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Garlic, Bacon & Stilton Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

Creamy and savory, these mashed potatoes are a perfect partner for nearly any entree. They're a snap to put together in advance. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California
Garlic, Bacon & Stilton Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place garlic on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with oil. Wrap foil around garlic. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into potatoes. Add the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mash until potatoes are desired consistency and ingredients are combined. Stir in the Stilton cheese, bacon and 2 tablespoons parsley. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining parsley and, if desired, additional crumbled blue cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 364 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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