Thanksgiving Sides: Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Cheddar and Green Onions
Prep & Cook Time:45-55 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Have all the warmth, togetherness, and love of Thanksgiving without the stresses and hours in the grocery store, fighting over the last dented can of cranberry sauce. On this year's Home Chef Thanksgiving menu, easy and delicious sides with quick assembly, that provide flavors that seem as if they took hours and hours to come together. And not just sides; we're also offering a turkey breast, with simple instructions to roast to pure juicy, tender, deliciousness. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Home Chef!
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You Will Need
Before You Cook
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
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
Prepare the Ingredients
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.
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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