“These comforting mashed potatoes offer even a little more, well, comfort after baking them with the cheddar and bacon and then generously topping them with fresh cut chives. Definately a frequent request at home among family and friends. Not to mention, its very simple. I leave the skins on the potatoes, but if you prefer you can simply do away with them.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan and cover with cold water. Cook over medium heat until potatoes become tender and very easy to pierce with a fork. Drain the water. Mash potatoes until smooth, or, you can leave a little bit of "chunk" to them, which is what I do. Stir in milk, butter, kosher salt, pepper and minced garlic. Add more milk if necessary.
  2. Take the mashed potato mixture and spread out evenly in a pan and set oven to 350. Add the cheddar cheese to the top along with the chopped bacon and chopped chives. Bake until cheese is melted over the top, appx. 10-15 minutes. Be sure to check frequently while baking.
  3. Serve with any meal or just as a snack. Sour Cream can also be added on the top if desired.

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