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Golden Potato Surprise

 Golden Potato Surprise
I've had this recipe forever and have tinkered with it over the years to perfect it. Now it's a family favorite. I serve it a lot during the holidays. —Karen Sheets, Shelton, Washington
4-6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 medium white potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In large saucepan, melt butter. Saute onions until tender; stir in
  • the flour, thyme, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add
  • cream. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Remove from the heat; let cool slightly. Stir in the
  • mayonnaise and mustard. Pour sauce over potatoes; transfer to a
  • 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Just before serving,
  • sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 353 calories, 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 448 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.