I’ve shared a recipe for a super simple 5 ingredient turkey and then a recipe for easy mushroom gravy…see where I’m going with this? It’s all about prepping for an easy and delicious Thanksgiving this week! And what Thanksgiving spread is complete without mashed potatoes? But these aren’t any ‘ole mashed potatoes…they’re Loaded Mashed Potatoes!
All the creaminess that one loves from mashed potatoes that are made with sour cream and delicious Stonyfield yogurt, and then topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, and cilantro (or green onions)…loaded! Delicious! Amazing! Your guests will truly love this unique take on a classic dish.
The conversation went something like this in my house ‘honey, I’m making mashed potatoes and was thinking of adding bac…’ my hubby interrupting me ‘you don’t need to finish that sentence, the answer is always yes to bacon.’
But the thing is, until this point in my life I had never had a potato masher of my own. I’d always used potato mashers at my parents or in-laws. So when I received a beautifully made tool called a Smood from Dreamfarm, I eager to use it.
The Smood (smooth mash in seconds) is a potato masher that makes smooth mash in seconds, scrapes the pot clean, and serves. And boy does it ever live up to its description. I was so easy to use! No arm soreness from mashing for hours, and it literally took me all of 5 seconds to mash potatoes and has this little lip that really does scrape the sides of the bowl, so no potato chunks are left unmashed. But omg, the smoothness it created! I just can’t even tell you how in love with this cool new kitchen tool I am. AND, one lucky reader has the chance to win a Smood! Just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite thing to mash is (open to US residents only, winner random chosen Nov. 30th, 2014).
I like to make the bacon in the microwave, goes so much quicker and is super easy to crumble and cleanup is a breeze!
This Thanksgiving mix things up and bring this amazing mashed potato dish! It certainly goes well with turkey and gravy!
I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product for writing this post, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.