Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar |

Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar

Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes • Serves: 8

3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), unpeeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese (2 cups)
1 package (2.1 ounces) fully cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
Fresh parsley leaves for garnish (optional)

1.In large covered saucepot, add potatoes and enough salted water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.

2.Drain potatoes well, then return to saucepot. Add sour cream, butter, salt and pepper. With hand mixer at medium-low speed, beat potatoes 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy and few lumps remain; do not overmix. Fold in cheese and bacon. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
460 Calories, 30g Fat (18g Saturated), 80mg Cholesterol,
588mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 14g Protein

Helpful tips:
> To avoid lumps, do not allow cooked potatoes to cool before preparing mashed potatoes.
> Mix-in ideas: fresh herbs such as parsley or rosemary; chopped green onions.