Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 6 bacon strips, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 green onions, chopped
Place potatoes in a dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender. Drain; mash potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings.
In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to drain.
Transfer potato mixture to a greased 13x9in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.