Bacon-Flavoured Mashed Potatoes

“Bacon and onion add a wonderful flavour to simple mashed potatoes. It's not a lowfat dish, but it ranks as terrific comfort food! Feel free to adjust all amounts to suit your tastes.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Please note that this is a forgiving recipe--use the amounts of butter and milk that you wish, and adding an extra potato won't throw it off.
  2. Also, the celery adds a great flavour, but if you want to leave it out add a little extra onion to make up the difference.
  3. Place chopped potatoes in a large pot, cover with lightly salted cold water and bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes, then return to pot.
  5. Meanwhile, while potatoes are boiling, heat 2 tbsp of the butter in a skillet; add chopped veggies and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add veggies to cooked potatoes, along with the remaining butter.
  7. With a handheld potato masher, mash well.
  8. Slowly add milk, mashing well until potatoes reach desired consistency.
  9. Stir in crumbled bacon and parsley.
  10. Taste; add salt and pepper if needed.

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