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Garlic, Bacon & Stilton Mashed Potatoes

 Garlic, Bacon & Stilton Mashed Potatoes
Creamy and savory, these mashed potatoes are a perfect partner for about any entrĂ©e. They're a snap to put together in advance.—Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 pound Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided

Directions

  • Place garlic on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with
  • oil. Wrap foil around garlic. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or
  • until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or
  • until tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  • Squeeze softened garlic into potatoes. Add the cream cheese, butter,
  • milk, salt and pepper. Mash potatoes until combined. Stir in the
  • Stilton cheese, bacon and 2 tablespoons parsley. Sprinkle with

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Directions (continued)

  • remaining parsley before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 364 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.