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Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

 Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes
If you like the filling in twice-baked potatoes, you'll love the flavor of this savory side dish that complements most entrees. "It's a good way to finish off extra mashed potatoes," says Margaret Mayhugh of Murphysboro, Illinois.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine the onion mixture, mashed potatoes, 1/2 cup
  • cheese, bacon, salt and pepper. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking
  • dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350°
  • for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.