I have a thing for potatoes. I love the taste of them, and I love switching up the flavor of potatoes with lots of different toppings. One of my favorite things to do with potatoes is make them mashed. I have made them, with a reference to Ross in the show Friends, “with lumps” and with skin and completely creamy and plain and with different toppings. Whatever the case may be, I assure you I have made the potatoes this or that way.
Now, I have figured out that my absolute favorite way to make mashed potatoes is in a casserole form. That is, I boil the potatoes, mash them in the same pot I cooked them in, then add toppings such as a bit of cream cheese, a spoonful of sour cream (okay, maybe a little more than that), a dash of salt and a bit of garlic powder.
Put all that together, and you have got the very best mashed potatoes you have ever tried. But it does not end there, add this all to a casserole dish and then top with cheese, bacon and lots of chives and you have got the dish of the year in this new year and forever!
Photo and recipe courtesy of Chef In Training.
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Quick Tip: instead of mashing the potatoes, feel free to whip them with a hand or stand mixer