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Bacon and Cheddar Whipped Potatoes

Bacon and cheese are an easy way to add zest to mashed potatoes. These go so well with practically any main dish, from weeknight chicken to a party spread. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Beat in next six ingredients until blended. Stir in cheese and bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 297 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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