These Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon aren’t quite as guilt-inducing as they look. Find out how to make this comforting side dish with some skinny modifications!
I was all set to make these cheesy mashed potatoes with stovetop BBQ chicken this weekend, but then I remembered that my brother-in-law was coming over and doesn’t eat cheese. (I won’t talk about the fact that that is nearly a crime in my opinion.) To my dismay, I had to switch gears and make Greek Salad with Chicken instead, which was a perfectly lovely dinner but sadly lacking bacon or BBQ sauce. Matt and I were both very excited to finally have this delicious meal last night.
Although it might be a stretch to call this recipe healthy, it is better for you than you might think for rich, creamy mashed potatoes with cheese. For one thing, it contains no butter. I’d like to say that this is because I set out to choose olive oil since it’s a healthier choice, but the truth is I ran out of butter! In the end, I’m glad because these dreamy potatoes were incredible without it. Who needs butter when you have cream cheese and colby jack (and bacon)?
These mashed potatoes with cheese are worthy of a holiday or special occasion but easy enough for a plain old weeknight. I hope you get to try them soon, and I bet they will become a regular star of your dinner table!
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