Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Potatoes have to be one of my favorite side dishes to make. Like ever.

 

Loaded Smashed Potatoes from addapinch.com

Full of everything you love about a baked potatoes, these loaded smashed potatoes are even better, in my opinion.

They are so easy to prepare and work well for serving a crowd for special occasions, when entertaining, or just because.

Loaded Smashed Potatoes from addapinch.com

Here’s the recipe for my Loaded Smashed Potatoes. I seriously can’t wait to hear how you love them!

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Loaded Smashed Potatoes
 
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Loaded Smashed Potatoes make a perfect side dish. Great for entertaining!
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Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 5 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 stick butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • cloves from about 2 bulbs of roasted garlic
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, crumbled
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes into large saucepan and add enough water to cover, plus about 1 inch. Cook over medium-low heat until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add half and half and roasted garlic. Heat until simmering.
  3. Drain potatoes and pour potatoes back into saucepan used to cook them. Smash potatoes over low heat until chunks of potatoes remain, but the majority of the potatoes are smooth. Add the melted butter and half and half mixture to potatoes. Continue to mash the potatoes to incorporate the half and half mixture. Then, mix in garlic, sour cream, bacon crumbles, and cheddar cheese with a spoon until well-combined. Stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Pour potatoes into a serving bowl for serving.
  5. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare mashed potatoes and pour into a casserole dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil or a lid and refrigerate until about 20 minutes before ready to serve. Then, place in a preheated oven at 350º F for 20 minutes.
  6. When you remove from the oven, top with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, if desired.
  7. Serve warm.

Enjoy!
Robyn xoxo

 

 

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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Comments

  1. 1

    OH.MY Seriously those look like the best mashed potatoes EVER. LIKE EVER!

  2. 3

    Not fair! I could eat this for every single meal. But I need salad. Gosh, these look good!

  3. 5

    Wow, these sound delicious! I can’t wait to try these! Bacon, cheese, what is not to love.

  4. 7

    Resolutions should be to eat more of food like this!! :)

  5. 8

    Trouble maker… ;)

  6. 9

    Whoa, these look like the best thing ever! Ultimate comfort food? I think so.

  7. 10

    I can’t wait to try these potatoes, yummy!

  8. 11

    This dish could seriously be my breakfast, lunch, and supper! Yum!

  9. 12

    Good gravy, those look yummilicious! What’s NOT to love about them?! I think I just found my lunch!

  10. 13

    There’s is nothing here that I don’t love.

  11. 14

    Woah! Best smashed potatoes ever! Will happen – soon!!

  12. 15

    Sounds delicious. Would be so good with my Cornish Game Hens! :)

  13. 16

    Killing. me. Hubby talked me into doing a cleanse, and I’m still dairy-free for 3 more days…

  14. 17

    Lovely, just lovely! I know Curtis would love this so much too!

  15. 18

    Your post made me laugh Robyn! I could seriously dig into these – soon! :) They look amazing, absolutely amazing.

  16. 19

    This really just makes me want to run into my kitchen NOW and make them – and I literally just ate dinner! These look AMAZING!

  17. 20

    Loaded is right, oh my these look good!

  18. 21

    Oh my my! These look so awesome!

  19. 22

    These are my kind of potatoes!

  20. 23

    Smashed potatoes! I could eat these for breakfast. :)

  21. 24

    Wow we’re on the same wavelength with the loaded potatoes! Yours look great!

  22. 25

    Who could say no to these mashed potatoes loaded with butter, cheese and garlic! I Want Some Right Now!!

  23. 26

    This totally reminds me of Unos side dish that is amazing ! yum ! totes adding it to my blog post about the best recipes I found on the web this week :)

  24. 27

    It is very much ok Robyn! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It looks amazingly rich and flavourful. Any replacement for bacon?

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