Monday, November 14, 2011

mmmmm, mondays...cheesy baked mashed potatoes


continuing on the thanksgiving theme, i'm going to throw out another recipe to add to your thanksgiving or any day repertoire. my general stance on thanksgiving food is that it's one day where things don't have to be healthy. along those lines, here's a mashed potato dish that has more cheese in it than potatoes. enjoy!

cheesy baked mashed potatoes

6-8 large potatoes, peeled, chopped into cubes, boiled until soft in salted water, mashed

1 8-oz block of cream cheese, softened

2 cups sour cream

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

salt, pepper to taste

2 t. or more of garlic powder and onion powder (or more to taste)

extra grated mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese for topping

crispy bacon, crumbled


once the potatoes have been mashed, mix in the above ingredients with a hand mixer. pour into a large baking dish and cover with extra mozzarella and parmesan cheese. bake at 300 for 30-45 minutes.

this recipe can be made in advance and baked on the day of. if refrigerating overnight, increase your oven temperature to 350 degrees, cover your potatoes for 30 minutes and then uncover for another 30 minutes.

if you don't think there's enough fat in the recipe...go ahead and throw on some crumbled bacon for good measure.

enjoy!