Bacon-Green Onion Mashed Potatoes are wonderfully creamy and buttery with extra flavor from crumbled bacon and green onions. Makes a great side for a holiday meal.
Course Side Dish
3poundsYukon Gold or Russet Potatoes,peeled and cut into chunks
8slicesbacon,cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Place the potatoes and garlic in a large pot and cover with water. Add a few teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil. Simmer until soft, about 20 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Add green onion and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
When potatoes are done, drain well and return to pot or place in a large bowl.
Add milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.Or you can use a potato ricer. If you're using a potato ricer, press the potatoes through it before you add them to the bowl.
Stir in bacon and green onions. Serve.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com