Venango County Recipe of the Day: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

| January 7, 2020

Serve this side dish with meatloaf and a garden salad for a complete meal!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes


9 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 bacon strips, chopped
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped


~Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes (or until tender).

~Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.

~Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream cheese, sour cream, and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, green onions, and bacon. (This can be refrigerated, covered, up to one day.)

~ When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°. Remove potatoes from refrigerator and let stand while oven heats. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes more, or until heated through.

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