-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup
1. Preheat oven to 350Â°F. Place all ingredients, except cheese and bacon, in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium-high speed until potatoes are smooth and creamy.
2. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. If you prefer extra crispy bacon, reserve bacon and sprinkle at the end of cooking. Cover.
3. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.
MY VERSION: I found it is much better to add the bacon after baking. The bacon becomes soggy if baked with the casserole.
Have a great day today with your favorite potato recipe,
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!