Loaded Smashed Taters Recipe
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Loaded Smashed Taters Recipe

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I can make an entire pot of smashed taters in the time it takes to bake a single potato. I like to use baby Yukon Golds because the skins are very thin and easy to mash. Make this to your taste—sometimes I add in garlic and chives or sub shallots for the green onions. My husband loves these potatoes with a steak, and even my 20-month-old daughter enjoys them! —Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 cup 2% milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 379 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 682 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain; return to pan. Lightly mash potatoes, gradually adding milk, cream cheese and butter to reach desired consistency. Stir in bacon, cheeses, green onions, tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Loaded Smashed Taters in Taste of Home December 2013

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 379 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 682 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Reviews for Loaded Smashed Taters

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

Great variation on regular mashed potatoes. My sons loved the bacon; we enjoyed the different cheese flavors and substituted chives for the parsley. We doubled the recipe and needed to adjust the prep time upward.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

Delicious to the eye and easy to make. DH and I thought it good, but, with so many ingredients, it was hard to taste the potatoes, and it overwhelmed our palates. We did not enjoy the garlic and herb cream cheese and would use plain garlic and herbs. I cut down on the bacon to 8 slices from the pound recommended and cut out the butter, but everything else I kept the same. Thank you Andrea for the inspiration.

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

Over-the-top and delicious!

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