Rating: 3.85 stars
117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 1

Make this cheesy mashed potato dish through step 3 the night before, and save the final baking for Thanksgiving day.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2002

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Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain; return to pan, cover, and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp and browned, turning once. Transfer to paper towels to drain; let cool, andcrumble into pieces.

  • Using a fork, mash the potatoes in pan until light and fluffy. Add the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream, and stir until combined and smooth. Add theonion and any onion juice, chives, 2 cups cheese, half the bacon, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

  • Transfer to a buttered 3-quart baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until top is slightly golden and potatoes are heated through, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; garnish with remaining bacon. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (2)

117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
Have made every year for Christmas since first discovering in a Living Thanksgiving edition more than 15 years ago. It isn't Christmas without it!
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
This is a great recipe - my two sons (age 15) ask for it every thanksgiving and any time we are having a special diner. I've made it the day before (through step 3) which makes it easy for Thanksgiving planning. Many thanks for this great recipe.