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!
- 6-8 Yellow Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Skim Milk
- 1/4 Cup Stonyfield plain yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Sour Cream reduced fat
- 1 Tbs Butter
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 3 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
- 1/2-1 Cup Cheddar shredded, reduced fat
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro or Green onions
- Bring a large pot of water to boil, peel potatoes and then place them in the the water and allow them to cook until a fork goes into the potatoes easy and they are done cooking (about 20 minutes). Drain water and put potatoes in a bowl (or back in the pot). and add the milk, yogurt, sour cream, salt and garlic salt and mash until smooth.
- While the potatoes are cooking make the bacon. Line a plate with three pieces of paper towel, place bacon on the paper towels and place another three pieces of paper towels on top of the bacon and microwave for 3 minutes, then check on the bacon and see if it's done and then microwave for another 3 minutes until the bacon is crispy (mine was very thick and took 6 minutes.)
- Chop the cilantro (or green onions)
- To assemble the loaded mashed potatoes place potatoes in a bowl, sprinkle cheese over potatoes, then crumble bacon on top of the cheese and sprinkle cilantro (or green onions) on top.
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.