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Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, April 12, 2006


3 heads of garlic with 1/2 inch cut off of the top
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound of bacon chopped or cut into bite size pieces
4-5 pounds of red potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 to 8 oz. dairy sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 bunch of green onions chopped 1/2 way up the stalks

To Roast Garlic:
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the 3 heads of garlic on individual squares of aluminum foil You will need enough to wrap the head of garlic. Drizzle eahc head with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Wrap foil around head of garlic. Roast in oven til garlic is tender and browned, about 1 hour.
Let cool. To remove roasted garlic cloves, either squeeze the head to release the cloves, or pick them out with a fork. Mash the garlic until smooth.

For the Potatoes:

Fry bacon until slightly crispy remove from pan and drain. Save the grease for a mushroom gravy. Place potatoes into cold water with salt and bring to a boil. Cook intil fork tender and drain. Teturn to pan over medium heat; add butt and garlic and mix. When mixing, use a potato masher or a pastryy cutter so you still have some chunks. Add the gream and begin mixing with a big spoon. Mix til well incorporated. Add sour cream 1 spoonful at a time and mix until it is a consistency that you like. Add bacon, cheddar cheese and onions. Serve and enjoy!




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