Holiday Sides: Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Cheddar and Green Onions

Serves 6

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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Have all the warmth, togetherness, and love of holidays without the stresses and hours in the grocery store, fighting over the last dented can of food. On this year's Home Chef holiday menu, easy and delicious sides with quick assembly, that provide flavors that seem as if they took hours and hours to come together. Happy holidays from all of us at Home Chef!

In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    4 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • 2 Green Onions

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Start the Potatoes

    Peel and cut potatoes into large evenly-sized chunks. Bring a medium pot with potato chunks and 2 tsp. salt covered by water to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, 14-18 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup potato cooking water. Drain potatoes in a colander. While potatoes cook, prepare ingredients

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Trim and thinly slice green onions. Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel, Spread bacon bits evenly on towel-lined plate. Microwave until crisp, 1-2 minutes.

  3. 3

    Finish the Dish

    Return pot used to cook potatoes to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic to hot pot and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add cream and butter. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Once simmering, remove from burner. Add potatoes, sour cream, cheese (reserve a pinch for garnish), ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Mash until smooth. If too dry, add potato cook water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping potatoes with bacon, green onions, and reserved cheese. Bon appétit!

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