I was in search of a mashed potatoes recipe for a party, but wanted something that wasn’t too similar to what everyone would be eating at Thanksgiving, so this recipe Looked perfect. Everyone at the party was raving about it, so I think it might just replace ordinary Thanksgiving mash from now on 😉
Bacon and Gouda Mashed Potatoes
- 8 slices of bacon
- 5 large scallions, chopped
- 3 pounds petite red potatoes, halved or quartered
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup butter, at room temp
- 1/3-1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 cups smoked gouda, grated
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 9×13 baking pan.
- Cook bacon until desired crispness. Drain on paper towels.
- Chop bacon and place in a medium bowl.
- Add scallions and toss together.
- Place potatoes in a large pot full of salted water. Cover and boil until potatoes are tender. Drain.
- Add sour cream, butter, and milk to the pot of potatoes. Mash together until your desired consistency (I like to have some of my potatoes still a bit chunky).
- Stir in 1 1/2 cups smoked gouda and 1 cup of the bacon mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Put all that deliciousness in the baking pan and top with the remaining gouda.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, the top should be golden.
- Once it’s out of the oven, place the remaining bacon mixture on top before serving.