I made these for the first time this Christmas. They were beyond delicious and I can safely say this, tweaked recipe is going into my repertoire for anytime I'm making a special meal---NOT just at the holidays.
Loaded Smashed Potatoes
8 -10 (approx.---I did not measure how many potatoes I bought) red potatoes
1 C 2% milk, warmed
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 lb. bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 C (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese
3-5 green onions, chopped
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 large cloves garlic, minced (I use a garlic press--do what YOU like)
Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Drain; return to pan. Lightly mash potatoes (I do this with the beaters turned OFF, and just smash down a few times), add all the butter in and gradually add milk to reach desired consistency. Stir in bacon, cheeses, green onions, parsley, salt and pepper.
Makes 8 -10 servings