Side Dish: Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Adapted from McCormicks.com

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Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

5 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3 ounce package of real bacon pieces
Chopped green onions, optional

Prep Day – Boil about 4 pounds uncooked potatoes until tender. For faster preparation, start with instant or refrigerated prepared mashed potatoes. Place all ingredients, except cheddar cheese and bacon, in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium-high speed until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Cool completely. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Cover and freeze.

Serve Day – Thaw. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. When heated through and ready to serve sprinkle with green onions.

Note: Best served with Savory Chicken from May 2012 Menu.

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