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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Do you like potato skins? Then this is the side dish for you. All the ingredients that you love in potato skins, bacon, cheese, green onions and sour cream are in this delicious side.

Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes

2 lbs small red potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 TBSP butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup sour cream
3 stalks green onions, sliced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 TBSP salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

In a large stock pot, add cut potatoes and cover them with cold water and 1 tsp salt. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and remove lid and allow to cook for  15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and set aside. In the same pot potatoes were boiled in, add butter and garlic, cooking garlic for about 2 minutes. Add the potatoes back into the pot, and with potato masher, smash the potatoes, leaving small chunks of potatoes. Add sour cream, bacon, green onions, cheese and seasonings. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated and cheese is melted. Serve hot with your favorite meat.

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