The Ultimate Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs
This post is sponsored by FAGE, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? It’s the ultimate comfort food and its versatility means it goes with just about anything. It can also be enjoyed as a stand alone dish as we all crave that creamy, savory, warm goodness every now and then. Loaded mashed potatoes are the crowd pleaser that never disappoints. Whether you like bacon bits, chives, or a generous heaping of sour cream, we can all agree that loaded mashed potatoes are a huge hit.
I started out making mashed potatoes with milk, cream, butter, salt, and fresh garlic. Over the years, I’ve perfected my recipe and began incorporating a secret ingredient: sour cream! One of FAGE’s latest additions is a sour cream that’s all-natural, contains simple ingredients, is Non-GMO Project Verified, so rich, and so creamy! Learn more about FAGE’s sour cream here: https://bit.ly/35t3BQg It’s the perfect way to enhance everyday dishes you love so why not use it to make the creamiest loaded mashed potatoes?
Fresh ingredients are always key to a great mashed potato recipe. Fresh garlic, chives, hand peeled potatoes, freshly grated cheddar cheese, bacon, and FAGE’s all natural sour cream are all you need to elevate your old time favorite! This recipe has been tested throughout the years and the one thing that has been able to reawaken this cozy classic is the addition of FAGE’s all natural sour cream. I was impressed by how rich the product appeared as soon as I opened the container. Its vibrant appearance coupled with the scent of fresh sour cream was enough to seal the deal.
How To Make Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs:
I preheat my oven to 400 degrees. Then I hand peeled 4 potatoes, rinsed them, and added them to a pot along with water, 4 garlic cloves, and a tablespoon of salt. I brought them to a boil and made sure they were fork tender before I drained the water off. I fried a few turkey bacon strips and as my son began to voice his curiosity, I kept him busy by letting him shred the bacon to bits while I started on mashing the potatoes. I added butter, continued to whisk, and then added FAGE’s sour cream. As soon as I added the sour cream I noticed a visible change in the consistency of the mashed potatoes. The texture became smoother, softer, and easier to fold. I got 4 ramekins and filled each with mashed potatoes. I grated fresh cheddar because it melts better than pre shredded cheese, chopped fresh chives, and put them on the side to begin making each loaded mashed potato bomb.
I added a small tablespoon of FAGE’s sour cream as a topping on each mashed potato ramekin, and sprinkled cheddar cheese and bacon bits on top of each. I popped them in the oven for 7 minutes, which was just enough time for the cheddar cheese to melt. Removed them from the oven, sprinkled fresh chives, and everyone loved it! FAGE’s sour cream really made the difference! Find it at a store near you: https://bit.ly/3ppf8I8
Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs Recipe:
4 large potatoes
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp salt
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp FAGE Sour Cream
6 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of chives, finely chopped
3 slices of bacon, fried, and shredded to bits
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Peel each potato and rinse. In a small saucepan, add potato, garlic cloves, salt, and fill with water. Place your fire on medium and boil for 25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
Drain water, add butter, and mash. Add sour cream and continue to mash.
Fry your bacon until crispy on both sides and shred to bits. Grate fresh cheddar cheese.
Add mashed potatoes to each ramekin, as an optional step, you can add a tablespoon of FAGE Sour Cream as a topping to each ramekin.
Drizzle each ramekin with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
Place into oven for 7 minutes. Remove and sprinkle fresh chives on top of each mash potato bomb. Serve and enjoy!