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Easy Cheddar Garlic Red Smashed Taters
Thank you to Stacey Messina Weiss for sharing this awesome recipe!
8-10 little red potatoes, cleaned and skin left on 1 T parsley 1 T chives 1 t dry mustard 1 t coarse ground pepper 1 t sea salt 1 t paprika 1 t chili powder 1 t chopped garlic 2/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 stick butter, cut into pieces 3 slices cooked bacon, cut into pieces 2/3 cup cheddar cheese (Can use more or less of any of this)
Preheat oven to 375F.
In large pot, boil potatoes until firm but not mushy. Drain, set aside in large mixing bowl.
Using either a potato masher, the preferred choice, or a mixer, mash the potatoes until skins start peeling away.
Add all the ingredients and mix gently, but thoroughly. In prepared casserole dish, scoop potatoes into dish and with a spatula, smooth top.
Sprinkle with 1/3 c mixed cheeses or your favorite, or....leave plain.
Could crumble some crispy bacon, green onions, etc on top.